Sliding door shutters

The Best Window Treatments In Atlanta For Back Doors

July 19, 2016

Do you have flimsy blinds on your back door that rattle against the glass pane every time you shut the door? Or is your back door glass still uncovered because you don’t know how to cover it? Covering your back door with the right window treatments allows you to enjoy the natural light and outside view of your Atlanta backyard and lets you have control over privacy and light - without the added noise of blinds or any other treatment that clangs against the glass any time the door is shut.

The first thing to consider when finding a back door window treatment is durability. You need something tough enough to withstand the door’s constant motion and occasional exposure to outside elements. It should also provide privacy from curious 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 Atlanta to meet your needs.

Plantation Shutters That Are Fixed To Your Door

French door with plantation shutters 

Faux wood plantation shutters are great for back doors since the shutter panels are installed on your door. When you shut your doors, the shutters go with the door and don’t bang around on the glass. You can tilt the shutter louvers open to see outside or close them to reduce glare and provide privacy. The shutter panels swing out so you can clean the glass on the door.

Our Polywood® faux wood shutters are durable and can handle your back door’s constant motion. They’re built using a composite material which blocks humidity and fading. The shutters won’t chip or peel because of changes in humidity or temperature. Polywood shutters also make your home more energy efficient by minimizing heat transfer through the window.

French doors or sliding glass doors that are attached to your patio or deck can be difficult to cover because of their large glass panes and handles. Plantation shutters can be customized. They can be cut out around irregular shaped or large handles and can fit over 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 stay tight with your door. And you can effortlessly open and close the shutters and your door.

Custom Shades

Woven shades on bedroom windows 

Another back door window treatment that is easy to personalize is shades. They come in many colors, patterns, and materials. You can pull them to the top to have light shining through or pull them down to block the light. Options include light and privacy liners which let you 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 pulled down to the bottom. Cellular shades have little pleats that form a honeycomb shape from the side. These pleats create small air pockets that increase insulation. Roller shades come down from a tube at the top.

If your door is exposed to constant sun or humidity, try to find shade material that is resistant to moisture and heat. Shades aren’t as energy efficient as Polywood shutters. But you can block some heat loss by using thicker material, liners, 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 is shut. One of the disadvantages of shades is if you have large door handles, you can’t cut the shade around the handle.

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

Need more ideas for your back door window treatments in Atlanta or window treatments for your living room, dining room, or sidelights? Look through our idea gallery and Ultimate Room Guide. And if you’re ready to buy window treatments give us a ring at 404-962-8517 to schedule a free in-home consultation. A member of our local team will come to your home and help you choose the perfect window treatment. Give us a call today!

Get a Free Quote Today
Contact us at 404-962-8517 or complete this form to schedule a free in-home or virtual design consultation!