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The Best Window Treatments In Fort Lauderdale For Back Doors

July 19, 2016

Do you have cheap blinds on your back door that clank against the glass pane each time the door is shut? Or is the glass on your back door still uncovered because you don’t know what to do with it? Adding the right window treatments to your back door allows you to enjoy the light and outside view of your Fort Lauderdale backyard and lets you have control over light and privacy - without the noise of blinds or any other covering that bangs against the glass whenever the door opens or shuts.

The first thing to look for when searching for a new back door window treatment is durability. You need something tough enough to handle the constant motion of the door and short exposure to outside. It should also provide privacy from curious neighbors while accentuating your home and style.

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

Plantation Shutters That Are Fixed To Your Door

French back door with white plantation shutters 

Faux wood plantation shutters are a great choice for back doors because the shutter panels are installed on your door. When you open and close your doors, the shutters stay 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 swing out so you can wipe down the door’s glass.

Sunburst Shutters’ Polywood® faux wood shutters are built for durability and can handle the continuous movement of your back door. They’re made of a composite material which blocks humidity and fading. The shutters won’t crack or chip due to temperature or humidity changes. Polywood shutters also make your home more energy efficient by restricting heat transfer through the window.

French doors or sliding glass doors that are attached to your deck or patio can be hard to cover because of their handles and large glass panes. Plantation shutters are built to fit your door’s glass. They can be cut out around large or irregular shaped handles and can be installed on any size of glass. Plantation shutters can also be used with sliding panels for a sliding door or bi-fold doors. You’ll end up with stunning custom shutters that are tightly attached to your door. And you can effortlessly open and close the shutters and your door.

Customizable Shades

Woven shades on bedroom windows 

Another back door window treatment that is easy to customize to your home is shades. They come in many colors, material, and patterns. You can retract them to the top to see the view outside or pull them down to filter or block the light. Upgrades include light and privacy liners which let you tailor them to your needs. Shades we recommend for doors with glass are Roman shades, cellular shades, and roller shades. Roman shades stack up at the top of the shade but are smooth when pulled down. Cellular shades have small pleats that look like a honeycomb from the side, making air pockets that increase insulation. Roller shades have a tube at the top that the shades roll down from.

If your door is subject to relentless sun or humidity, look for shade material that is resistant to moisture and heat. Shades aren’t as energy efficient as Polywood shutters, but you can reduce temperature loss by using cellular shades or shades made from thicker material with liners. Be aware that shades are more likely to fade when compared to shutters.

You can add hold down brackets to shades and they won’t swing around when you open the back door. One of the disadvantages of shades is you can’t cut the shade around large door handles.

Discover The Back Door Window Treatment That’s Perfect For Your Home

Looking for other ideas for your back door window treatments in Fort Lauderdale 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 start the ordering process for window treatments give us a ring at 561-440-8535 for a free in-home consultation. One of our window treatment professionals will come to your home and help you find the best window treatment. Contact us today!

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