The Best Window Treatments In Destin For Your Back Door

Eric Ramsey

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 whenever you move the door.

Durability is one of the first things to look for when searching for a new back door window treatment. You need something strong enough to take the door’s constant motion and short exposure to outside. It should also provide privacy from curious neighbors while accentuating your décor.

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

Plantation Shutters That Are Attached To Your Door

Plantation shutters on a french door leading out to pool 

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

Our Polywood® faux wood shutters are durable 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.

Sliding glass doors or french doors that are attached to your patio or deck can be tricky to cover due to their handles and large glass panes. Plantation shutters are customizable. 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 cover bi-fold doors or sliding panels for a sliding door. You’ll end up with beautiful custom shutters that stay tight with your door. And you can easily open and shut both the door and your shutters.

Custom Shades

Bedroom with woven shades on windows 

Another back door window treatment that is easy to customize is shades. They come in many colors, patterns, and materials. 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 which let you tailor them to your needs. Shades we recommend 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 tiny pleats that resemble a honeycomb from the side. These pleats create small air pockets that help insulate the glass. Roller shades have a tube at the top that the shades roll 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 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.

Shades can be mounted 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 big door handles, you can’t cut the shade around the handle.

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

Looking for additional ideas for your back door window treatments in Destin 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 order window treatments contact 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 find the perfect window treatment. Give us a call today!