The Best Window Treatments In Atlanta For Back Doors

Dan Taylor

Do you have flimsy blinds on your back door that rattle against the glass pane when you shut the door? Or have you left your back door glass uncovered because you don’t know how to cover it? Adding the right window treatments to your back door lets you 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 covering that clangs against the glass any time the door moves.

Durability is one of the first things to look for when searching for a new back door window treatment. It needs to be 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 normal swing out door with a glass window, a french door, or a sliding glass door, here are the best back door window treatments in Atlanta for your home.

Plantation Shutters That Are Fixed To Your Door

Plantation shutters on a french door leading out to pool 

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 swing around on the glass. You can tilt the shutter louvers open to see outside or close them for privacy. Swing out the shutter panels to easily clean your door’s glass.

Our Polywood® faux wood shutters are durable and can withstand 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 minimize heat transfer through the window to increase your home’s energy efficiency.

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 are customizable. If your door has irregular shaped or large handles, plantation shutters can be cut around those handles. They can cover any size of glass. Plantation shutters can also cover bi-fold doors or sliding panels for a sliding door. You’ll have beautiful 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 

Shades are a back door window treatment that is easy to customize. They come in many colors, patterns, and materials. You can pull them to the top to let all the light in or pull them down to filter or block the light. Options include light and privacy liners so you can 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 reduce heat loss by using thicker material, liners, or cellular shades. Also know that shades are more susceptible to fading when compared to shutters.

You can add hold down brackets to shades. 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

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. Call us today!