The Best Window Treatments In Oklahoma City For Back Doors

Tyler Jorgensen

Do you have cheap blinds on your back door that rattle against the glass pane every time the door is shut? Or have you left your back door glass bare because you don’t know what to cover it with? Choosing the right window treatments for your back door lets you enjoy the light and view of your Oklahoma City backyard and lets you have control over light and privacy - without the noise of blinds or any other covering that rattles against the glass whenever the door moves.

The first thing to consider when finding a back door window treatment is durability. It needs to be tough enough to handle the door’s repetitive motions and occasional 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, learn about the best back door window treatment options in Oklahoma City for your home.

Plantation Shutters That Are Fixed 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 attached tightly to your door. When you swing open your doors, the shutters move with the door and don’t bang around on the glass. Tilt open the shutter louvers to let in light or close them for added privacy. Swing out the shutter panels to easily clean your door’s glass.

Our Polywood® faux wood shutters are durable and can handle the continuous movement of your back door. They’re built using a composite material that resists humidity and fading. The shutters won’t crack or chip due to temperature or humidity changes. Polywood shutters also reduce heat transfer through the window to increase your home’s energy efficiency.

French doors or sliding glass doors that open up to your patio or deck can be challenging to cover due to their large glass panes and handles. 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 bi-fold doors or sliding panels for a sliding door. The result is beautiful custom shutters that remain tight to your door. And it’s easy to open and shut the shutters and your door.

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 dozens of colors, patterns, and materials. You can retract them to have light shining through or pull them down to filter or block the light. Upgrades include light and privacy liners which let you tailor them to your needs. Shades that are great for doors with glass are 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 small pleats that form a honeycomb shape from the side. These pleats create air pockets that increase insulation. Roller shades come down from a tube at the top.

You’ll want shades made from material that is resistant to heat and moisture if your door is exposed to bright sun or humidity. While shades aren’t as energy efficient as Polywood shutters, you can lower temperature loss by using liners, thicker materials, or cellular shades. Also know that shades are more prone to fading than shutters.

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

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

Looking for additional ideas for your back door window treatments in Oklahoma City or window treatments for your living room, home office, or kitchen? Look through our idea gallery and Ultimate Room Guide. And if you’re ready to purchase window treatments contact us at 405-300-4664 for a free in-home consultation. A member of our local team will come to your home and help you pick the best window treatment. Give us a call today!