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The Best Window Treatments In Detroit For Your Back Door

July 19, 2016

Do you have flimsy blinds on your back door that clank against the glass pane when it’s shut? Or is your back door glass still uncovered because you haven’t decided what to put on it? Picking the right window treatments for your back door allows you to enjoy the sunlight and outside view of your Detroit backyard and gives you control over light and privacy - without the noise of blinds or any other window covering that rattles against the glass when the door is shut.

The first thing you should consider when searching for a new back door window treatment is durability. It needs to be tough enough to take the constant motion of the door and short exposure to outside elements. It should also provide privacy from curious neighbors while coordinating with your décor.

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 Detroit for your home.

Plantation Shutters That Are Fixed To Your Door

French back door with white plantation shutters 

Faux wood plantation shutters are a great choice for back doors since the shutter panels are tightly attached to your door. So when you shut your doors, the shutters go with the door and don’t swing around on the glass. Tilt the shutter louvers open to see outside or close them for privacy. The shutter panels swing out so you can clean your door’s glass.

Our Polywood® faux wood shutters are durable and can endure the continuous movement of your back door. They’re crafted from a composite material that blocks moisture and fading. The shutters won’t chip or crack due to temperature or humidity changes. Polywood shutters also make your home more energy efficient by restricting heat transfer through the window.

French doors or sliding glass doors that open up to your deck or patio can be challenging to cover due to their handles and large glass panes. Plantation shutters are built to fit your door’s glass. They can be cut out around large or irregular shaped handles and can fit over any size of glass. Plantation shutters can also cover sliding panels for a sliding door or bi-fold doors. The result is beautiful custom shutters that stay tight with your door. And you can easily open and shut the shutters and your door.

Custom Shades

Bedroom with woven shades on windows 

Shades are a back door window treatment that is easy to customize to your home. They come in multiple colors, material, and patterns. You can retract them to the top to see the view outside or pull them down to decrease 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 are Roman shades, cellular shades, and roller shades. Roman shades stack up at the top of the shade but are flat when they’re pulled down. Cellular shades have little pleats that form a honeycomb shape from the side. These pleats create small air pockets that help insulate the glass. Roller shades have a tube at the top that the shades come down from.

You’ll want shades built from material that won’t be affected by heat and moisture if your door is subject to bright sun or humidity. Shades aren’t as energy efficient as Polywood shutters. But you can lower temperature loss by using cellular shades or shades made from thicker material with liners. Be aware that shades are more prone to fading when compared to shutters.

Shades can be installed with hold down brackets. 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 big door handles.

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

Need additional ideas for your back door window treatments in Detroit or window treatments for your living room, home office, or kitchen? Look through our idea gallery and Ultimate Room Guide. And if you’re ready to buy window treatments call us at 248-429-9294 for a free in-home consultation. A member of our local team will come to your house and help you find the perfect window treatment for your home. Call us today!

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