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The Best Window Treatments In Kingsport For Your Back Door

July 19, 2016

Does your back door have flimsy blinds that bang against the glass pane each time you shut the door? Or have you left your back door glass uncovered because you haven’t decided what to cover it with? Covering your back door with the right window treatments lets you enjoy the light and view of your Kingsport backyard and gives you control over privacy and light - without the added noise of blinds or any other window covering that clangs against the glass whenever the door is shut.

The first thing you should think about when searching for a back door window treatment is durability. You need something strong enough to handle the door’s constant motion and brief exposure to outside elements. It should also provide privacy from neighbors 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 treatment options in Kingsport to meet your needs.

Plantation Shutters That Are Attached To Your Door

French door with plantation shutters 

Faux wood plantation shutters work well on back doors because the shutter panels are attached tightly to your door. When you open and close your doors, the shutters stay with the door and don’t bang around on the glass. Tilt open the shutter louvers to see outside or close them to reduce glare and provide privacy. The shutter panels swing out so you can clean the glass on the door.

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

French doors or sliding glass doors that are attached to your patio or deck can be challenging to cover due to their large glass panes and handles. Plantation shutters are built to fit your door’s glass. 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 bi-fold doors or sliding panels for a sliding door. You’ll end up with stunning custom shutters that remain tight to your door. And you can easily open and shut the door and your shutters.

Customizable Shades

Woven shades on bedroom windows 

Shades are a back door window treatment that is easy to customize. They come in multiple patterns, colors, and material. You can pull them to the top to see the view outside or pull them down to block the light. Add-ons include light and privacy liners so you can tailor them to your needs. Shades we recommend for doors with glass include Roman shades, cellular shades, and roller shades. Roman shades stack up at the top of the shade but are flat when you pull them down. Cellular shades have tiny pleats that look like a honeycomb from the side, creating air pockets that help insulate the glass. Roller shades have a tube at the top that the shades come down from.

If your door is exposed to relentless 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 liners, thicker materials, or cellular shades. Remember that shades are more prone to fading than shutters.

Shades can be mounted with hold down brackets. This way they don’t swing around when you move the back door. One disadvantage of shades is you can’t cut the shade around big door handles.

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

Need additional ideas for your back door window treatments in Kingsport 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 276-685-5343 to schedule a free in-home consultation. One of our window treatment professionals will come to your house and help you find the best window treatment. Give us a call today!

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