The Best Window Treatments In Gainesville For Your Back Door

Eric Ramsey

Does your back door have flimsy blinds that bang against the glass pane when the door is shut? Or is your back door glass still uncovered because you’re unsure what to do with it? Adding the right window treatments to your back door lets you enjoy the natural light and outside view of your Gainesville backyard and gives you control over light and privacy - without the distraction of blinds or any other covering that clangs against the glass any time the door moves.

Durability is one of the first things to think about when searching for a back door window treatment. It needs to be durable enough to take the door’s repetitive motions and occasional exposure to outside. It should also provide privacy from 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

Plantation shutters on a french door leading out to pool 

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 bang 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 your door’s glass.

Sunburst Shutters’ Polywood® faux wood shutters are durable and can endure your back door’s constant motion. They’re crafted from a composite material which resists humidity and fading. The shutters won’t chip or crack because of temperature or humidity changes. Polywood shutters also minimize 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 can be customized. 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 end up with beautiful custom shutters that are tightly attached to your door. And you can effortlessly open and shut both the door and your shutters.

Personalized Shades

Woven shades on bedroom windows 

Shades are a back door window treatment that is easy to customize. They come in many patterns, colors, and material. You can retract them to the top to let all the light in or pull them all the way down to filter or block the light. Upgrades include light and privacy liners which let you customize 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 they’re pulled down. Cellular shades have small pleats that look like a honeycomb from the side, making small air pockets that help with insulation. Roller shades come down from a tube at the top.

If your door is exposed to bright sun or humidity, try to find shade material that won’t be affected by heat and moisture. Shades aren’t as energy efficient as Polywood shutters, but you can block some temperature loss by using cellular shades or shades made from thicker material with liners. Be aware 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 of shades is you can’t cut the shade around big door handles.

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

Want other ideas for your back door window treatments in Gainesville 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 order window treatments call us at 813-602-5966 for a free in-home consultation. One of our team members will come to your home and help you pick the best window treatment. Call us today!