What Makes Shutters The Best Window Treatment For French Doors In Cleveland, Ohio03/07/2016Nate Gromen French doors ,better known as patio doors, are hinged with glass panels. They might open onto the deck, yard, or balcony. And the charm of French doors lies in the light - and lightness - they filter into the room. The same glass panels that make French doors so charming pose a dilemma for Cleveland homeowners. What is the best window treatment for French doors in the Cleveland area? How can you cover a French door with a charming window treatment without affecting how the door opens and closes? Is there a window treatment that allows for light control while being energy efficient? Things To Consider When Picking A Window Treatment For Your French Doors Control Over Privacy & Light. 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 built from material that blocks almost all the light. If you only want light from the door’s top half, the window treatment should be installed in a way that lets you do that. And the best window treatment needs to cover the French door entirely so that passersby (and unwelcome drones) can’t see in. Plantation shutters are constructed from hardwood (or a synthetic polymer) that blocks the light. And a tilt rod allows you to move the louvers for control over brightness and privacy. Energy Efficiency. The glass panels on French doors cannot effectively insulate against the weather elements Cleveland sees. So the best window treatment needs to be able to reduce heat transfer and airflow to keep the room’s temperature pleasant. And your HVAC system doesn’t have to work any harder. Polywood® plantation shutters are the most energy efficient window treatment for French doors. Polywood shutters are built 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 glass102. Not only that, but Polywood shutters also 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 might 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 shades and blinds, they don’t sway or rattle when you open the door. Additionally, they’re custom built to accentuate the French door’s shape and the view outside. Durability. The window treatment should be made from quality material that can withstand all the times you swing the French doors open. And the best French door window treatment would handle years of everyday use and adjustments and still look as good as the day you had it installed. Plantation shutters from Sunburst are made from premium material, which means that your French door shutters will be stunning and operate smoothly for decades. Find Out More About Shutters For French Doors In Cleveland, Ohio Plantation shutters for French doors are available in Polywood and Ovation®. They can be custom made to allow for the door handle with a square or circle handle cutout. Contact us at 440-561-6787 or fill out the form below to find out more about French door shutters in Cleveland. And if you are looking for matching shutters for your patio door or sidelights, we sell those also.