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The Best Window Treatments In San Antonio For Back Doors

July 19, 2016

Does your back door have cheap blinds that rattle against the glass pane when you shut the door? Or have you left your back door glass uncovered because you’re unsure what to do with it? Adding the right window treatments to your back door allows you to enjoy the sunlight and outside 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 whenever you shut the door.

The first thing you should think about when searching for a new back door window treatment is durability. It needs to be tough enough to take the door’s repetitive motions and occasional exposure to outside elements. It should also add privacy while complementing 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 treatments 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 tightly attached to your door. So when you open and close your doors, the shutters go with the door and don’t bang around on the glass. You can tilt open the shutter louvers to see outside 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 durable and can endure the constant motion of your back door. They’re crafted from 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. If your door has irregular shaped or large handles, plantation shutters can be cut around those handles. They can cover any size of glass. Plantation shutters can also be used with bi-fold doors or sliding panels for a sliding door. You’ll end up with stunning custom shutters that remain tight to your door. And you can effortlessly open and shut the door and your shutters.

Customizable 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 have light shining through or pull them down to decrease the light. Upgrades include light and privacy liners so you can tailor 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 smooth when you pull them down. Cellular shades have little pleats that form a honeycomb shape from the side, creating small air pockets that help with insulation. Roller shades roll down from a tube at the top.

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. Be aware that shades are more likely to fade than shutters.

Shades can be mounted 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 Right 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 pick the best window treatment. Contact us today!

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