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The Best Window Treatments In Denver For Back Doors

July 19, 2016

Does your back door have flimsy blinds that clank against the glass pane each time the door is shut? Or is your back door glass still uncovered 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.

The first thing you should look for when finding a back door window treatment is durability. You need something durable enough to withstand the constant motion of the door and occasional exposure to outside elements. It should also add privacy while complementing your style.

Whether your back door is a french door, sliding glass door, or a normal swing out door with a glass window, 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 attached tightly 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 the glass on the door.

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 minimize 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 fit over any size of glass. Plantation shutters can also be installed on sliding panels for a sliding door or bi-fold doors. The result is stunning custom shutters that stay tight with your door. And you can easily open and shut the shutters and your door.

Personalized 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 many colors, material, and patterns. You can retract them to see the view outside or pull them all the way down to decrease the light. Upgrades include liners for light and privacy which allow you to tailor them to your needs. Shades that work well 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 tiny pleats that form a honeycomb shape from the side, creating air pockets that help with insulation. Roller shades have a tube at the top that the shades come down from.

You’ll want shades built from material that is resistant to heat and moisture if your door is exposed to relentless sun or humidity. Shades aren’t as energy efficient as Polywood shutters, but you can reduce temperature loss by using liners, thicker materials, or cellular shades. Be aware 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.

Find 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. A member of our local team will come to your home and help you find the best window treatment. Give us a call today!

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