The Best Window Treatments In St. George For Back Doors

Kasey Udy

Do you have cheap blinds on your back door that rattle against the glass pane every time the door is shut? Or have you left your back door glass uncovered because you don’t know what to do with it? Covering your back door with the right window treatments lets you enjoy the sunlight 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 bangs against the glass when the door moves.

Durability is one of the first things to think about when finding a back door window treatment. You need something strong enough to handle the door’s repetitive motions and occasional exposure to outside. It should also provide privacy from neighbors while matching your home.

Whether your back door is a french door, sliding glass door, or a normal swing out door with a glass window, discover the best back door window treatments in St. George for your home.

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 the glass on the door.

Sunburst Shutters’ Polywood® faux wood shutters are sturdy and can withstand your back door’s constant motion. They’re made of a composite material which resists moisture and fading. The shutters won’t chip or crack due to humidity or temperature changes. Polywood shutters also make your home more energy efficient by reducing 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. They can be cut out around large or irregular shaped handles and 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 end up with stunning custom shutters that stay tight with your door. And you can easily open and close the door and your shutters.

Customizable Shades

Bedroom with woven shades on windows 

Another back door window treatment that is easy to personalize is shades. They come in many patterns, colors, and material. 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 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 little pleats that resemble a honeycomb from the side, making air pockets that increase insulation. Roller shades have a tube at the top that the shades roll down from.

If your door is subject to relentless sun or humidity, choose shade material that won’t be affected by heat and moisture. While shades aren’t as energy efficient as Polywood shutters, you can block some heat loss by using liners, thicker materials, or cellular shades. Also know that shades are more susceptible to fading when compared to shutters.

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

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 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 435-485-9332 for a free in-home consultation. One of our team members will come to your home and help you choose the perfect window treatment. Call us today!