The Best Window Treatments In New Brunswick For Your Back Door

Mike Horn

Does your back door have cheap blinds that clank against the glass pane when it’s shut? Or is your back door glass still bare because you’re unsure how to cover it? Buying the right window treatments for your back door lets you enjoy the light and outside view of your New Brunswick backyard and gives you control over light and privacy - without the added noise of blinds or any other covering that bangs against the glass when the door is shut.

The first thing to look for when you want a back door window treatment is durability. It needs to be tough enough to handle the door’s repetitive motions and brief exposure to the elements. It should also add privacy while accentuating 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 for your home.

Plantation Shutters That Are Fixed To Your Door

French back door with white plantation shutters 

Faux wood plantation shutters work well with back doors since the shutter panels are attached tightly to your door. So when you shut your doors, the shutters stay with the door and don’t swing around on the glass. You can tilt open the shutter louvers to see outside or close them to reduce glare and provide privacy. Swing out the shutter panels to easily clean your door’s glass.

Sunburst Shutters’ Polywood® faux wood shutters are durable 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 humidity or temperature changes. Polywood shutters also increase your home’s energy efficiency by reducing heat transfer through the window.

Sliding glass doors or french doors that open up to your deck or patio can be hard to cover because of their handles and large glass panes. Plantation shutters can be customized. If your door has large or irregular shaped handles, plantation shutters can be cut around those handles. They can fit over 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.

Personalized Shades

Woven shades on bedroom windows 

Shades are a back door window treatment that is easy to customize. They come in many colors, material, and patterns. You can retract them to have light shining through or pull them down to block the light. Options include light and privacy liners which let you 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 look like a honeycomb from the side, making small air pockets that help with insulation. Roller shades have a tube at the top that the shades roll down from.

If your door is subject to constant sun or humidity, try to find shade material that can guard against the effects of heat and moisture. Shades aren’t as energy efficient as Polywood shutters, but you can reduce temperature 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. This way they don’t swing around when you move the back door. One disadvantage shades have is that if you have large door handles, you can’t cut the shade around the handle.

Choose The Back Door Window Treatment That’s Right For You

Need additional ideas for your back door window treatments in New Brunswick or window treatments for your dining room, living room, or bathroom? Take a look at our idea gallery and Ultimate Room Guide. And if you’re ready to start the ordering process for 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 perfect window treatment. Give us a call today!