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What Makes Shutters The Best Window Treatment For French Doors In Fort Lauderdale, FL

March 07, 2016

French doors are hinged patio doors with glass panels. They might open onto the balcony, deck, or yard. And what makes French doors so charming is the brightness they filter into your home.

The same glass panels that make French doors so attractive pose a dilemma for Fort Lauderdale homeowners. What is the best window treatment for French doors in the Fort Lauderdale area? How can you cover it with a beautiful window treatment without impacting how the door operates? Is there a window treatment that allows for light control while being energy efficient?


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

Control Over Light & Privacy

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 manufactured from material that blocks most, if not all, of 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 would have to cover the French door entirely so that passersby (and uninvited drones) can’t look in.

Plantation shutters are constructed from solid wood (or a synthetic polymer) that is effective at blocking the light filtering through the window pane. And a tilt rod allows you to tilt the 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 Fort Lauderdale experiences. So 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 work any harder.

The most energy efficient window treatment for French doors is Polywood® plantation shutters. Polywood shutters are built with exclusive weatherstripping. When closed properly, these plantation shutters block as much as 30 degrees of airflow from the glass, and minimize heat transfer by up to 45%. Learn more about how Polywood shutters insulate 1600% better than aluminum blinds.


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 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 open the door. What’s more, they’re custom made to highlight the French door’s shape as well as the scenery outside.


The window treatment should be manufactured from quality material that is durable to stand up to all the times you swing the French doors open. And the best French door window treatment could handle years of daily use and adjustments without showing signs of wear.

Plantation shutters from Sunburst are constructed from premium material, which means that your French door shutters will look charming and operate smoothly for decades.

Shutters on a french door

Get More Information About Shutters For French Doors In Fort Lauderdale, FL

Plantation shutters for French doors are available in Polywood and Ovation®. They can be custom manufactured to account for the door handle with a circle or square handle cutout.
Contact us at 561-440-8535 or fill out the form below to find out more about French door shutters in Fort Lauderdale. And if you want the same type of shutters for your patio door or sidelights, we sell those, too.