The Best Window Treatments In Tampa For Back Doors

Eric Ramsey

Do you have flimsy blinds on your back door that clank against the glass pane each time you shut the door? Or is the glass on your back door still uncovered because you haven’t decided what to put on it? Adding the right window treatments to 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 noise of blinds or any other window covering that rattles against the glass when the door shuts.

The first thing to think about when finding a new back door window treatment is durability. You need something durable enough to take the door’s constant motion and brief exposure to outside elements. It should also provide privacy from curious neighbors while complementing 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 shut your doors, the shutters stay with the door and don’t swing around on the glass. Tilt open the shutter louvers to see outside or close them for privacy. Swing out the shutter panels to easily clean your door’s glass.

Our Polywood® faux wood shutters are sturdy and can handle the continuous movement of your back door. They’re made of 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 reduce heat transfer through the window to make your home more energy efficient.

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 are customizable. They can be cut out around irregular shaped or large handles and can cover any size of glass. Plantation shutters can also be used with 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 

Shades are a back door window treatment that is easy to customize to your home. They come in dozens of colors, material, and patterns. You can pull them to the top to have light shining through or pull them down to filter or block the light. Add-ons include light and privacy liners which allow you to customize 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 small 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 is resistant to heat and moisture 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 prone 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 shades have is that you can’t cut the shade around large door handles.

Discover The Back Door Window Treatment That’s Right For You

Want 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 call 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 best window treatment. Give us a call today!