What Makes Shutters The Best Window Treatment For French Doors In Colorado Springs, CO03/07/2016Gary Harding French doors are hinged patio doors with glass panels. They might open onto the yard, balcony, or deck. And the allure of French doors lies in the light - and lightness - they bring into your house. The same glass panels that make French doors so alluring create a problem for Colorado Springs homeowners. What is the best window treatment for French doors in the Colorado Springs area? How do you cover it with a charming window treatment without affecting how the door operates? Which window treatment allows for light control while being energy efficient? What To Look For In A Window Treatment For French Doors Light & Privacy Control. 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 constructed from material that blocks almost all the light. If you only want light from the door’s top half, the window treatment should be set up in a way that allows you to do that. And the best window treatment should cover the French door completely so that onlookers (and uninvited drones) can’t see in. Plantation shutters are made from hardwood (or a synthetic polymer) that effectively blocks the light filtering through the window pane. And a tilt rod allows you to adjust the louvers for as much light - and view - as you need. Energy Efficiency. The French door’s glass goes only so far in insulating against the weather elements Colorado Springs sees. So the best window treatment would reduce airflow and heat transfer to keep the temperature in the room 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 engineered with exclusive weatherstripping. Close these plantation shutters properly to block up to 30 degrees of airflow from the French door’s 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 needs be fixed to the French door so it doesn’t move when you open the door. Otherwise, it might sway or rattle against the glass if it’s not anchored completely to the door’s frame or if it’s not installed correctly. Shutters for French doors are permanently mounted on the door frame. So unlike blinds and shades, they don’t rattle or sway when you open the door. In addition, they’re custom crafted to match the shape of the French door as well as the view outside. Durability. 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 would handle years of daily adjustments and use and still look as good as the day you had it installed. Plantation shutters from Sunburst are constructed from premium material, which means that your French door shutters will be beautiful and stay functional for decades. Learn More About Shutters For French Doors In Colorado Springs, CO Plantation shutters for French doors come in Ovation® and Polywood. They can be custom manufactured to account for the door handle with a square or circle handle cutout. Call us at 303-625-6431 or fill out the form below to learn more about French door shutters in Colorado Springs. And if you are looking for matching shutters for your patio door or sidelights, we offer those as well.