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The Best Window Treatments In Miami For Back Doors

July 19, 2016

Do you have flimsy blinds on your back door that bang against the glass pane when the door is shut? Or have you left your back door glass bare because you haven’t decided what to do with it? Adding the right window treatments to your back door allows you to enjoy the natural light and view of your Miami backyard and gives you control over light and privacy - without the distraction of blinds or any other window covering that rattles against the glass whenever the door is shut.

The first thing you should look for when finding a new back door window treatment is durability. It needs to be tough enough to withstand the door’s repetitive motions and short exposure to outside elements. It should also provide privacy from curious neighbors while complementing your home and style.

Whether your back door is a sliding glass door, a french door, or a regular swing out door with a glass window, here are the best back door window treatment options in Miami to meet your needs.

Plantation Shutters That Are Fixed To Your Door

French door with plantation shutters 

Faux wood plantation shutters work well with back doors because the shutter panels are installed on your door. When you open and close your doors, the shutters stay with the door and don’t swing around on the glass. You can tilt open the shutter louvers to let in light or close them for privacy. The shutter panels can swing out when it’s time to clean your door’s glass.

Sunburst Shutters’ Polywood® faux wood shutters are durable and can withstand your back door’s constant motion. They’re made of a composite material which resists humidity and fading. The shutters won’t crack or chip because of changes in humidity or temperature. Polywood shutters also make your home more energy efficient by reducing heat transfer through the window.

Sliding glass doors or french doors that open onto your patio or deck can be hard to cover because of their large glass panes and handles. Plantation shutters are customizable. They can be cut out around irregular shaped or large handles and can cover any size of glass. Plantation shutters can also be installed on bi-fold doors or sliding panels for a sliding door. The result is pristine custom shutters that stay tight with your door. And it’s easy to open and close the shutters and your door.

Custom Shades

Contemporary bedroom with light woven shades 

Shades are a back door window treatment that is easy to customize. They come in many colors, patterns, and materials. You can retract them to let all the light in or pull them down to filter or block the light. Additional options include light and privacy liners so you can 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 smooth when pulled down to the bottom. Cellular shades have tiny pleats that resemble a honeycomb from the side, making small air pockets that help insulate the glass. Roller shades come down from a tube at the top.

If your door is exposed to bright sun or humidity, try to find shade material that is resistant to moisture and heat. Shades aren’t as energy efficient as Polywood shutters. But you can lower temperature loss by using liners, thicker materials, or cellular shades. Be aware that shades are more prone to fading when compared to shutters.

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

Choose The Back Door Window Treatment That’s Perfect For Your Home

Want other ideas for your back door window treatments in Miami or window treatments for your dining room, living room, or bathroom? Look through our idea gallery and Ultimate Room Guide. And if you’re ready to buy window treatments call us at 305-520-7515 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. Contact us today!

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