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What Makes Shutters The Best Window Treatment For French Doors In Cleveland, Ohio

March 07, 2016

French doors ,better known as patio doors, are hinged with glass panels. They might lead to the deck, yard, or balcony. And what makes French doors so alluring is the light - and lightness - they filter into the room.

The charming French door glass panels pose a dilemma for Cleveland homeowners. Which window treatment allows for light control while being energy efficient? What is the best window treatment for French doors in the Cleveland area? How do you cover it with a charming window treatment without sacrificing the door’s functionality?


What To Look For In A Window Treatment For Your French Doors

Control Over Privacy & Light

A French door window treatment allows you to control light easily. 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 does just 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 built from hardwood (or a synthetic polymer) that is effective at blocking the light. And a tilt rod allows you to tilt the louvers for as much light - and view - as you want.

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 so that the room’s temperature stays 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. Find out how Polywood shutters insulate 1600% better than aluminum blinds.


The window treatment needs 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 swing the door open. In addition, they’re custom crafted to highlight the French door’s shape and the view outside.


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 charming and operate smoothly for decades.

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