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The Best Window Treatments In San Jose For Your Back Door

July 19, 2016

Do you have flimsy blinds on your back door that clank against the glass pane when you shut the door? Or is your back door glass still uncovered because you haven’t decided what to put on it? Buying the right window treatments for your back door allows you to enjoy the light 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 the door is shut.

Durability is one of the first things to think about when you want a new back door window treatment. You need something sturdy enough to take the constant motion of the door and short exposure to outside. It should also provide privacy from neighbors while matching your décor.

Whether your back door is a french door, sliding glass door, or a normal swing out door with a glass window, discover the best back door window treatment options in San Jose 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 tightly attached 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 chip or crack because of temperature or humidity 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 difficult to cover due to their large glass panes and handles. Plantation shutters can be customized. 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 installed on bi-fold doors or sliding panels for a sliding door. The result is stunning custom shutters that remain tight to your door. And you can easily open and close the door and your shutters.

Custom 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 patterns, colors, and material. You can pull them to the top to let all the light in or pull them down to block the light. Options include liners for light and privacy so you can tailor them to your needs. Shades that work well 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 increase insulation. Roller shades roll down from a tube at the top.

You’ll want shades built from material that won’t be affected by heat and moisture if your door is exposed to bright sun or humidity. Shades aren’t as energy efficient as Polywood shutters. But you can reduce 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 you can’t cut the shade around big door handles.

Order 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 living room, dining room, or sidelights? 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. One of our team members will come to your home and help you pick the perfect window treatment for your home. Call us today!

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