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The Best Window Treatments In Seattle For Back Doors

July 19, 2016

Does your back door have cheap blinds that rattle against the glass pane when the door is shut? Or have you left your back door glass uncovered because you haven’t decided what to do with it? Covering your back door with the right window treatments lets you enjoy the sunlight and view of your Seattle backyard and gives you control over privacy and light - without the noise of blinds or any other covering that rattles against the glass when the door is shut.

Durability is one of the first things to consider when you want a new back door window treatment. You need something durable enough to take the door’s constant motion and occasional exposure to the elements. It should also provide privacy from curious neighbors while matching your home and style.

Whether your back door is a sliding glass door, a french door, or a regular swing out door with a glass window, learn about the best back door window treatment options in Seattle for your home.

Plantation Shutters That Are Attached To Your Door

French door with plantation shutters 

Faux wood plantation shutters are a great choice for back doors because the shutter panels are attached tightly to your door. When you shut your doors, the shutters move with the door and don’t bang around on the glass. Tilt open the shutter louvers to see outside or close them for privacy. The shutter panels can swing out when it’s time to clean the glass on the door.

Our Polywood® faux wood shutters are built for durability and can withstand the continuous movement of your back door. They’re built using a composite material that resists moisture and fading. The shutters won’t chip or crack because of changes in humidity or temperature. Polywood shutters also make your home more energy efficient by minimizing heat transfer through the window.

Sliding glass doors or french doors that open up to your patio or deck can be challenging to cover because of their large glass panes and handles. Plantation shutters are customizable. They can be cut out around irregular shaped or large handles and can be installed on any size of glass. Plantation shutters can also cover bi-fold doors or sliding panels for a sliding door. You’ll have stunning custom shutters that remain tight to your door. And it’s easy to open and close the shutters and your door.

Custom Shades

Contemporary bedroom with light woven shades 

Another back door window treatment that is easy to personalize is shades. They come in multiple colors, patterns, and materials. You can retract them to the top to see the view outside or pull them to the bottom to decrease the light. Additional options include light and privacy liners which allow you to customize them to your needs. Shades that work well for doors with glass are Roman shades, cellular shades, and roller shades. Roman shades stack up at the top of the shade but are flat when pulled down. Cellular shades have small pleats that form a honeycomb shape from the side. These pleats create small air pockets that help with insulation. Roller shades have a tube at the top that the shades come down from.

You’ll want shades constructed from material that is resistant to heat and moisture if your door is subject to relentless sun or humidity. While shades aren’t as energy efficient as Polywood shutters, you can lower energy loss by using cellular shades or shades made from thicker material with liners. Also know that shades are more susceptible to fading than shutters.

Shades can be mounted with hold down brackets. This way they don’t swing around when the back door is shut. One of the disadvantages of shades is you can’t cut the shade around non-standard door handles.

Discover The Back Door Window Treatment That’s Perfect For You

Looking for more ideas for your back door window treatments in Seattle or window treatments for your dining room, living room, or bathroom? Browse through our idea gallery and Ultimate Room Guide. And if you’re ready to buy window treatments give us a ring at 360-464-2277 to schedule a free in-home consultation. One of our team members will come to your home and help you find the perfect window treatment. Call us today!