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Window Coverings for Doors of All Kinds

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Hunter Douglas plantation shutters from JC Licht make perfect front door window coverings for Chicago homes.

Window Coverings for Doors of All Kinds

Discovering what window treatment style to use on your doors can feel impossible. With so many options to choose from, how can you know which kind is best for your specific needs? We're here to help you select the perfect coverings for the doors in your home once and for all.

Common Concerns

Before you purchase new coverings for all of the doors in your home, you need to understand the common pitfalls of outfitting doors with window treatments. This way, you can consciously avoid purchasing something that doesn't correspond with your home's needs.

Window coverings for doors require two primary considerations: size and stability. 

Size

It's always essential to purchase correctly-sized window treatments (which is why we recommend an in-home consultation), but this is especially true for doors. Ill-fitting coverings can shift, rattle, and interfere with the door's functionality. For example, blinds too wide for a door can cover the door handle, making it more difficult to operate the door seamlessly.

Stability

Few things are more irritating than hearing a window treatment clang against a door each time it is opened or closed. If your blinds, shades, or shutters are not installed securely, they won't stay in place as you use the door. This can cause the door and the window treatment to look damaged and worn.

Hunter Douglas plantation shutters from JC Licht make perfect front door window coverings for Chicago homes.

Different Coverings for Doors of Different Kinds

The best ways to prevent these common issues are to research and select the recommended window covering for each type of door and consult your local window treatment experts. The most common window coverings for doors are blinds, roller shades, and plantation shutters.

Front Door Window Coverings

Although most window treatments are compatible with front doors, we suggest installing plantation shutters. Your front door is one of the most visible parts of your home, so it requires reliable protection.  The door also sees all the action— you use it daily. Its window treatment needs to withstand constant use.

Plantation shutters have been the most popular window treatment for quite some time. They are stylish, durable, and secure. We recommend faux wood or hybrid material rather than genuine wood, as engineered materials can withstand more traffic and do not warp when exposed to the elements.

Sliding Glass Doors

Functionality is the most crucial factor of sliding door window treatments. Because the doors overlap, vertical blinds are the most popular window treatment type. 

Vertical blinds offer the highest coverage while still being easy to operate and looking great. Whether you're looking for blinds or a sheer panel, we have the solution. 

Can You Use Plantation Shutters for Sliding Glass Doors?

Yes! Sliding glass doors offer incredible versatility because window treatments can be installed directly onto the door or the door casing. The style of window treatment you choose will determine where it is installed.

To use plantation shutters for sliding glass doors, you will need to install them along the door casing. Rather than standard shutters, which can open like a door, sliding door shutters are made with a bypass mechanism, much like an accordian closet door. This allows you to slide the shutters to the side to access your door. 

Window Treatments for the Whole Home (Doors Included!)

Our team at JC Licht can help you outfit your entire home with new window treatments, from your windows to your doors. We proudly carry Hunter Douglas window treatments, Benjamin Moore paint, and more. You can count on JC Licht to Make it Happen! JC Licht is the preferred provider of Hunter Douglas products for the Midwest and Chicagoland. Schedule your in-home consultation today!

 

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