The Best Window Treatments In Detroit For Your Back Door

Steve Hill

Do you have flimsy blinds on your back door that clank against the glass pane every time you shut the door? Or is the glass on your back door still bare because you haven’t decided what to put on it? Covering your back door with the right window treatments 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 bangs against the glass whenever you move the door.

The first thing you should look for when searching for a new back door window treatment is durability. You need something tough enough to handle the constant motion of the door and brief exposure to outside elements. It should also provide privacy from 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, here are the best back door window treatments in Detroit to meet your needs.

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 attached tightly 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 made of a composite material that blocks moisture and fading. The shutters won’t chip or crack due to humidity or temperature changes. Polywood shutters also reduce heat transfer through the window to increase your home’s energy efficiency.

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 remain tight to your door. And it’s easy to open and shut the shutters and your door.

Custom Shades

Woven shades on bedroom 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 all the way down to decrease the light. Additional options include light and privacy liners which let you 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 you pull them 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.

If your door is subject to constant 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 lower energy loss by using cellular shades or shades made from thicker material with liners. Remember that shades are more susceptible to fading when compared to shutters.

You can add hold down brackets to shades so they don’t swing around when the back door is shut. One of the disadvantages of shades is if you have non-standard door handles, you can’t cut the shade around the handle.

Order 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? Browse 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. Give us a call today!