The Best Window Treatments In Fort Lauderdale For Back Doors

Danielle Micich

Do you have cheap blinds on your back door that bang against the glass pane each time the door is shut? Or have you left your back door glass bare because you don’t know what to do with it? Covering your back door with the right window treatments allows you to enjoy the sunlight 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 treatment that bangs against the glass when the door opens or shuts.

The first thing to consider when finding a new back door window treatment is durability. You need something tough enough to take the door’s repetitive motions and brief exposure to outside. It should also provide privacy from curious neighbors while accentuating your home and style.

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

Plantation Shutters That Are Fixed To Your Door

French back door with white plantation shutters 

Faux wood plantation shutters work well with back doors because the shutter panels are installed on your door. When you shut your doors, the shutters stay with the door and don’t bang around on the glass. Tilt the shutter louvers open to let in light or close them to reduce glare and provide 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 chip or crack due to temperature or humidity changes. Polywood shutters also reduce heat transfer through the window to make your home more energy efficient.

French doors or sliding glass doors that are attached to your deck or patio can be difficult 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 installed on sliding panels for a sliding door or bi-fold doors. You’ll have beautiful custom shutters that are tightly attached to your door. And you can effortlessly open and close both the door and your shutters.

Personalized Shades

Bedroom with woven shades on windows 

Another back door window treatment that is easy to customize to your home is shades. They come in dozens of colors, material, and patterns. You can retract them to the top to see the view outside or pull them all the way down to filter or block the light. Upgrades include light and privacy liners so you can tailor them to your needs. Shades that work well 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 tiny pleats that form a honeycomb shape 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 can guard against the effects of heat and moisture. While shades aren’t as energy efficient as Polywood shutters, you can reduce temperature loss by using cellular shades or shades made from thicker material with liners. Remember that shades are more likely to fade when compared to shutters.

Shades can be mounted with hold down brackets 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? Browse 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 pick the best window treatment. Contact us today!