The Best Window Treatments In Kingsport For Your Back Door

Jacob Hayes

Does your back door have cheap blinds that bang against the glass pane each time it’s shut? Or is the glass on your back door still bare because you haven’t decided what to cover it with? Covering your back door with the right window treatments lets you enjoy the sunlight 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 you shut the door.

The first thing you should think about when finding a back door window treatment is durability. It needs to be sturdy enough to handle the door’s constant motion and brief exposure to the elements. It should also provide privacy from curious neighbors while accentuating 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 for your home.

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 move with the door and don’t swing around on the glass. Tilt open the shutter louvers to see outside or close them to reduce glare and provide privacy. Swing out the shutter panels to easily clean the glass on the door.

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

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 beautiful custom shutters that remain tight to your door. And it’s easy to open and shut the door and your shutters.

Customizable Shades

Bedroom with woven shades on windows 

Shades are a back door window treatment that is easy to personalize. They come in multiple patterns, colors, and material. You can pull them to the top to see the view outside or pull them all the way down to filter or block the light. Add-ons include light and privacy liners which let you 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 they’re pulled down. Cellular shades have small pleats that look like a honeycomb from the side, creating 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 is resistant to heat and moisture if your door is subject to constant sun or humidity. While shades aren’t as energy efficient as Polywood shutters, you can block some temperature loss by using liners, thicker materials, or cellular shades. Be aware that shades are more susceptible 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 if you have non-standard door handles, you can’t cut the shade around the handle.

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

Need additional ideas for your back door window treatments in Kingsport or window treatments for your living room, home office, or kitchen? Browse through our idea gallery and Ultimate Room Guide. And if you’re ready to purchase window treatments contact 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 pick the best window treatment. Call us today!