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The Best Window Treatments In Destin For Your Back Door

July 19, 2016

Does your back door have cheap blinds that clank against the glass pane each time the door is shut? Or is the glass on your back door still uncovered because you don’t know what to do with it? Adding the right window treatments to your back door lets you enjoy the sunlight and view of your Destin backyard and lets you have control over privacy and light - without the distraction of blinds or any other window covering that bangs against the glass when the door shuts.

Durability is one of the first things to look for when searching for a new back door window treatment. It needs to be sturdy enough to handle the door’s constant motion and short exposure to outside. It should also add privacy while accentuating your home.

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

Plantation Shutters That Are Attached To Your Door

French door with plantation shutters 

Faux wood plantation shutters work well on back doors since the shutter panels are attached tightly to your door. So when you swing open your doors, the shutters move with the door and don’t bounce against the glass. Tilt open the shutter louvers to see outside or close them for privacy. The shutter panels can swing out when it’s time to wipe down the door’s glass.

Our Polywood® faux wood shutters are sturdy and can endure the constant motion of your back door. They’re crafted from a composite material which blocks moisture and fading. The shutters won’t chip or peel due to 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 are attached to your patio or deck can be tricky to cover due to 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 bi-fold doors or sliding panels for a sliding door. You’ll have stunning custom shutters that remain tight to your door. And you can easily open and shut both the door and your shutters.

Custom Shades

Bedroom with woven shades on windows 

Shades are a back door window treatment that is easy to customize to your home. They come in many patterns, colors, and material. You can pull them to the top to see the view outside or pull them all the way down to filter or block the light. Additional options include light and privacy liners so you can tailor them to your needs. Shades that work well 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 to the bottom. Cellular shades have small pleats that resemble a honeycomb from the side, creating small air pockets that help insulate the glass. Roller shades have a tube at the top that the shades roll down from.

You’ll want shades made from material that can guard against the effects of moisture and heat if your door is subject to bright sun or humidity. Shades aren’t as energy efficient as Polywood shutters, but you can reduce energy loss by using cellular shades or shades made from thicker material with liners. Also know that shades are more prone to fading than shutters.

You can add hold down brackets to shades so they don’t swing around when you move the back door. One disadvantage shades have is that if you have big door handles, you can’t cut the shade around the handle.

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

Looking for additional ideas for your back door window treatments in Destin 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 order window treatments call us at 850-203-0419 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. Call us today!

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