The Best Window Treatments In Houston For Your Back Door07/19/2016Cory Cryer Does your back door have cheap blinds that clank against the glass pane every time it’s shut? Or is your back door glass still bare because you’re unsure what to put on it? Covering your back door with the right window treatments allows you to enjoy the sunlight and outside view of your Houston backyard while also giving you control over privacy and light - without the distraction of blinds or any other window covering that rattles against the glass whenever you move the door. The first thing to look for when finding a new back door window treatment is durability. It needs to be durable enough to handle the constant motion of the door and brief exposure to outside elements. It should also add privacy while matching 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, learn about the best back door window treatment options in Houston to fit your needs. Plantation Shutters That Are Fixed To Your Door Faux wood plantation shutters work well with back doors since the shutter panels are tightly attached to your door. When you swing open your doors, the shutters stay with the door and don’t bounce against the glass. You can tilt open the shutter louvers to let in light or close them for added 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 withstand your back door’s constant motion. They’re crafted from a composite material which blocks moisture and fading. The shutters won’t crack or chip due to temperature or humidity changes. Polywood shutters also restrict heat transfer through the window to make your home more energy efficient. French doors or sliding glass doors that open onto your deck or patio can be hard to cover because of their large glass panes and handles. Plantation shutters are customizable. They can be cut out around large or irregular shaped handles and can cover any size of glass. Plantation shutters can also be installed on sliding panels for a sliding door or bi-fold doors. The result is pristine custom shutters that remain tight to your door. And you can effortlessly open and close both the door and your shutters. Personalized Shades Shades are a back door window treatment that is easy to customize to your home. They come in multiple colors, material, and patterns. You can pull them to the top to let all the light in or pull them down to filter or block the light. Additional options include light and privacy liners which let you customize them to your needs. Shades we recommend for doors with glass include Roman shades, cellular shades, and roller shades. Roman shades form a stack at the top of the shade but are smooth when they’re pulled down. Cellular shades have little pleats that resemble a honeycomb from the side, making small air pockets that help with insulation. Roller shades have a tube at the top that the shades come down from. If your door is subject to relentless sun or humidity, look for shade material that won’t be affected by 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. Also know that shades are more prone to fading than shutters. Shades can be installed with hold down brackets. This way they don’t swing around when you open 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 Right For You Looking for additional ideas for your back door window treatments in Houston or window treatments for your dining room, living room, or bathroom? Take a look at our idea gallery and Ultimate Room Guide. And if you’re ready to purchase window treatments call us at 713-853-9629 to schedule a free in-home consultation. A member of our local team will come to your home and help you pick the best window treatment. Give us a call today!