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The Best Window Treatments In Tampa For Back Doors

July 19, 2016

Do you have flimsy blinds on your back door that bang against the glass pane each time you shut the door? Or is your back door glass still uncovered because you haven’t decided what to cover it with? Choosing the right window treatments for your back door allows you to enjoy the natural light and view of your Tampa backyard and gives you control over privacy and light - without the added noise of blinds or any other window covering that bangs against the glass whenever you shut the door.

Durability is one of the first things to look for when finding a new back door window treatment. It needs to be durable enough to handle the door’s constant motion and brief exposure to outside elements. It should also provide privacy from curious neighbors while accentuating your home.

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 Tampa to fit your needs.

Plantation Shutters That Are Attached To Your Door

French back door with white plantation shutters 

Faux wood plantation shutters are a great choice for back doors because the shutter panels are attached tightly to your door. So when you open and close your doors, the shutters move with the door and don’t swing around on the glass. Tilt open the shutter louvers 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 withstand the continuous movement of your back door. They’re crafted from a composite material that resists moisture and fading. The shutters won’t crack or chip due to changes in humidity or temperature. Polywood shutters also increase your home’s energy efficiency by restricting heat transfer through the window.

French doors or sliding glass doors that are attached to your patio or deck can be challenging 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. The result is pristine custom shutters that stay tight with your door. And you can effortlessly open and close both the door and your shutters.

Customizable Shades

Contemporary bedroom with light woven shades 

Another back door window treatment that is easy to customize to your home is shades. They come in dozens of colors, material, and patterns. You can pull them to the top to have light shining through or pull them all the way down to filter or block the light. Upgrades include light and privacy liners which allow you to 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 smooth when pulled down. Cellular shades have tiny pleats that resemble a honeycomb from the side, making 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 constructed from material that can guard against the effects of moisture and heat if your door is subject to relentless sun or humidity. While shades aren’t as energy efficient as Polywood shutters, you can reduce temperature loss by using thicker material, liners, or cellular shades. Remember that shades are more susceptible to fading than shutters.

Shades can be installed with hold down brackets. This way they don’t swing around when you open the back door. One disadvantage of shades is if you have non-standard door handles, you can’t cut the shade around the handle.

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

Need more ideas for your back door window treatments in Tampa 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 purchase window treatments contact us at 813-580-7288 for a free in-home consultation. One of our window treatment professionals will come to your house and help you pick the perfect window treatment. Give us a call today!

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