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The Best Window Treatments In Charlotte For Back Doors

July 19, 2016

Does your back door have cheap blinds that clank against the glass pane when you shut the door? Or is your back door glass still uncovered because you’re unsure how to cover it? Covering your back door with the right window treatments lets you enjoy the natural light and outside view of your Charlotte backyard and gives you control over privacy and light - without the distraction of blinds or any other covering that clangs against the glass any time the door shuts.

The first thing to consider when finding a new back door window treatment is durability. It needs to be strong enough to take the door’s repetitive motions and brief exposure to the elements. It should also add privacy while accentuating 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, discover the best back door window treatments in Charlotte to fit your needs.

Plantation Shutters That Are Attached To Your Door

French door with plantation shutters 

Faux wood plantation shutters are great for back doors because the shutter panels are installed on your door. So when you swing open your doors, the shutters stay with the door and don’t swing around on the glass. Tilt the shutter louvers open so light comes through or close them for added privacy. Swing out the shutter panels to easily clean your door’s glass.

Our Polywood® faux wood shutters are sturdy and can endure the continuous movement of your back door. They’re made of a composite material that resists moisture and fading. The shutters won’t chip or crack because of temperature or humidity changes. Polywood shutters also restrict heat transfer through the window to make your home more energy efficient.

Sliding glass doors or french doors that are attached to your patio or deck can be tricky to cover due to their handles and large glass panes. Plantation shutters can be customized. They can be cut out around irregular shaped or large handles and can cover any size of glass. Plantation shutters can also be installed on sliding panels for a sliding door or bi-fold doors. You’ll end up with beautiful custom shutters that stay tight with your door. And you can easily open and close both the door and your shutters.

Customizable Shades

Woven shades on bedroom windows 

Another back door window treatment that is easy to customize to your home is shades. They come in many patterns, colors, and material. You can retract them to let all the light in or pull them all the way down to filter or block the light. Additional options include light and privacy liners so you can customize them to your needs. Shades that are great for doors with glass include 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 tiny pleats that resemble a honeycomb 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 bright sun or humidity, try to find shade material that can guard against the effects of heat and moisture. Shades aren’t as energy efficient as Polywood shutters. But you can reduce heat loss by using thicker material, liners, or cellular shades. Remember that shades are more prone to fading than shutters.

Shades can be mounted with hold down brackets. This way they don’t swing around when you open the back door. One disadvantage shades have is that you can’t cut the shade around large door handles.

Choose The Back Door Window Treatment That’s Perfect For Your Home

Want other ideas for your back door window treatments in Charlotte 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 call us at 980-231-1116 for a free in-home consultation. A member of our local team will come to your house and help you pick the perfect window treatment. Contact us today!

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