What Makes Shutters The Best Window Treatment For French Doors In Fort Lauderdale, FL03/07/2016Danielle Micich French doors are hinged patio doors with glass panels. They might open onto the balcony, deck, or yard. And what makes French doors so alluring is the brightness they filter into your home. The same glass panels that make French doors so alluring 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 affecting how the door operates? Is there a window treatment that allows for light control while being energy efficient? What 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 needs to cover the French door entirely so that passersby (and uninvited drones) can’t look in. Plantation shutters are constructed from hardwood (or a synthetic polymer) that is effective at blocking the light coming through the glass. 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 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 pleasantwithout having the HVAC system work any harder. The most energy efficient window treatment for French doors is Polywood® plantation shutters. Polywood shutters are manufactured 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. Stability. 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 mounted correctly or if it’s not anchored completely to the door’s frame. Shutters for French doors are permanently installed on 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 accentuate the French door’s shape as well as the scenery outside. Durability. 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 should handle years of daily adjustments and use 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. Learn More About Shutters For French Doors In Fort Lauderdale, FLPlantation 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 for more information about French door shutters in Fort Lauderdale. And if you are looking for the same type of shutters for your patio door or sidelights, we sell those as well.