The Best Window Treatments In San Jose For Your Back Door

Curtis Orton

Do you have flimsy blinds on your back door that bang against the glass pane when it’s shut? Or is the glass on your back door still uncovered because you haven’t decided 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 San Jose backyard and lets you have control over light and privacy - without the added noise of blinds or any other covering that clangs against the glass whenever you move the door.

The first thing you should think about when searching for a new back door window treatment is durability. It needs to be strong enough to handle the constant motion of the door and short exposure to outside. It should also provide privacy from neighbors while matching your home.

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 San Jose 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 attached tightly to your door. When you swing open your doors, the shutters go with the door and don’t bounce against the glass. Tilt open the shutter louvers to see outside or close them for privacy. The shutter panels can swing out when it’s time to clean your door’s glass.

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

French doors or sliding glass doors that open up to your patio or deck can be hard to cover due to their large glass panes and handles. Plantation shutters can be customized. 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 be used with bi-fold doors or sliding panels for a sliding door. The result is stunning custom shutters that stay tight with your door. And it’s easy to open and close the door and your shutters.

Custom Shades

Woven shades on bedroom windows 

Shades are a back door window treatment that is easy to personalize. They come in multiple patterns, colors, and material. You can pull them to the top to let all the light in or pull them all the way down to block the light. Options include liners for light and privacy so you can tailor 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 pulled down. Cellular shades have small pleats that look like a honeycomb from the side, making small air pockets that help with insulation. Roller shades have a tube at the top that the shades roll down from.

If your door is subject to constant sun or humidity, look for shade material that is resistant to moisture and heat. Shades aren’t as energy efficient as Polywood shutters. But you can block some heat loss by using cellular shades or shades made from thicker material with liners. Also know that shades are more likely to fade than shutters.

Shades can be mounted with hold down brackets and they won’t swing around when the back door is shut. One of the disadvantages of shades is if you have large door handles, you can’t cut the shade around the handle.

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

Looking for additional ideas for your back door window treatments in San Jose 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 purchase window treatments call us at 916-542-1305 for a free in-home consultation. A member of our local team will come to your home and help you find the perfect window treatment for your home. Give us a call today!