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What Makes Shutters The Best Window Treatment For French Doors In Clearwater Florida

March 07, 2016

French doors ,better known as patio doors, are hinged with glass panels. They might be a doorway to the yard, balcony, or deck. And the allure of French doors is in the brightness they bring into your home.

The same glass panels that make French doors so beautiful pose a dilemma for Clearwater homeowners. What is the best window treatment for French doors in the Clearwater area? How can 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 for brightness 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 allows you to adjust for more or less light easily. If you want no light at all, the French door window treatment should be made from material that blocks almost all the light. If you only want light from the door’s top half, 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 wholly so that passersby (and uninvited drones) can’t look in.

Plantation shutters are made from hardwood (or a synthetic polymer) that effectively blocks the light. And a tilt rod lets you adjust the shutter louvers for as much light - and view - as you would like.

Energy Efficiency

The French door’s glass can only do so much when it comes to insulating against the weather elements Clearwater sees. That’s why the best window treatment should minimize airflow and heat transfer so that the temperature of the room stays 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 manufactured with exclusive weatherstripping. Close these plantation shutters properly to minimize heat transfer by up to 45% and block up to 30 degrees of airflow from the French door’s glass102. Not only that, but Polywood shutters also insulate 1600% better than aluminum blinds.


You’ll want the window treatment to move with the French door as you’re opening the door. Otherwise, it could rattle against the glass or sway 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. Additionally, they’re custom built to highlight the shape of the French door as well as the scenery outside.


The window treatment should be constructed from quality material that can withstand all the times you swing the French doors open. And the best French door window treatment should handle years of daily use and adjustments without showing signs of wear.

The premium material that plantation shutters from Sunburst are made of means your French door shutters will look beautiful and operate smoothly for decades.

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Learn More About Shutters For French Doors In Clearwater Florida

Plantation shutters for French doors are available in Ovation® and Polywood. They can be custom built to account for the door handle with a square or circle handle cutout.
Call us at 813-580-7288 or fill out the form below to find out more about French door shutters in Clearwater. And if you want the same type of shutters for your sidelights or patio door, we offer those as well.