The Best Window Treatments In Charlotte For Back Doors

Neil Blackwelder

Does your back door have flimsy blinds that bang against the glass pane every time it’s shut? 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 allows you to enjoy the natural light and outside view of your Charlotte backyard while also giving you control over privacy and light - without the distraction of blinds or any other treatment that clangs against the glass any time the door shuts.

Durability is one of the first things to consider when searching for a back door window treatment. It needs to be sturdy enough to handle the constant motion of the door and brief exposure to outside elements. It should also add privacy while complementing 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 move with the door and don’t bang 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 the glass on the door.

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 make your home more energy efficient by minimizing heat transfer through the window.

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 are customizable. If your door has irregular shaped or large handles, plantation shutters can be cut around those handles. They can fit over any size of glass. Plantation shutters can also be used with sliding panels for a sliding door or bi-fold doors. You’ll have stunning custom shutters that remain tight to your door. And it’s easy to 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 colors, patterns, and materials. You can retract them to the top to have light shining through or pull them all the way down to block the light. Additional options include light and privacy liners so you can adjust 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 small pleats that resemble a honeycomb from the side, creating small air pockets that help with insulation. Roller shades come down from a tube at the top.

If your door is exposed to bright sun or humidity, look for 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 cellular shades or shades made from thicker material with liners. Remember that shades are more prone to fading than shutters.

You can add hold down brackets to shades so 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.

Order 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 dining room, living room, or bathroom? Browse through our idea gallery and Ultimate Room Guide. And if you’re ready to buy window treatments contact us at 980-231-1116 for a free in-home consultation. One of our team members will come to your house and help you find the perfect window treatment. Contact us today!