The Best Window Treatments In Indianapolis For Your Back Door

Bill Burke

Does your back door have flimsy blinds that clank against the glass pane each time the door is shut? Or is your back door glass still bare because you’re unsure how to cover it? Covering your back door with the right window treatments allows you to enjoy the sunlight and outside view of your Indianapolis backyard and lets you have control over privacy and light - without the added noise of blinds or any other covering that bangs against the glass whenever you shut the door.

Durability is one of the first things to think about when searching for a new back door window treatment. It needs to be sturdy enough to handle the constant motion of the door and brief 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, here are 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 attached tightly to your door. So when you open and close 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 to reduce glare and provide privacy. The shutter panels swing out so you can clean your door’s glass.

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 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 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. They can be cut out around irregular shaped or large handles and 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 both the door and your shutters.

Customizable Shades

Woven shades on bedroom windows 

Shades are a back door window treatment that is easy to customize to your home. They come in multiple patterns, colors, and material. You can retract them to let all the light in or pull them all the way down to filter or block the light. Additional options include liners for light and privacy which allow you to adjust 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 tiny pleats that form a honeycomb shape from the side. These pleats create small air pockets that help insulate the glass. Roller shades roll down from a tube at the top.

If your door is exposed to bright sun or humidity, choose shade material that is resistant to moisture and heat. Shades aren’t as energy efficient as Polywood shutters. But you can reduce energy loss by using cellular shades or shades made from thicker material with liners. Be aware that shades are more prone to fading than shutters.

You can add hold down brackets to shades so they don’t swing around when you move the back door. 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

Want other ideas for your back door window treatments in Indianapolis 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 order window treatments contact us at 317-558-9066 to schedule a free in-home consultation. One of our team members will come to your house and help you choose the perfect window treatment. Give us a call today!