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The Best Window Treatments In Gainesville For Your Back Door

July 19, 2016

Does your back door have flimsy blinds that bang against the glass pane when the door is shut? Or have you left your back door glass bare because you don’t know what to do with it? Buying the right window treatments for your back door allows you to enjoy the natural light and outside view of your Gainesville backyard while also giving you control over light and privacy - without the distraction of blinds or any other covering that clangs against the glass any time the door is shut.

Durability is one of the first things to think about when searching for a back door window treatment. You need something durable enough to take the constant motion of the door and occasional exposure to outside. It should also provide privacy from curious neighbors while complementing your home and style.

Whether your back door is a sliding glass door, a french door, or a regular swing out door with a glass window, here are the best back door window treatments in Gainesville for your home.

Plantation Shutters That Are Fixed To Your Door

French door with plantation shutters 

Faux wood plantation shutters are great for back doors since 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. Tilt the shutter louvers open to let in light 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 endure your back door’s constant motion. They’re made of a composite material which resists humidity and fading. The shutters won’t chip or crack because of humidity or temperature changes. Polywood shutters also reduce heat transfer through the window to increase your home’s energy efficiency.

French doors or sliding glass doors that open up to your patio or deck can be hard to cover due to their handles and large glass panes. Plantation shutters are customizable. If your door has irregular shaped or large handles, plantation shutters can be cut around those handles. They can be installed on any size of glass. Plantation shutters can also cover sliding panels for a sliding door or bi-fold doors. You’ll have stunning custom shutters that are tightly attached to your door. And you can effortlessly open and shut the shutters and your door.

Personalized Shades

Bedroom with woven shades on windows 

Shades are a back door window treatment that is easy to customize. They come in many colors, patterns, and materials. You can retract them to the top to let all the light in or pull them down to filter or block the light. Upgrades include light and privacy liners so you can adjust them to your needs. Shades that are great 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 flat when you pull them down. Cellular shades have tiny pleats that form a honeycomb shape from the side, making small air pockets that increase insulation. Roller shades come down from a tube at the top.

If your door is exposed to constant sun or humidity, try to find shade material that won’t be affected by heat and moisture. While shades aren’t as energy efficient as Polywood shutters, you can block some energy loss by using cellular shades or shades made from thicker material with liners. Remember that shades are more prone to fading when compared to shutters.

Shades can be installed with hold down brackets and they won’t swing around when you move the back door. One disadvantage shades have is that you can’t cut the shade around big door handles.

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

Want other ideas for your back door window treatments in Gainesville or window treatments for your dining room, living room, or bathroom? Look through our idea gallery and Ultimate Room Guide. And if you’re ready to order window treatments contact us at 813-602-5966 for a free in-home consultation. One of our team members will come to your home and help you find the perfect window treatment. Give us a call today!

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