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The Best Window Treatments In Sacramento For Back Doors

July 19, 2016

Do you have flimsy blinds on your back door that bang against the glass pane each time it’s shut? Or is the glass on your back door still uncovered because you don’t know how to cover it? Adding the right window treatments to your back door lets you enjoy the natural light and view of your Sacramento backyard while also giving you control over light and privacy - without the added noise of blinds or any other covering that clangs against the glass whenever you move the door.

The first thing to consider 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 brief exposure to the elements. It should also provide privacy from curious neighbors while matching your home.

Whether your back door is a normal swing out door with a glass window, a french door, or a sliding glass door, here are the best back door window treatment options in Sacramento 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 are a great choice for back doors since the shutter panels are attached tightly to your door. When you swing open your doors, the shutters stay with the door and don’t bang around on the glass. Tilt open the shutter louvers to let in light or close them for privacy. Swing out the shutter panels to easily clean the glass on the door.

Our Polywood® faux wood shutters are durable and can withstand the constant motion of your back door. They’re crafted from a composite material that resists moisture and fading. The shutters won’t chip or peel due to changes in humidity or temperature. Polywood shutters also reduce heat transfer through the window to make your home more energy efficient.

French doors or sliding glass doors that open onto your patio or deck can be difficult to cover because of their handles and large glass panes. Plantation shutters can be customized. They can be cut out around irregular shaped or large handles and can cover any size of glass. Plantation shutters can also cover sliding panels for a sliding door or bi-fold doors. You’ll have pristine custom shutters that are tightly attached to your door. And you can effortlessly open and shut both the door and your shutters.

Customizable Shades

Contemporary bedroom with light woven shades 

Shades are a back door window treatment that is easy to customize to your home. They come in multiple colors, patterns, and materials. You can retract them to the top to let all the light in or pull them all the way down to filter or block the light. Add-ons include liners for light and privacy 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 form a stack at the top of the shade but are smooth when pulled down. Cellular shades have little pleats that form a honeycomb shape from the side, making small air pockets that help insulate the glass. Roller shades come down from a tube at the top.

If your door is subject to constant sun or humidity, look for shade material that won’t be affected by 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. Remember that shades are more susceptible to fading than shutters.

Shades can be installed with hold down brackets and they won’t swing around when the back door moves. One disadvantage shades have is that if you have big door handles, you can’t cut the shade around the handle.

Pick The Back Door Window Treatment That’s Perfect For Your Home

Want more ideas for your back door window treatments in Sacramento or window treatments for your living room, home office, or kitchen? Browse through our idea gallery and Ultimate Room Guide. And if you’re ready to purchase window treatments contact us at 916-250-0758 to schedule a free in-home consultation. A member of our local team will come to your house and help you choose the best window treatment. Call us today!

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