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What Makes Shutters The Best Window Treatment For French Doors In San Antonio, TX

March 07, 2016

French doors are hinged patio doors with glass panels. They might lead to the balcony, deck, or yard. And what makes French doors so charming is the light - and lightness - they bring into your home.

The beautiful French door glass panels create a problem for San Antonio homeowners. What is the best window treatment for French doors in the San Antonio area? How do you cover a French door with a charming window treatment without impacting how the door operates? Is there a window treatment that lets you control how much light you let in while being energy efficient?


What To Look For In A Window Treatment For Your French Doors

Control Over Privacy & Light

A French door window treatment lets you adjust for more or less light easily. If you only want light from the door’s top half, the window treatment should be installed in a way that lets you do that. If you want no light whatsoever, the French door window treatment should be manufactured from material that blocks almost all the light. And the best window treatment would have to cover the French door entirely so that nosy neighbors (and uninvited drones) can’t see in.

Plantation shutters are made from solid wood (or a synthetic polymer) that 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 would like.

Energy Efficiency

The French door’s glass goes only so far in insulating against the weather San Antonio experiences. That’s why the best window treatment should reduce heat transfer and airflow so that the temperature of the room stays 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 made 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.


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 set up correctly.

Shutters for French doors are permanently installed on the door frame. So unlike blinds and shades, they don’t sway or rattle when the door is swung open. What’s more, they’re custom made to highlight the French door’s shape and the view outside.


The window treatment should be constructed from material that can withstand all the times you open and close the French doors. And the best French door window treatment could handle years of everyday adjustments and use without showing signs of wear.

The premium material that plantation shutters from Sunburst are made of means that your French door shutters will look beautiful and stay functional for decades.

Shutters on a french door

Get More Information About Shutters For French Doors In San Antonio, TX

Plantation shutters for French doors are available in Ovation® and Polywood. They can be custom manufactured to allow for the door handle with a circle or square handle cutout.
Contact us at 210-876-0377 or fill out the form below for more information about French door shutters in San Antonio. And if you are interested in the same style of shutters for your sidelights or patio door, we sell those as well.