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The Best Window Treatments In Boise For Your Back Door

July 19, 2016

Do you have cheap blinds on your back door that bang against the glass pane when the door is shut? Or have you left your back door glass bare because you’re unsure what to cover it with? Covering your back door with the right window treatments allows you to enjoy the natural light and view of your Boise backyard while also giving you control over light and privacy - without the noise of blinds or any other covering that bangs against the glass whenever the door moves.

The first thing you should consider when finding a back door window treatment is durability. You need something durable enough to take the door’s repetitive motions and occasional exposure to outside elements. It should also provide privacy from neighbors while coordinating with your 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 treatment options in Boise for your home.

Plantation Shutters That Are Fixed To Your Door

French door with plantation shutters 

Faux wood plantation shutters work well on back doors since the shutter panels are installed on your door. So when you shut your doors, the shutters go with the door and don’t bang around on the glass. Tilt the shutter louvers open so light comes through or close them for privacy. Swing out the shutter panels to easily clean the glass on the door.

Our Polywood® faux wood shutters are sturdy and can endure your back door’s constant motion. They’re made of a composite material that blocks moisture and fading. The shutters won’t chip or peel because of humidity or temperature changes. Polywood shutters also reduce heat transfer through the window to make your home more energy efficient.

Sliding glass doors or french doors that are attached to your patio or deck can be difficult to cover due to their handles and large glass panes. Plantation shutters are built to fit your door’s glass. If your door has large or irregular shaped handles, plantation shutters can be cut around those handles. They can cover any size of glass. Plantation shutters can also cover bi-fold doors or sliding panels for a sliding door. The result is stunning custom shutters that remain tight to your door. And it’s easy to open and shut 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 multiple colors, patterns, and materials. You can pull them to the top to let all the light in or pull them to the bottom to filter or block the light. Upgrades include liners for light and privacy which allow you to customize them to your needs. Shades that are great for doors with glass include Roman shades, cellular shades, and roller shades. Roman shades stack up at the top of the shade but are smooth when they’re pulled down. Cellular shades have tiny pleats that form a honeycomb shape from the side. These pleats create small air pockets that help with insulation. Roller shades come down from a tube at the top.

If your door is exposed to constant sun or humidity, try to find shade material that is resistant to moisture and heat. While shades aren’t as energy efficient as Polywood shutters, you can lower temperature loss by using cellular shades or shades made from thicker material with liners. Also know that shades are more susceptible to fading than shutters.

Shades can be installed with hold down brackets so they don’t swing around when the back door is shut. One disadvantage of shades is you can’t cut the shade around large door handles.

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

Want more ideas for your back door window treatments in Boise 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 buy window treatments call us at 208-609-9129 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. Call us today!

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