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The Best Window Treatments In Salt Lake City For Back Doors

July 19, 2016

Does your back door have cheap blinds that bang against the glass pane each time the door is shut? Or is the glass on your back door still bare because you’re unsure what to put on it? Covering your back door with the right window treatments allows you to enjoy the light and outside view of your Salt Lake City backyard and lets you have control over light and privacy - without the noise of blinds or any other treatment that bangs against the glass when you shut the door.

The first thing you should consider when searching for a back door window treatment is durability. It needs to be tough enough to withstand the door’s repetitive motions and short exposure to the elements. It should also provide privacy from neighbors while accentuating your style.

Whether your back door is a french door, sliding glass door, or a normal swing out door with a glass window, learn about the best back door window treatments in Salt Lake City for your home.

Plantation Shutters That Are Attached To Your Door

French door with plantation shutters 

Faux wood plantation shutters are a great choice for back doors since the shutter panels are tightly attached to your door. When you shut your doors, the shutters go with the door and don’t bounce against the glass. You can tilt open the shutter louvers so light comes through or close them for added privacy. Swing out the shutter panels to easily wipe down the door’s glass.

Our Polywood® faux wood shutters are durable and can withstand the constant motion of your back door. They’re made of a composite material that resists humidity and fading. The shutters won’t crack or chip due to humidity or temperature 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 challenging to cover because of their large glass panes and handles. Plantation shutters can be customized. If your door has large or irregular shaped handles, plantation shutters can be cut around those handles. They can be installed on 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 it’s easy to open and shut the door and your shutters.

Customizable 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 multiple patterns, colors, and material. You can retract them to have light shining through or pull them down to filter or block the light. Additional options include light and privacy liners which allow you to customize them to your needs. Shades we recommend for doors with glass include Roman shades, cellular shades, and roller shades. Roman shades form a stack at the top of the shade but are smooth when they’re pulled down. Cellular shades have small pleats that resemble a honeycomb from the side, creating air pockets that help with insulation. Roller shades roll down from a tube at the top.

If your door is subject to constant sun or humidity, look for shade material that won’t be affected by heat and moisture. Shades aren’t as energy efficient as Polywood shutters, but you can lower temperature loss by using cellular shades or shades made from thicker material with liners. Remember that shades are more prone to fading when compared to shutters.

Shades can be installed with hold down brackets so they don’t swing around when the back door moves. One disadvantage shades have is that you can’t cut the shade around non-standard door handles.

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

Want other ideas for your back door window treatments in Salt Lake City or window treatments for your dining room, living room, or bathroom? Look through our idea gallery and Ultimate Room Guide. And if you’re ready to order window treatments call us at 801-515-3598 for a free in-home consultation. One of our window treatment professionals will come to your home and help you find the perfect window treatment. Give us a call today!

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