Does your back door have cheap blinds that clank against the glass pane every time it’s shut? Or is the glass on your back door still bare because you’re unsure how to cover it? Adding the right window treatments to your back door lets you enjoy the light and outside view of your New Brunswick backyard while also giving you control over light and privacy - without the added noise of blinds or any other covering that bangs against the glass whenever you shut the door.
The first thing to look for when you want a back door window treatment is durability. You need something tough enough to handle the constant motion of the door and brief exposure to outside elements. It should also add privacy while complementing your style.
Whether your back door is a normal swing out door with a glass window, a french door, or a sliding glass door, here are the best back door window treatment options in New Brunswick to meet your needs.
Plantation Shutters That Are Fixed To Your Door
Faux wood plantation shutters are a great choice for back doors since the shutter panels are attached tightly to your door. So when you shut your doors, the shutters move with the door and don’t bang around on the glass. You can tilt open the shutter louvers to let in light or close them for privacy. The shutter panels swing out so you can clean the glass on the door.
Sunburst Shutters’ Polywood® faux wood shutters are sturdy and can endure the continuous movement of your back door. They’re built using a composite material which resists moisture and fading. The shutters won’t chip or crack because of temperature or humidity changes. Polywood shutters also reduce heat transfer through the window to increase your home’s energy efficiency.
Sliding glass doors or french doors that open up to your deck or patio can be difficult to cover because of their handles and large glass panes. Plantation shutters can be customized. They can be cut out around large or irregular shaped handles and can be installed on any size of glass. Plantation shutters can also cover sliding panels for a sliding door or bi-fold doors. The result is beautiful custom shutters that remain tight to your door. And you can effortlessly open and shut the door and your shutters.
Another back door window treatment that is easy to customize is shades. They come in dozens of colors, material, and patterns. You can retract them to have light shining through or pull them all the way down to block the light. Options include light and privacy liners so you can customize them to your needs. Shades that are great for doors with glass include Roman shades, cellular shades, and roller shades. Roman shades stack up at the top of the shade but are flat when pulled down. Cellular shades have little pleats that form a honeycomb shape from the side, making small air pockets that increase insulation. Roller shades roll down from a tube at the top.
You’ll want shades made from material that won’t be affected by heat and moisture if your door is exposed to bright sun or humidity. Shades aren’t as energy efficient as Polywood shutters, but you can block some energy loss by using liners, thicker materials, or cellular shades. Be aware that shades are more likely to fade when compared to shutters.
Shades can be installed with hold down brackets so they don’t swing around when you move the back door. One disadvantage of shades is you can’t cut the shade around large door handles.
Choose The Back Door Window Treatment That’s Right For You
Want additional ideas for your back door window treatments in New Brunswick or window treatments for your living room, dining room, or sidelights? Take a look at our idea gallery and Ultimate Room Guide. And if you’re ready to purchase window treatments contact us at 732-301-6168 to schedule a free in-home consultation. A member of our local team will come to your home and help you pick the best window treatment. Give us a call today!