The Best Window Treatments In Miami For Back Doors

David White

Do you have flimsy blinds on your back door that bang against the glass pane every time the door is shut? Or is the glass on your back door still 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 bangs against the glass whenever you move the door.

The first thing you should look for when searching for 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 neighbors while accentuating 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, discover the best back door window treatment options in Miami for your home.

Plantation Shutters That Are Fixed To Your Door

French door with plantation shutters 

Faux wood plantation shutters are a great choice for back doors because the shutter panels are installed on your door. When you shut your doors, the shutters move 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 to reduce glare and provide privacy. The shutter panels can swing out when it’s time to clean the glass on the door.

Sunburst Shutters’ Polywood® faux wood shutters are durable and can withstand the constant motion of your back door. They’re crafted from 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 are attached to your patio or deck can be difficult to cover because of their large glass panes and handles. Plantation shutters can be customized. They can be cut out around irregular shaped or large handles and can fit over any size of glass. Plantation shutters can also be used with bi-fold doors or sliding panels for a sliding door. The result is pristine custom shutters that stay tight with your door. And you can easily open and close the shutters and your door.

Custom Shades

Contemporary bedroom with light woven shades 

Another back door window treatment that is easy to customize is shades. They come in many colors, patterns, and materials. You can retract them to the top to let all the light in or pull them all the way down to block the light. Additional options include light and privacy liners which let you customize them to your needs. Shades we recommend 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, look for shade material that can guard against the effects of heat and moisture. Shades aren’t as energy efficient as Polywood shutters. But you can lower temperature loss by using liners, thicker materials, or cellular shades. Remember that shades are more prone to fading when compared to shutters.

You can add hold down brackets to shades. This way they don’t swing around when you move the back door. One disadvantage of shades is if you have large 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 living room, dining room, or sidelights? Browse through our idea gallery and Ultimate Room Guide. And if you’re ready to buy window treatments contact 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 best window treatment. Contact us today!