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The Best Window Treatments In New York For Your Back Door

July 19, 2016

Does your back door have cheap blinds that clank against the glass pane when you shut the door? Or is your back door glass still uncovered because you’re unsure what to do with it? Adding the right window treatments to your back door lets you enjoy the sunlight and view of your New York backyard and lets you have control over light and privacy - without the added noise of blinds or any other covering that clangs against the glass any time the door is shut.

The first thing you should consider when you want a new back door window treatment is durability. It needs to be durable enough to withstand the door’s constant motion and brief exposure to outside. It should also provide privacy from curious neighbors while complementing your décor.

Whether your back door is a sliding glass door, a french door, or a regular swing out door with a glass window, learn about the best back door window treatments in New York for your home.

Plantation Shutters That Are Fixed To Your Door

French door with plantation shutters 

Faux wood plantation shutters work well on back doors because the shutter panels are attached tightly to your door. So when you open and close your doors, the shutters go with the door and don’t bounce against the glass. Tilt open the shutter louvers so light comes through 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 the constant motion of your back door. They’re made of a composite material that blocks humidity and fading. The shutters won’t chip or peel because of temperature or humidity changes. Polywood shutters also make your home more energy efficient by reducing heat transfer through the window.

French doors or sliding glass doors that open up to your deck or patio can be tricky to cover due to their handles and large glass panes. Plantation shutters are built to fit your door’s glass. They can be cut out around large or irregular shaped handles and can cover any size of glass. Plantation shutters can also be installed on sliding panels for a sliding door or bi-fold doors. The result is beautiful custom shutters that stay tight with your door. And it’s easy to open and close the door and your shutters.

Customizable Shades

Bedroom with woven shades on windows 

Another back door window treatment that is easy to customize is shades. They come in dozens of patterns, colors, and material. You can pull them to the top to see the view outside or pull them to the bottom to decrease the light. Add-ons include liners for light and privacy so you can adjust 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 smooth when pulled down. Cellular shades have tiny pleats that look like 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.

If your door is subject to bright sun or humidity, choose 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 thicker material, liners, or cellular shades. Remember that shades are more prone to fading than shutters.

You can add hold down brackets to shades and they won’t swing around when you open the back door. One disadvantage shades have is that if you have large door handles, you can’t cut the shade around the handle.

Discover The Back Door Window Treatment That’s Perfect For You

Want additional ideas for your back door window treatments in New York or window treatments for your living room, home office, or kitchen? 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 631-246-3930 for a free in-home consultation. A member of our local team will come to your house and help you find the perfect window treatment for your home. Give us a call today!