What Makes Shutters The Best Window Treatment For French Doors In Orlando, FL03/07/2016Todd Hansen French doors ,better known as patio doors, are hinged with glass panels. They might be a doorway to the yard, balcony, or deck. And what makes French doors so beautiful is the brightness they filter into the room. The same glass panels that make French doors so attractive pose a problem for Orlando homeowners. Is there a window treatment that allows for light control while being energy efficient? What is the best window treatment for French doors in the Orlando area? How do you cover a French door with a charming window treatment without sacrificing how the door opens and closes? Things To Look For In A Window Treatment For Your French Doors Privacy & Light Control. A French door window treatment lets you adjust for more or less light easily. If you only want light from the top half of the door, the window treatment should be installed in a way that does just that. If you don’t want any light at all, the French door window treatment should be constructed from material that blocks most, if not all, of the light. And the best window treatment would have to cover the French door completely so that onlookers (and pesky drones) can’t peek in. Plantation shutters are built from hardwood (or a synthetic polymer) that blocks the light. And a tilt rod lets you tilt the shutter louvers for brightness control and privacy. Energy Efficiency. The glass panels on French doors goes only so far in insulating against the weather patterns Orlando experiences. That’s why the best window treatment would reduce airflow and heat transfer to keep the temperature in the room pleasant. And your HVAC system doesn’t have to work any harder. The most energy efficient window treatment for French doors is Polywood® plantation shutters. Polywood shutters are engineered with exclusive weatherstripping. When closed properly, these plantation shutters minimize heat transfer by up to 45% and block as much as 30 degrees of airflow from the French door’s glass102. Not only that, but Polywood shutters also insulate 1600% better than aluminum blinds. Stability. The window treatment should move with the French door when you open the door. Otherwise, it could sway or rattle against the glass if it’s not anchored completely to the door’s frame or if it’s not installed correctly. Shutters for French doors are permanently fixed to the door frame. So unlike shades and blinds, they don’t rattle or sway when you swing the door open. In addition, they’re custom built to show off the French door’s shape and the scenery outside. Durability. The window treatment should be made from material that is durable to stand up to all the times you open and close the French doors. And the best French door window treatment should handle years of daily use and adjustments without showing signs of wear. Plantation shutters from Sunburst are made from premium material, which means that your French door shutters will be charming and operate smoothly for decades. Get More Information About Shutters For French Doors In Orlando, FLPlantation shutters for French doors come in Ovation® and Polywood. They can be custom made to account for the door handle with a square or circle handle cutout. Contact us at 407-630-7011 or fill out the form below to find out more about French door shutters in Orlando. And if you are looking for matching shutters for your patio door or sidelights, we offer those as well.