The Best Window Treatments In Denver For Back Doors

Gary Harding

Does your back door have flimsy blinds that clank against the glass pane each time the door is shut? Or have you left your back door glass bare because you don’t know what to put on it? Covering your back door with the right window treatments lets you enjoy the sunlight and outside view of your Denver backyard while also giving you control over light and privacy - without the distraction of blinds or any other window covering that bangs against the glass whenever you shut the door.

Durability is one of the first things to look for when finding a new back door window treatment. You need something durable enough to withstand the door’s repetitive motions and occasional exposure to outside elements. It should also add privacy while accentuating your style.

Whether your back door is a normal swing out door with a glass window, a french door, or a sliding glass door, learn about the best back door window treatment options in Denver to fit your needs.

Plantation Shutters That Are Fixed To Your Door

French door with plantation shutters 

Faux wood plantation shutters work well on back doors because the shutter panels are tightly attached to your door. When you open and close your doors, the shutters go with the door and don’t bounce against the glass. You can tilt the shutter louvers open so light comes through or close them for added privacy. The shutter panels swing out so you can clean your door’s glass.

Sunburst Shutters’ Polywood® faux wood shutters are sturdy and can handle 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 because of changes in humidity or temperature. Polywood shutters also reduce heat transfer through the window to increase your home’s energy efficiency.

French doors or sliding glass doors that are attached to your deck or patio can be tricky to cover due to their handles and large glass panes. Plantation shutters can be customized. 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 installed on sliding panels for a sliding door or bi-fold doors. The result is beautiful custom shutters that stay tight with your door. And it’s easy to open and shut the shutters and your door.

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 dozens of colors, material, and patterns. You can retract them to see the view outside or pull them down to decrease the light. Add-ons include liners for light and privacy which allow you to 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 you pull them down. Cellular shades have small pleats that form a honeycomb shape from the side. These pleats create air pockets that help with insulation. Roller shades have a tube at the top that the shades come down from.

If your door is subject to relentless sun or humidity, look for shade material that won’t be affected by heat and moisture. While shades aren’t as energy efficient as Polywood shutters, you can reduce temperature loss by using liners, thicker materials, or cellular shades. Remember that shades are more likely to fade when compared to shutters.

Shades can be installed with hold down brackets and they won’t swing around when the back door moves. One of the disadvantages of shades is you can’t cut the shade around large door handles.

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

Looking for other ideas for your back door window treatments in Denver or window treatments for your living room, home office, or kitchen? Look through our idea gallery and Ultimate Room Guide. And if you’re ready to start the ordering process for window treatments call us at 720-538-0182 for a free in-home consultation. One of our team members will come to your home and help you pick the best window treatment. Call us today!