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What Makes Shutters The Best Window Treatment For French Doors In Houston, TX

March 07, 2016

French doors ,better known as patio doors, are hinged with glass panels. They might open onto the balcony, deck, or yard. And the charm of French doors is in the light - and lightness - they filter into your home.

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 should give you control over how much light you let into the room. If you don’t want any light whatsoever, the French door window treatment should be constructed 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 designed in a way that allows you to do that. And the best window treatment should cover the French door entirely so that onlookers (and uninvited drones) can’t see in.

Plantation shutters are constructed from solid wood (or a synthetic polymer) that is effective at blocking the light coming through the glass. And a tilt rod allows you to adjust 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. That’s why the best window treatment needs to be able to 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 made 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. Not only that, but Polywood shutters also insulate 1600% better than aluminum blinds.


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 anchored completely to the door’s frame or if it’s not mounted correctly.

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 built to match the shape of the French door as well as the view outside.


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 should 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 stunning and stay functional for decades.

Shutters on a french door

Find Out More About Shutters For French Doors In Houston, TX

Plantation 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 want the same type of shutters for your sidelights or patio door, we sell those also.