What Makes Shutters The Best Window Treatment For French Doors In Houston, TX03/07/2016Cory Cryer French doors ,better known as patio doors, are hinged with glass panels. They might lead to the balcony, deck, or yard. And the allure of French doors is in the light - and lightness - they filter into the room. The charming French door glass panels pose a dilemma for Houston homeowners. Is there a window treatment that lets you control for brightness while being energy efficient? What is the best window treatment for French doors in the Houston area? How can you cover a French door with a beautiful window treatment without sacrificing the door’s functionality? Things To Look For In A Window Treatment For Your French Doors Privacy & Light Control. A French door window treatment lets you control light easily. If you don’t want any light whatsoever, the French door window treatment should be made from material that blocks almost all the light. If you only want light from the top half of the door, the window treatment should be installed in a way that allows you to do that. And the best window treatment should cover the French door entirely so that nosy neighbors (and uninvited drones) can’t peek in. Plantation shutters are built from solid wood (or a synthetic polymer) that blocks the light filtering through the window pane. And a tilt rod allows you to move the shutter louvers for as much light - and view - as you want. Energy Efficiency. The French door’s glass can only do so much when it comes to insulating against the weather elements Houston sees. This means that the best window treatment should reduce airflow and heat transfer to keep the temperature in the room pleasant. And your HVAC system doesn’t have to run all the time. The most energy efficient window treatment for French doors is Polywood® plantation shutters. Polywood shutters are created with exclusive weatherstripping. When closed properly, these plantation shutters minimize heat transfer by up to 45% and block up to 30 degrees of airflow from the glass102. Find out how Polywood shutters insulate 1600% better than aluminum blinds. Stability. You’ll want the window treatment to be fixed to the French door so it doesn’t move as you’re opening the door. Otherwise, it may rattle against the glass or sway if it’s not mounted correctly or if it’s not anchored completely to the door’s frame. Shutters for French doors are permanently fixed to the door frame. So unlike blinds and shades, they don’t sway or rattle when you swing the door open. Additionally, they’re custom crafted to match the shape of the French door as well as the view outside. Durability. The window treatment should be constructed from quality material that can withstand all the times you swing the French doors open. And the best French door window treatment could handle years of daily use and adjustments and still look as beautiful as the day you had it installed. Plantation shutters from Sunburst are made from premium material, which means your French door shutters will look charming and stay functional for decades. Find Out More About Shutters For French Doors In Houston, TXPlantation shutters for French doors are available in Ovation® and Polywood. They can be custom built to allow for the door handle with a square or circle handle cutout. Call us at 713-853-9629 or fill out the form below for more information about French door shutters in Houston. And if you are looking for matching shutters for your sidelights or patio door, we sell those also.