What Makes Shutters The Best Window Treatment For French Doors In Raleigh, NC03/07/2016Blake Jarman French doors are hinged patio doors 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 problem for Raleigh homeowners. What is the best window treatment for French doors in the Raleigh area? How can you cover it with a charming window treatment without sacrificing how the door opens and closes? Which window treatment allows for light control while being energy efficient? What To Look For In A Window Treatment For French Doors Privacy & Light Control. A French door window treatment lets you control light easily. 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 so that the temperature of the room stays 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 block as much as 30 degrees of airflow from the glass, and minimize heat transfer by up to 45%. 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 the door is opened. 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 without showing signs of wear. 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, NC Plantation 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.