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The Best Window Treatments In Raleigh For Your Back Door

July 19, 2016

Does your back door have cheap blinds that rattle against the glass pane each time the door is shut? Or is your back door glass still bare because you don’t know how to cover it? Covering your back door with the right window treatments lets you enjoy the light and view of your Raleigh backyard and lets you have control over privacy and light - without the noise of blinds or any other window covering that bangs against the glass when the door moves.

The first thing to consider when you want a new back door window treatment is durability. It should be sturdy enough to take the constant motion of the door and occasional exposure to outside elements. It should also provide privacy from neighbors while coordinating with your home and style.

Whether your back door is a french door, sliding glass door, or a normal swing out door with a glass window, discover the best back door window treatments in Raleigh for your home.

Plantation Shutters That Are Fixed To Your Door

Plantation shutters on a french door leading out to pool 

Faux wood plantation shutters are a great choice for back doors since the shutter panels are attached tightly to your door. So when you open and close your doors, the shutters move with the door and don’t bang around on the glass. Tilt the shutter louvers open to let in light or close them for privacy. The shutter panels swing out so you can clean the glass on the door.

Our Polywood® faux wood shutters are built for durability and can withstand your back door’s constant motion. They’re made of a composite material which blocks humidity and fading. The shutters won’t chip or crack because of temperature or humidity changes. Polywood shutters also increase your home’s energy efficiency by restricting heat transfer through the window.

French doors or sliding glass doors that open up to your deck or patio can be hard to cover due to their handles and large glass panes. Plantation shutters are built to fit your door’s glass. If your door has irregular shaped or large handles, plantation shutters can be cut around those handles. They can fit over any size of glass. Plantation shutters can also be installed on bi-fold doors or sliding panels for a sliding door. You’ll have beautiful custom shutters that remain tight to your door. And you can effortlessly open and close both the door and your shutters.

Personalized Shades

Contemporary bedroom with light woven shades 

Shades are a back door window treatment that is easy to customize to your home. They come in dozens of colors, material, and patterns. You can retract them to the top to see the view outside or pull them all the way down to block the light. Upgrades include liners for light and privacy which allow you to customize them to your needs. Shades that are great for doors with glass are Roman shades, cellular shades, and roller shades. Roman shades stack up at the top of the shade but are flat when they’re pulled down. Cellular shades have small pleats that resemble a honeycomb from the side, making small air pockets that help insulate the glass. Roller shades have a tube at the top that the shades come down from.

You’ll want shades built from material that won’t be affected by heat and moisture if your door is subject to bright sun or humidity. Shades aren’t as energy efficient as Polywood shutters. But you can block some heat loss by using thicker material, liners, or cellular shades. Also know that shades are more prone to fading when compared to shutters.

Shades can be mounted with hold down brackets so they don’t swing around when the back door is shut. One disadvantage shades have is that if you have big door handles, you can’t cut the shade around the handle.

Pick The Back Door Window Treatment That’s Perfect For Your Home

Want more ideas for your back door window treatments in Raleigh or window treatments for your dining room, living room, or bathroom? Browse through our idea gallery and Ultimate Room Guide. And if you’re ready to start the ordering process for window treatments call us at 919-887-9198 for a free in-home consultation. One of our window treatment professionals will come to your house and help you choose the perfect window treatment for your home. Contact us today!

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