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The Best Window Treatments In St. George For Back Doors

July 19, 2016

Do you have cheap blinds on your back door that rattle against the glass pane when the door is shut? Or have you left your back door glass uncovered because you don’t know what to do with it? Adding the right window treatments to your back door lets you enjoy the light and outside view of your St. George backyard and lets you have control over light and privacy - without the distraction of blinds or any other covering that rattles against the glass when the door moves.

The first thing to consider when you want a new back door window treatment is durability. You need something strong enough to handle the constant motion of the door and occasional exposure to outside. It should also provide privacy from neighbors while matching your décor.

Whether your back door is a french door, sliding glass door, or a normal swing out door with a glass window, here are the best back door window treatments in St. George to meet your needs.

Plantation Shutters That Are Attached To Your Door

French back door with white plantation shutters 

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

Sunburst Shutters’ Polywood® faux wood shutters are sturdy and can handle your back door’s constant motion. They’re crafted from a composite material which resists moisture and fading. The shutters won’t crack or chip due to temperature or humidity changes. 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 hard to cover because of their large glass panes and handles. Plantation shutters can be customized. If your door has irregular shaped or large handles, plantation shutters can be cut around those handles. They can be installed on any size of glass. Plantation shutters can also cover sliding panels for a sliding door or bi-fold doors. You’ll have beautiful custom shutters that remain tight to your door. And it’s easy to open and close the door and your shutters.

Customizable Shades

Woven shades on bedroom windows 

Another back door window treatment that is easy to personalize is shades. They come in dozens of colors, patterns, and materials. You can pull them to the top to let all the light in or pull them all the way down to decrease the light. Add-ons include light and privacy liners so you can adjust 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 little pleats that resemble a honeycomb from the side, making air pockets that help with insulation. Roller shades come down from a tube at the top.

You’ll want shades constructed from material that won’t be affected by heat and moisture if your door is exposed to relentless sun or humidity. While shades aren’t as energy efficient as Polywood shutters, you can reduce heat loss by using liners, thicker materials, or cellular shades. Also know that shades are more prone to fading when compared to shutters.

Shades can be mounted with hold down brackets so they don’t swing around when the back door moves. One of the disadvantages of shades is if you have non-standard door handles, you can’t cut the shade around the handle.

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

Want more ideas for your back door window treatments in St. George or window treatments for your living room, dining room, or sidelights? Browse through our idea gallery and Ultimate Room Guide. And if you’re ready to buy window treatments give us a ring at 435-485-9332 for a free in-home consultation. A member of our local team will come to your home and help you choose the best window treatment. Give us a call today!

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