The Best Window Treatments In Fort Myers For Your Back Door

Charlie Cole and Brady Parker

Does your back door have flimsy blinds that clank against the glass pane every time it’s shut? Or is the glass on your back door still bare because you don’t know how to cover it? Covering your back door with the right window treatments lets you enjoy the sunlight and outside view of your Fort Myers backyard and lets you have control over privacy and light - without the noise of blinds or any other covering that clangs against the glass whenever you shut the door.

The first thing to look for when finding a new back door window treatment is durability. You need something tough enough to handle the door’s repetitive motions and brief exposure to outside elements. It should also provide privacy from curious neighbors while complementing your style.

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

Plantation Shutters That Are Attached To Your Door

French back door with white plantation shutters 

Faux wood plantation shutters are great for back doors because the shutter panels are tightly attached to your door. So when you shut your doors, the shutters move with the door and don’t swing around on the glass. Tilt the shutter louvers open so light comes through or close them for added privacy. Swing out the shutter panels to easily wipe down the door’s glass.

Sunburst Shutters’ Polywood® faux wood shutters are durable and can endure the continuous movement of your back door. They’re made of a composite material which blocks moisture and fading. The shutters won’t chip or peel due to humidity or temperature changes. Polywood shutters also restrict heat transfer through the window to increase your home’s energy efficiency.

French doors or sliding glass doors that open onto your deck or patio can be difficult to cover due to their large glass panes and handles. Plantation shutters can be customized. If your door has irregular shaped or large handles, plantation shutters can be cut around those handles. They can cover any size of glass. Plantation shutters can also be used with bi-fold doors or sliding panels for a sliding door. The result is pristine custom shutters that remain tight to your door. And you can effortlessly open and shut 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 colors, patterns, and materials. You can retract them to see the view outside or pull them to the bottom to filter or block the light. Options include light and privacy liners so you can customize them to your needs. Shades that are great 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 form a honeycomb shape from the side. These pleats create air pockets that help insulate the glass. Roller shades come down from a tube at the top.

If your door is exposed to relentless sun or humidity, choose 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 thicker material, liners, or cellular shades. Also know that shades are more likely to fade when compared to shutters.

Shades can be mounted with hold down brackets. This way they don’t swing around when the back door moves. One disadvantage shades have is that you can’t cut the shade around big door handles.

Find The Back Door Window Treatment That’s Perfect For Your Home

Want additional ideas for your back door window treatments in Fort Myers 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 buy window treatments contact us at 239-208-6577 to schedule a free in-home consultation. One of our window treatment professionals will come to your house and help you choose the best window treatment. Contact us today!