What Makes Shutters The Best Window Treatment For French Doors In Sacramento, CA03/07/2016Curtis Orton French doors ,better known as patio doors, are hinged with glass panels. They might be a doorway to the deck, yard, or balcony. And the beauty of French doors lies in the light - and lightness - they filter into your house. The charming French door glass panels create a problem for Sacramento homeowners. Which window treatment lets you control how much light you let in while being energy efficient? What is the best window treatment for French doors in the Sacramento area? How can you cover it with a charming window treatment without affecting the door’s functionality? What To Look For In A Window Treatment For French Doors Control Over Light & Privacy. 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 most, if not all, of the light. If you only want light from the door’s top half, the window treatment should be installed in a way that does just that. And the best window treatment needs to cover the French door entirely so that nosy neighbors (and pesky drones) can’t see in. Plantation shutters are built from solid wood (or a synthetic polymer) that is effective at blocking the light. And a tilt rod lets you adjust the shutter 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 patterns Sacramento sees. So the best window treatment needs to be able to minimize airflow and heat transfer to keep the temperature in the room pleasant. And your HVAC system doesn’t have to run all the time. 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 reduce 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. You’ll want the window treatment to be fixed to the French door so it doesn’t move when you open the door. Otherwise, it could 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 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 crafted to accentuate the shape of the French door as well as the view outside. Durability. The window treatment should be made from quality material that can withstand all the times you open and close the French doors. And the best French door window treatment would handle years of everyday 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 stunning and stay functional for decades. Learn More About Shutters For French Doors In Sacramento, CAPlantation shutters for French doors come in Ovation® and Polywood. They can be custom engineered to allow for the door handle with a circle or square handle cutout. Call us at 916-250-0758 or fill out the form below to learn more about French door shutters in Sacramento. And if you are looking for the same type of shutters for your sidelights or patio door, we offer those as well.