The Best Window Treatments In Boise For Your Back Door

Spencer Madsen

Do you have cheap blinds on your back door that clank against the glass pane when the door is shut? Or is your back door glass still uncovered because you’re unsure what to put on it? Adding the right window treatments to your back door 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 treatment that bangs against the glass when you shut the door.

The first thing you should look for when searching for a back door window treatment is durability. It needs to be durable enough to take the door’s repetitive motions and occasional exposure to the elements. It should also provide privacy from curious 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, discover the best back door window treatment options in Boise to meet your needs.

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 to reduce glare and provide 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 crafted from a composite material that blocks moisture and fading. The shutters won’t chip or peel because of temperature or humidity changes. Polywood shutters also make your home more energy efficient by reducing heat transfer through the window.

Sliding glass doors or french doors that open onto your patio or deck can be hard 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 fit over any size of glass. Plantation shutters can also cover bi-fold doors or sliding panels for a sliding door. The result is beautiful custom shutters that stay tight with your door. And you can easily open and shut the door and your shutters.

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 multiple colors, patterns, and materials. You can pull them to the top to have light shining through or pull them to the bottom to filter or block the light. Add-ons 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 you pull them down. Cellular shades have small pleats that look like a honeycomb 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 bright sun or humidity, look for shade material that can guard against the effects of heat and moisture. Shades aren’t as energy efficient as Polywood shutters, but 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 moves. One disadvantage shades have is that you can’t cut the shade around large door handles.

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

Need more ideas for your back door window treatments in Boise 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 buy window treatments contact us at 208-609-9129 to schedule a free in-home consultation. One of our team members will come to your home and help you find the best window treatment. Call us today!