The Best Window Treatments In Jacksonville For Your Back Door

Kevin McCormack

Do you have flimsy blinds on your back door that clank against the glass pane each time you shut the door? Or is your back door glass still uncovered because you’re unsure 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 Jacksonville backyard and gives you control over privacy and light - without the noise of blinds or any other covering that bangs against the glass any time the door opens or shuts.

The first thing to consider when you want a back door window treatment is durability. You need something durable enough to take the constant motion of the door and short exposure to the elements. It should also provide privacy from neighbors while accentuating your home.

Whether your back door is a sliding glass door, a french door, or a regular swing out door with a glass window, discover the best back door window treatment options in Jacksonville for your home.

Plantation Shutters That Are Fixed To Your Door

French back door with white plantation shutters 

Faux wood plantation shutters are a great choice for back doors since the shutter panels are attached tightly to your door. So when you swing open your doors, the shutters move 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 wipe down the door’s glass.

Sunburst Shutters’ Polywood® faux wood shutters are built for durability and can withstand the continuous movement of your back door. They’re crafted from a composite material that blocks humidity and fading. The shutters won’t chip or crack due to changes in humidity or temperature. Polywood shutters also minimize heat transfer through the window to increase your home’s energy efficiency.

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 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 fit over any size of glass. Plantation shutters can also cover bi-fold doors or sliding panels for a sliding door. The result is stunning custom shutters that stay tight with your door. And you can easily open and close the door and your shutters.

Personalized Shades

Contemporary bedroom with light woven shades 

Another back door window treatment that is easy to customize to your home is shades. They come in many colors, patterns, and materials. You can retract them to see the view outside or pull them down to decrease the light. Upgrades include light and privacy liners so you can adjust them to your needs. Shades that are great for doors with glass are Roman shades, cellular shades, and roller shades. Roman shades form a stack at the top of the shade but are flat when you pull them down. Cellular shades have small pleats that form a honeycomb shape from the side, making air pockets that help insulate the glass. Roller shades come down from a tube at the top.

If your door is exposed to constant sun or humidity, try to find shade material that can guard against the effects of heat and moisture. While shades aren’t as energy efficient as Polywood shutters, you can block some temperature loss by using cellular shades or shades made from thicker material with liners. Also know that shades are more susceptible to fading than shutters.

You can add hold down brackets to shades so they don’t swing around when the back door moves. One disadvantage of shades is if you have non-standard door handles, you can’t cut the shade around the handle.

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

Looking for other ideas for your back door window treatments in Jacksonville or window treatments for your living room, dining room, or sidelights? Take a look at our idea gallery and Ultimate Room Guide. And if you’re ready to buy window treatments contact us at 904-289-1663 for a free in-home consultation. A member of our local team will come to your house and help you choose the perfect window treatment. Contact us today!