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The Best Window Treatments In Las Vegas For Your Back Door

July 19, 2016

Do you have flimsy blinds on your back door that clank against the glass pane every time the door is shut? Or is the glass on your back door still bare because you’re unsure what to cover it with? Buying the right window treatments for your back door allows you to enjoy the natural light and outside view of your Las Vegas backyard and lets you have control over light and privacy - without the added noise of blinds or any other treatment that bangs against the glass whenever you shut the door.

The first thing to look for when finding a back door window treatment is durability. It should be tough enough to withstand the door’s constant motion and occasional exposure to outside elements. It should also provide privacy from curious neighbors while matching your home and style.

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

Plantation Shutters That Are Attached To Your Door

Plantation shutters on a french door leading out to pool 

Faux wood plantation shutters work well on back doors because the shutter panels are tightly attached to your door. When you open and close your doors, the shutters move with the door and don’t bounce against the glass. Tilt the shutter louvers open to let in light or close them for added privacy. The shutter panels can swing out when it’s time to 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 made of a composite material that blocks humidity and fading. The shutters won’t crack or chip due to temperature or humidity changes. Polywood shutters also make your home more energy efficient by reducing heat transfer through the window.

French doors or sliding glass doors that are attached to your patio or deck 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 sliding panels for a sliding door or bi-fold doors. You’ll have beautiful custom shutters that remain tight to your door. And you can effortlessly open and shut both 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 patterns, colors, and material. You can pull them to the top to see the view outside or pull them all the way down to block the light. Add-ons include light and privacy liners which allow you to tailor them to your needs. Shades that are great 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 you pull them down. Cellular shades have little pleats that form a honeycomb shape from the side. These pleats create air pockets that help with insulation. Roller shades come down from a tube at the top.

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

Shades can be installed with hold down brackets so they don’t swing around when the back door moves. One of the disadvantages of shades is if you have large door handles, you can’t cut the shade around the handle.

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

Need other ideas for your back door window treatments in Las Vegas 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 purchase window treatments give us a ring at 702-850-6619 for a free in-home consultation. One of our team members will come to your house and help you find the perfect window treatment. Call us today!

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