The Best Window Treatments In Minneapolis For Back Doors

George Christ

Does your back door have cheap blinds that bang against the glass pane when the door is shut? Or is your back door glass still uncovered because you haven’t decided what to put on it? Adding the right window treatments to your back door allows you to enjoy the sunlight and view of your Minneapolis backyard while also giving you control over light and privacy - without the distraction of blinds or any other window covering that clangs against the glass any time the door moves.

The first thing to consider when searching for a new back door window treatment is durability. It should be durable enough to withstand the constant motion of the door and brief exposure to outside. It should also provide privacy from curious neighbors while complementing 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 Minneapolis for your home.

Plantation Shutters That Are Attached To Your Door

French door with plantation shutters 

Faux wood plantation shutters are a great choice for back doors because the shutter panels are attached tightly to your door. So when you shut your doors, the shutters move with the door and don’t swing around on the glass. You can tilt the shutter louvers open to let in light 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 built for durability and can handle the constant motion of your back door. They’re built using a composite material which blocks humidity and fading. The shutters won’t crack or chip because of changes in humidity or temperature. Polywood shutters also restrict heat transfer through the window to make your home more energy efficient.

French doors or sliding glass doors that open up to your patio or deck can be tricky to cover due to their handles and large glass panes. Plantation shutters are built to fit your door’s glass. They can be cut out around large or irregular shaped handles and can be installed on 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 stunning custom shutters that are tightly attached to your door. And you can easily open and close both the door and your shutters.

Customizable Shades

Woven shades on bedroom windows 

Another back door window treatment that is easy to customize to your home is shades. They come in many colors, patterns, and materials. You can retract them to have light shining through or pull them down to block the light. Additional options include light and privacy liners so you can tailor them to your needs. Shades that work well 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 little pleats that look like a honeycomb from the side, creating air pockets that help insulate the glass. 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 constant sun or humidity. Shades aren’t as energy efficient as Polywood shutters. But you can reduce heat loss by using liners, thicker materials, or cellular shades. Be aware that shades are more likely to fade than shutters.

You can add hold down brackets to shades. This way they don’t swing around when the back door is shut. One disadvantage shades have is that you can’t cut the shade around non-standard door handles.

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

Want additional ideas for your back door window treatments in Minneapolis or window treatments for your living room, dining room, or sidelights? Look through our idea gallery and Ultimate Room Guide. And if you’re ready to buy window treatments give us a ring at 952-856-8130 for a free in-home consultation. One of our window treatment professionals will come to your home and help you find the best window treatment. Contact us today!