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The Best Window Treatments In Boston For Back Doors

July 19, 2016

Do you have cheap blinds on your back door that clank against the glass pane when it’s shut? Or have you left your back door glass uncovered because you’re unsure what to cover it with? Choosing the right window treatments for your back door lets you enjoy the light and outside view of your Boston backyard while also giving you control over privacy and light - without the added noise of blinds or any other window covering that rattles against the glass whenever you shut the door.

Durability is one of the first things to consider when searching for a back door window treatment. It needs to be durable enough to take the door’s repetitive motions and brief exposure to the elements. It should also add privacy while complementing your style.

Whether your back door is a sliding glass door, a french door, or a regular swing out door with a glass window, discover the best back door window treatments in Boston to fit your needs.

Plantation Shutters That Are Attached To Your Door

French back door with white plantation shutters 

Faux wood plantation shutters are great for back doors because the shutter panels are tightly attached to your door. So when you swing open your doors, the shutters stay with the door and don’t bang around on the glass. You can tilt the shutter louvers open so light comes through or close them for privacy. The shutter panels can swing out when it’s time to clean your door’s glass.

Sunburst Shutters’ Polywood® faux wood shutters are durable and can handle your back door’s constant motion. They’re made of a composite material which resists humidity and fading. The shutters won’t chip or peel because of humidity or temperature changes. Polywood shutters also reduce heat transfer through the window to increase your home’s energy efficiency.

Sliding glass doors or french doors that are attached to your deck or patio can be tricky to cover because of their handles and large glass panes. Plantation shutters are customizable. They can be cut out around large or irregular shaped handles and can be installed on any size of glass. Plantation shutters can also cover bi-fold doors or sliding panels for a sliding door. You’ll have pristine custom shutters that stay tight with your door. And you can effortlessly open and close the shutters and your door.

Custom Shades

Woven shades on bedroom windows 

Shades are a back door window treatment that is easy to personalize. They come in multiple colors, patterns, and materials. You can retract them to see the view outside or pull them all the way down to decrease the light. Additional options include light and privacy liners which allow you to tailor them to your needs. Shades that work well for doors with glass are Roman shades, cellular shades, and roller shades. Roman shades form a stack at the top of the shade but are smooth when pulled down to the bottom. Cellular shades have small pleats that form a honeycomb shape from the side, creating small air pockets that help insulate the glass. Roller shades come down from a tube at the top.

You’ll want shades built from material that won’t be affected by heat and moisture if your door is exposed to relentless sun or humidity. While shades aren’t as energy efficient as Polywood shutters, you can block some energy loss by using liners, thicker materials, or cellular shades. Be aware that shades are more likely to fade 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 disadvantage shades have is that you can’t cut the shade around non-standard door handles.

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

Want other ideas for your back door window treatments in Boston 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 start the ordering process for window treatments call us at 781-352-2205 to schedule a free in-home consultation. One of our window treatment professionals will come to your house and help you choose the perfect window treatment for your home. Contact us today!

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