The Best Window Treatments In Colorado Springs For Back Doors

Gary Harding

Does your back door have cheap blinds that rattle against the glass pane each time it’s shut? Or have you left your back door glass uncovered because you don’t know what to cover it with? Adding the right window treatments to your back door lets you enjoy the natural light and outside view of your Colorado Springs backyard and gives you control over light and privacy - without the distraction of blinds or any other window covering that clangs against the glass any time you move the door.

The first thing to think about when finding a back door window treatment is durability. You need something strong enough to take the door’s constant motion and occasional exposure to the elements. It should also provide privacy from curious neighbors while matching 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, here are the best back door window treatment options in Colorado Springs 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 installed on your door. When you shut your doors, the shutters move with the door and don’t bang around on the glass. Tilt the shutter louvers open 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 endure the constant motion of your back door. They’re built using a composite material that blocks humidity and fading. The shutters won’t crack or chip due to 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 deck or patio can be hard to cover because of their handles and large glass panes. Plantation shutters are customizable. If your door has irregular shaped or large handles, plantation shutters can be cut around those handles. They can fit over any size of glass. Plantation shutters can also cover 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 you can effortlessly open and close the shutters and your door.

Personalized Shades

Woven shades on bedroom windows 

Another back door window treatment that is easy to customize to your home is shades. They come in dozens of patterns, colors, and material. You can retract them to let all the light in or pull them down to block the light. Upgrades include light and privacy liners which allow you to adjust them to your needs. Shades that work well for doors with glass are Roman shades, cellular shades, and roller shades. Roman shades stack up at the top of the shade but are smooth when you pull them down. Cellular shades have small pleats that resemble a honeycomb from the side. These pleats create small air pockets that help with insulation. Roller shades have a tube at the top that the shades come down from.

If your door is subject to relentless 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 reduce heat loss by using thicker material, liners, or cellular shades. Remember 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 move the back door. One of the disadvantages of shades is you can’t cut the shade around large door handles.

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

Want other ideas for your back door window treatments in Colorado Springs or window treatments for your dining room, living room, or bathroom? Browse through our idea gallery and Ultimate Room Guide. And if you’re ready to order window treatments contact us at 303-625-6431 to schedule a free in-home consultation. One of our window treatment professionals will come to your house and help you pick the perfect window treatment. Call us today!