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The Best Window Treatments In Virginia Beach For Your Back Door

July 19, 2016

Does your back door have flimsy blinds that clank against the glass pane every time the door is shut? Or is your back door glass still uncovered because you don’t know what to do with it? Covering your back door with the right window treatments allows you to enjoy the natural light and view of your Virginia Beach backyard and lets you have control over light and privacy - without the distraction of blinds or any other covering that bangs against the glass whenever you shut the door.

The first thing you should look for when searching for a new back door window treatment is durability. It needs to be sturdy enough to withstand the door’s repetitive motions and brief exposure to outside. It should also add privacy while accentuating your 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 Virginia Beach to fit your needs.

Plantation Shutters That Are Attached To Your Door

French back door with white plantation shutters 

Faux wood plantation shutters work well on back doors since the shutter panels are installed on your door. When you shut your doors, the shutters stay with the door and don’t bounce against the glass. Tilt open the shutter louvers so light comes through or close them for added privacy. Swing out the shutter panels to easily wipe down the door’s glass.

Our Polywood® faux wood shutters are durable and can handle your back door’s constant motion. They’re built using a composite material which resists moisture and fading. The shutters won’t chip or crack due to temperature or humidity changes. Polywood shutters also minimize 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 challenging to cover because of their handles and large glass panes. Plantation shutters are customizable. 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 have beautiful custom shutters that are tightly attached to your door. And you can easily open and shut both the door and your shutters.

Customizable Shades

Bedroom with woven shades on windows 

Shades are a back door window treatment that is easy to customize. They come in many colors, material, and patterns. You can retract them to the top to have light shining through or pull them to the bottom to 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 form a stack at the top of the shade but are flat when they’re pulled down. Cellular shades have little pleats that form a honeycomb shape from the side. These pleats create air pockets that help with insulation. Roller shades have a tube at the top that the shades roll down from.

You’ll want shades constructed from material that can guard against the effects of moisture and heat if your door is exposed to constant sun or humidity. While shades aren’t as energy efficient as Polywood shutters, you can lower energy loss by using liners, thicker materials, or cellular shades. Also know that shades are more susceptible to fading when compared to 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 you can’t cut the shade around non-standard door handles.

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

Need other ideas for your back door window treatments in Virginia Beach or window treatments for your living room, home office, or kitchen? Look through our idea gallery and Ultimate Room Guide. And if you’re ready to start the ordering process for window treatments call us at 757-210-6448 for a free in-home consultation. One of our window treatment professionals will come to your home and help you find the perfect window treatment for your home. Give us a call today!