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The Best Window Treatments In Philadelphia For Back Doors

July 19, 2016

Does your back door have flimsy blinds that clank against the glass pane when it’s shut? Or is your back door glass still bare because you’re unsure how to cover it? Picking the right window treatments for your back door lets you enjoy the light and view of your Philadelphia backyard and lets you have control over privacy and light - without the noise of blinds or any other treatment that bangs against the glass whenever the door is shut.

Durability is one of the first things to consider when searching for a new back door window treatment. It should be tough enough to take the door’s constant motion and short exposure to outside. It should also provide privacy from neighbors while matching your home.

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 treatment options in Philadelphia 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 because the shutter panels are tightly attached to your door. So when you shut your doors, the shutters move with the door and don’t bounce against the glass. Tilt the shutter louvers open to see outside or close them for privacy. The shutter panels can swing out when it’s time to clean the glass on the door.

Our Polywood® faux wood shutters are built for durability and can endure the continuous movement of your back door. They’re crafted from a composite material which resists humidity and fading. The shutters won’t crack or chip because of changes in humidity or temperature. Polywood shutters also restrict heat transfer through the window to make your home more energy efficient.

Sliding glass doors or french doors that are attached to your patio or deck can be hard to cover because of their handles and large glass panes. Plantation shutters can be customized. They can be cut out around irregular shaped or large handles and 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.

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 many colors, patterns, and materials. You can pull them to the top to have light shining through or pull them to the bottom to filter or block the light. Upgrades include light and privacy liners which allow you to tailor 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 smooth when they’re pulled down. Cellular shades have tiny pleats that look like a honeycomb from the side, creating air pockets that help with insulation. Roller shades have a tube at the top that the shades roll down from.

If your door is subject to constant sun or humidity, try to find 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 temperature loss by using thicker material, liners, or cellular shades. Also know that shades are more susceptible to fading than shutters.

Shades can be mounted with hold down brackets so they don’t swing around when you open the back door. One disadvantage shades have is that if you have big door handles, you can’t cut the shade around the handle.

Choose The Back Door Window Treatment That’s Perfect For Your Home

Need more ideas for your back door window treatments in Philadelphia or window treatments for your living room, dining room, or sidelights? Look through our idea gallery and Ultimate Room Guide. And if you’re ready to start the ordering process for window treatments call us at 215-874-4897 for a free in-home consultation. One of our team members will come to your home and help you find the perfect window treatment. Call us today!

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