What Makes Shutters The Best Window Treatment For French Doors In Raleigh, NC03/07/2016Blake Jarman French doors ,better known as patio doors, are hinged with glass panels. They might lead to the yard, balcony, or deck. And the charm of French doors is in the light - and lightness - they filter into your house. The beautiful French door glass panels create a dilemma for Raleigh homeowners. How do you cover it with a charming window treatment without impacting how the door opens and closes? Which window treatment lets you control for brightness while being energy efficient? What is the best window treatment for French doors in the Raleigh area? Things To Look For In A Window Treatment For French Doors Privacy & Light Control. A French door window treatment should give you control over how much light you let into the room. 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. If you don’t want any light whatsoever, the French door window treatment should be constructed from material that blocks most, if not all, of the light. And the best window treatment would have to cover the French door entirely so that onlookers (and uninvited drones) can’t look in. Plantation shutters are built from solid wood (or a synthetic polymer) that is effective at blocking the light. And a tilt rod allows you to adjust the louvers for as much light - and view - as you would like. Energy Efficiency. The French door’s glass cannot effectively insulate against the weather Raleigh experiences. This means that the best window treatment would reduce airflow and heat transfer to keep the room’s temperature pleasantwithout having the HVAC system work any harder. The most energy efficient window treatment for French doors is Polywood® plantation shutters. Polywood shutters are engineered with exclusive weatherstripping. When closed properly, these plantation shutters minimize heat transfer by up to 45% and block up to 30 degrees of airflow from the French door’s glass102. Find out how Polywood shutters insulate 1600% better than aluminum blinds. Stability. You’ll want the window treatment to be fixed to the French door so it doesn’t move as you’re opening the door. Otherwise, it might 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 mounted on the door frame. So unlike shades and blinds, they don’t rattle or sway when you swing the door open. What’s more, they’re custom crafted to match the shape of the French door and the view outside. Durability. The window treatment should be made from quality material that can withstand all the times you swing the French doors open. And the best French door window treatment could handle years of everyday use and adjustments and still look as beautiful as the day you had it installed. The premium material that plantation shutters from Sunburst are constructed from means your French door shutters will look beautiful and stay functional for decades. Find Out More About Shutters For French Doors In Raleigh, NCPlantation shutters for French doors are available in Polywood and Ovation®. They can be custom made to allow for the door handle with a circle or square handle cutout. Call us at 919-887-9198 or fill out the form below for more information about French door shutters in Raleigh. And if you are interested in the same type of shutters for your patio door or sidelights, we sell those, too.