The Best Window Treatments In Austin For Back Doors

Tyler Jorgensen

Do you have cheap blinds on your back door that bang against the glass pane every time it’s shut? Or is the glass on your back door still bare because you’re unsure what to put on it? Adding the right window treatments to your back door allows you to enjoy the sunlight and view of your Austin backyard while also giving you control over privacy and light - without the added noise of blinds or any other covering that rattles against the glass whenever you move the door.

The first thing to think about when finding a back door window treatment is durability. You need something durable enough to take the constant motion of the door and brief exposure to the elements. It should also provide privacy from neighbors while complementing your home.

Whether your back door is a french door, sliding glass door, or a normal swing out door with a glass window, learn about the best back door window treatment options in Austin to meet your needs.

Plantation Shutters That Are Fixed To Your Door

Plantation shutters on a french door leading out to pool 

Faux wood plantation shutters are a great choice for back doors since the shutter panels are installed on your door. When you open and close your doors, the shutters stay with the door and don’t bounce against the glass. Tilt open the shutter louvers to see outside or close them to reduce glare and provide privacy. The shutter panels swing out so you can clean the glass on the door.

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

French doors or sliding glass doors that open onto your patio or deck can be challenging to cover due to their handles and large glass panes. Plantation shutters can be customized. If your door has irregular shaped or large handles, plantation shutters can be cut around those handles. They can cover any size of glass. Plantation shutters can also cover sliding panels for a sliding door or bi-fold doors. You’ll have stunning custom shutters that stay tight with your door. And it’s easy to open and shut the shutters and your door.

Custom Shades

Bedroom with woven shades on windows 

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. Options include liners for light and privacy so you can 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 tiny pleats that form a honeycomb shape from the side. These pleats create air pockets that help with insulation. Roller shades roll down from a tube at the top.

You’ll want shades made from material that can guard against the effects of moisture and heat if your door is exposed to bright sun or humidity. Shades aren’t as energy efficient as Polywood shutters. But you can reduce energy loss by using thicker material, liners, or cellular shades. Be aware that shades are more susceptible to fading than shutters.

You can add hold down brackets to shades. This way they don’t swing around when you open the back door. One disadvantage shades have is that if you have large door handles, you can’t cut the shade around the handle.

Order The Back Door Window Treatment That’s Perfect For You

Need other ideas for your back door window treatments in Austin 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 call us at 512-549-6077 for a free in-home consultation. One of our window treatment professionals will come to your home and help you pick the perfect window treatment for your home. Contact us today!