The Best Window Treatments In Boston For Back Doors

Holly Perron

Do you have cheap blinds on your back door that bang against the glass pane every time it’s shut? Or have you left your back door glass uncovered because you don’t know what to cover it with? Picking the right window treatments for your back door lets you enjoy the light and outside view of your Boston backyard and gives you control over privacy and light - without the noise of blinds or any other window covering that bangs against the glass when the door opens or shuts.

Durability is one of the first things to consider when finding a back door window treatment. It needs to be durable enough to take the door’s repetitive motions and short exposure to outside 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 move with the door and don’t swing 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 the glass on the door.

Sunburst Shutters’ Polywood® faux wood shutters are durable and can withstand the constant motion of your back door. They’re crafted from a composite material which resists humidity and fading. The shutters won’t chip or peel because of temperature or humidity changes. Polywood shutters also make your home more energy efficient by reducing heat transfer through the window.

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. If your door has large or irregular shaped handles, plantation shutters can be cut around those handles. They 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 remain tight to your door. And you can effortlessly open and close the shutters and your door.

Custom Shades

Woven shades on bedroom windows 

Another back door window treatment that is easy to customize to your home is shades. They come in multiple patterns, colors, and material. You can retract them to the top to see the view outside or pull them down to decrease the light. Additional options include light and privacy liners which allow you to tailor them to your needs. Shades we recommend 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. These pleats create small air pockets that help insulate the glass. Roller shades have a tube at the top that the shades roll down from.

If your door is subject to relentless sun or humidity, choose shade material that is resistant to moisture and heat. Shades aren’t as energy efficient as Polywood shutters, but you can block some temperature 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 moves. One disadvantage of shades is you can’t cut the shade around non-standard door handles.

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

Want more 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 purchase 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!