The Best Window Treatments In Honolulu For Back Doors

Darren Wong

Does your back door have cheap 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? Covering your back door with the right window treatments lets you enjoy the light and view of your Honolulu 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 you move the door.

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

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

Plantation shutters on a french door leading out to pool 

Faux wood plantation shutters work well with back doors because the shutter panels are attached tightly to your door. When you open and close 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 to reduce glare and provide privacy. The shutter panels swing out so you can clean your door’s glass.

Our Polywood® faux wood shutters are sturdy and can endure the continuous movement of your back door. They’re made of a composite material that resists moisture and fading. The shutters won’t chip or peel due to temperature or humidity changes. Polywood shutters also minimize heat transfer through the window to make your home more energy efficient.

French doors or sliding glass doors that open up to your deck or patio can be difficult 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 fit over any size of glass. Plantation shutters can also be installed on bi-fold doors or sliding panels for a sliding door. You’ll end up with pristine custom shutters that stay tight with your door. And it’s easy to open and shut the shutters and your door.

Custom Shades

Woven shades on bedroom windows 

Another back door window treatment that is easy to personalize is shades. They come in dozens of colors, patterns, and materials. You can retract them to let all the light in or pull them down to filter or block the light. Add-ons include liners for light and privacy so you can adjust them to your needs. Shades that work well 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 tiny 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 bright sun or humidity, try to find 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 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 so 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.

Order The Back Door Window Treatment That’s Perfect 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 best window treatment. Contact us today!