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The Best Window Treatments In Indianapolis For Your Back Door

July 19, 2016

Does your back door have cheap blinds that clank against the glass pane each time the door is shut? Or is the glass on your back door still uncovered because you don’t know how to cover it? Covering your back door with the right window treatments allows you to enjoy the light and outside view of your Indianapolis backyard and lets you have control over privacy and light - without the noise of blinds or any other covering that bangs against the glass whenever you shut the door.

The first thing you should look for when finding a back door window treatment is durability. You need something strong enough to handle the constant motion of the door and short exposure to outside elements. It should also provide privacy from curious neighbors 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, discover the best back door window treatment options in Indianapolis for your home.

Plantation Shutters That Are Fixed To Your Door

French back door with white plantation shutters 

Faux wood plantation shutters are great for back doors because the shutter panels are tightly attached to your door. So when you shut your doors, the shutters stay with the door and don’t bang around on the glass. You can tilt open the shutter louvers 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 durable and can handle the continuous movement of your back door. They’re built using a composite material that blocks humidity 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 restricting heat transfer through the window.

French doors or sliding glass doors that open up to your deck or patio can be hard to cover because of their large glass panes and handles. 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 be installed on any size of glass. Plantation shutters can also cover bi-fold doors or sliding panels for a sliding door. You’ll have pristine custom shutters that remain tight to your door. And you can effortlessly open and close the shutters and your door.

Customizable Shades

Woven shades on bedroom windows 

Another back door window treatment that is easy to customize is shades. They come in multiple colors, patterns, and materials. You can retract them to have light shining through or pull them down to block the light. Additional options include liners for light and privacy which allow you to customize 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 flat when pulled down to the bottom. Cellular shades have small pleats that form a honeycomb shape from the side, creating small air pockets that help insulate the glass. Roller shades have a tube at the top that the shades come down from.

If your door is exposed to bright sun or humidity, choose shade material that can guard against the effects of heat and moisture. Shades aren’t as energy efficient as Polywood shutters. But you can block some temperature loss by using cellular shades or shades made from thicker material with liners. Remember that shades are more prone to fading than shutters.

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

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

Need more ideas for your back door window treatments in Indianapolis or window treatments for your living room, dining room, or sidelights? Look through our idea gallery and Ultimate Room Guide. And if you’re ready to order window treatments call us at 317-558-9066 to schedule a free in-home consultation. A member of our local team will come to your house and help you choose the perfect window treatment. Give us a call today!

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