What Makes Shutters The Best Window Treatment For French Doors In Charlotte, NC03/07/2016Neil Blackwelder French doors ,better known as patio doors, are hinged with glass panels. They might open onto the yard, balcony, or deck. And what makes French doors so alluring is the brightness they lend the room. The same glass panels that make French doors so charming can be a problem for Charlotte homeowners. How do you cover a French door with a beautiful window treatment without impacting the door’s functionality? Is there a window treatment that lets you control how much light you let in while being energy efficient? What is the best window treatment for French doors in the Charlotte area? What To Look For In 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 at all, the French door window treatment should be built 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 should cover the French door completely so that nosy neighbors (and unwelcome drones) can’t peek in. Plantation shutters are made from hardwood (or a synthetic polymer) that is effective at blocking the light filtering through the window pane. And a tilt rod lets you tilt the shutter louvers for as much light - and view - as you want. Energy Efficiency. The glass panels on French doors can only do so much when it comes to insulating against the weather patterns Charlotte sees. That’s why the best window treatment needs to be able to minimize heat transfer and airflow to keep the room’s temperature pleasant. And your HVAC system doesn’t have to run all the time. Polywood® plantation shutters are the most energy efficient window treatment for French doors. Polywood shutters are built with exclusive weatherstripping. Close these plantation shutters properly to minimize heat transfer by up to 45% and block as much as 30 degrees of airflow from the French door’s glass102. 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 can rattle against the glass or sway if it’s not installed 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 rattle or sway when the door is swung open. What’s more, they’re custom crafted to accentuate the shape of the French door and the view outside. Durability. The window treatment should be constructed from material that is durable to stand up to all the times you open and close the French doors. And the best French door window treatment could handle years of daily 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 look beautiful and operate smoothly for decades. Learn More About Shutters For French Doors In Charlotte, NCPlantation shutters for French doors are available in Ovation® and Polywood. They can be custom made to allow for the door handle with a square or circle handle cutout. Call us at 980-231-1116 or fill out the form below to learn more about French door shutters in Charlotte. And if you are interested in the same style of shutters for your patio door or sidelights, we have those, too.