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What Makes Shutters The Best Window Treatment For French Doors In Sacramento, CA

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 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 allows for light control 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 impacting the door’s functionality?


Things To Consider When Buying A Window Treatment For French Doors

Control Over Light & Privacy

A French door window treatment allows you to control light easily. If you only want light from the door’s top half, the window treatment should be installed in a way that allows you to do that. If you want no light at all, 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 completely so that nosy neighbors (and pesky drones) can’t see in.

Plantation shutters are built from solid wood (or a synthetic polymer) that blocks the light. And a tilt rod lets you adjust the shutter louvers for brightness control and privacy.

Energy Efficiency

The French door’s glass cannot effectively insulate against the weather elements Sacramento sees. So the best window treatment should minimize airflow and heat transfer so that the temperature of the room remains 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.


The window treatment needs 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 installed correctly or if it’s not anchored completely to the door’s frame.

Shutters for French doors are permanently installed on the door frame. So unlike blinds and shades, they don’t sway or rattle when you open the door. In addition, they’re custom built to accentuate the shape of the French door as well as the view outside.


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 and still look as good as the day you had it installed.

Plantation shutters from Sunburst are built from premium material, which means your French door shutters will look stunning and stay functional for decades.

Shutters on a french door

Learn More About Shutters For French Doors In Sacramento, CA

Plantation 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 916-665-0078 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 have those as well.