The Best Window Treatments In Cincinnati For Back Doors

Lisa Renee Nieberding

Do you have flimsy blinds on your back door that clank against the glass pane every time it’s shut? Or is your back door glass still uncovered because you haven’t decided how to cover it? Adding the right window treatments to your back door allows you to enjoy the natural light and view of your Cincinnati backyard while also giving you control over light and privacy - 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 new back door window treatment is durability. It needs to be strong enough to take the door’s repetitive motions and brief exposure to outside. It should also provide privacy from neighbors while matching 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 treatments in Cincinnati to meet your needs.

Plantation Shutters That Are Attached 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 move with the door and don’t swing around on the glass. Tilt open the shutter louvers to see outside or close them for added privacy. Swing out the shutter panels to easily clean your door’s glass.

Sunburst Shutters’ Polywood® faux wood shutters are sturdy and can endure your back door’s constant motion. They’re built using a composite material that resists moisture and fading. The shutters won’t chip or crack due to changes in humidity or temperature. Polywood shutters also reduce heat transfer through the window to increase your home’s energy efficiency.

Sliding glass doors or french doors that are attached to your patio or deck can be hard to cover due to their handles and large glass panes. Plantation shutters can be customized. 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 be used with sliding panels for a sliding door or bi-fold doors. The result is stunning custom shutters that are tightly attached to your door. And you can easily open and close both the door and your shutters.

Personalized Shades

Woven shades on bedroom windows 

Shades are a back door window treatment that is easy to personalize. They come in many colors, patterns, and materials. You can retract them to the top to have light shining through or pull them all the way down to decrease the light. Add-ons include light and privacy liners which allow you to adjust them to your needs. Shades we recommend for doors with glass include Roman shades, cellular shades, and roller shades. Roman shades stack up at the top of the shade but are smooth when they’re pulled down. Cellular shades have tiny pleats that resemble a honeycomb from the side, making air pockets that help with insulation. Roller shades have a tube at the top that the shades roll down from.

If your door is exposed to relentless 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 reduce energy loss by using thicker material, liners, or cellular shades. Remember that shades are more prone to fading than shutters.

Shades can be installed with hold down brackets and they won’t swing around when you move the back door. One disadvantage shades have is that if you have non-standard door handles, you can’t cut the shade around the handle.

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

Need additional ideas for your back door window treatments in Cincinnati or window treatments for your living room, home office, or kitchen? Take a look at our idea gallery and Ultimate Room Guide. And if you’re ready to purchase window treatments contact us at 513-216-9740 to schedule a free in-home consultation. One of our team members will come to your house and help you find the perfect window treatment for your home. Call us today!