The Best Window Treatments In Sacramento For Back Doors

Curtis Orton

Do you have flimsy blinds on your back door that clank against the glass pane each time it’s shut? Or have you left your back door glass 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 and gives you control over light and privacy - without the noise of blinds or any other treatment that clangs 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 tough enough to take the door’s repetitive motions and short exposure to the elements. It should also provide privacy from 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, discover the best back door window treatment options in Sacramento to meet your needs.

Plantation Shutters That Are Attached To Your Door

French door with plantation shutters 

Faux wood plantation shutters work well with back doors since the shutter panels are tightly attached to your door. When you swing open your doors, the shutters move with the door and don’t swing around on the glass. Tilt open the shutter louvers to see outside or close them to reduce glare and provide privacy. The shutter panels swing out so you can 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 made of 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 are attached to your patio or deck can be hard to cover because of 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 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 the shutters and your door.

Personalized Shades

Contemporary bedroom with light woven shades 

Another back door window treatment that is easy to customize to your home is shades. They come in multiple colors, patterns, and materials. You can retract them to the top to have light shining through or pull them down to block the light. Add-ons include liners for light and privacy which let you 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 look like a honeycomb from the side, making small air pockets that help insulate the glass. Roller shades have a tube at the top that the shades come down from.

You’ll want shades built from material that won’t be affected by heat and moisture if your door is subject to relentless 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. Remember that shades are more prone 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 large door handles, you can’t cut the shade around the handle.

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

Need 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 start the ordering process for 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. Give us a call today!