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The Best Window Treatments In Honolulu For Back Doors

July 19, 2016

Does your back door have flimsy blinds that bang against the glass pane when you shut the door? Or is the glass on your back door still uncovered because you haven’t decided what to put on it? Picking the right window treatments for your back door allows you to enjoy the sunlight and view of your Honolulu backyard and lets you have control over light and privacy - without the noise of blinds or any other treatment that rattles against the glass whenever you move the door.

Durability is one of the first things to consider when you want a back door window treatment. It should be sturdy enough to withstand the door’s constant motion and brief exposure to outside. It should also add privacy while accentuating your décor.

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 treatments in Honolulu to fit 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 tightly attached to your door. When you shut your doors, the shutters go with the door and don’t swing around on the glass. You can tilt open the shutter louvers so light comes through or close them for privacy. Swing out the shutter panels to easily clean your door’s glass.

Our Polywood® faux wood shutters are durable and can endure the continuous movement of your back door. They’re crafted from a composite material that resists moisture and fading. The shutters won’t chip or peel due to humidity or temperature changes. Polywood shutters also increase your home’s energy efficiency by minimizing heat transfer through the window.

French doors or sliding glass doors that open up to your deck or patio can be hard to cover due to their large glass panes and handles. Plantation shutters are customizable. They can be cut out around large or irregular shaped handles and can cover any size of glass. Plantation shutters can also be used with bi-fold doors or sliding panels for a sliding door. You’ll end up with pristine custom shutters that remain tight to your door. And you can easily open and shut the shutters and your door.

Custom Shades

Woven shades on bedroom windows 

Another back door window treatment that is easy to customize is shades. They come in many patterns, colors, and material. You can retract them to the top to have light shining through or pull them all the way down to filter or block the light. Upgrades include liners for light and privacy so you can customize 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 flat when they’re pulled down. Cellular shades have small pleats that resemble a honeycomb from the side. These pleats create air pockets that help insulate the glass. Roller shades roll down from a tube at the top.

If your door is subject to constant sun or humidity, look for shade material that is resistant to moisture and heat. Shades aren’t as energy efficient as Polywood shutters, but you can block some energy loss by using liners, thicker materials, or cellular shades. Also know that shades are more prone to fading than shutters.

Shades can be installed with hold down brackets. This way they don’t swing around when the back door is shut. One of the disadvantages of shades is you can’t cut the shade around non-standard door handles.

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

Need other ideas for your back door window treatments in Honolulu or window treatments for your living room, home office, or kitchen? Browse through our idea gallery and Ultimate Room Guide. And if you’re ready to buy window treatments give us a ring at 808-797-2004 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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