The Best Window Treatments In San Antonio For Back Doors

Tyler Jorgensen

Does your back door have flimsy blinds that rattle against the glass pane every time it’s shut? 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 allows you to enjoy the light and view of your San Antonio backyard and lets you have control over light and privacy - without the added noise of blinds or any other treatment that bangs against the glass when you shut the door.

The first thing you should think about when finding a new back door window treatment is durability. You need something tough enough to take the constant motion of the door and occasional exposure to outside elements. It should also add privacy while accentuating your décor.

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 treatment options in San Antonio to fit your needs.

Plantation Shutters That Are Fixed To Your Door

Plantation shutters on a french door leading out to pool 

Faux wood plantation shutters are great for back doors because the shutter panels are attached tightly to your door. So when you shut your doors, the shutters go 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 your door’s glass.

Sunburst Shutters’ Polywood® faux wood shutters are sturdy and can endure your back door’s constant motion. They’re made of a composite material that blocks moisture and fading. The shutters won’t chip or peel due to humidity or temperature changes. Polywood shutters also increase your home’s energy efficiency by restricting heat transfer through the window.

French doors or sliding glass doors that open onto your deck or patio can be challenging 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 irregular shaped or large handles and can be installed on any size of glass. Plantation shutters can also be installed on 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 effortlessly open and shut the door and your shutters.

Personalized Shades

Bedroom with woven shades on windows 

Another back door window treatment that is easy to customize to your home is shades. They come in multiple colors, material, and patterns. You can pull them to the top to let all the light in or pull them all the way down to decrease the light. Add-ons include light and privacy liners which let you tailor them to your needs. Shades we recommend for doors with glass include Roman shades, cellular shades, and roller shades. Roman shades stack up at the top of the shade but are smooth when they’re pulled down. Cellular shades have little pleats that look like a honeycomb from the side. These pleats create small air pockets that help with insulation. Roller shades have a tube at the top that the shades come down from.

You’ll want shades made from material that can guard against the effects of moisture and heat if your door is exposed to relentless sun or humidity. While shades aren’t as energy efficient as Polywood shutters, you can lower heat loss by using liners, thicker materials, or cellular shades. Remember that shades are more likely to fade than shutters.

Shades can be installed with hold down brackets so they don’t swing around when you open the back door. One disadvantage shades have is that you can’t cut the shade around large door handles.

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

Want additional ideas for your back door window treatments in San Antonio 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 call us at 210-876-0377 for a free in-home consultation. One of our team members will come to your house and help you find the perfect window treatment. Contact us today!