What Makes Shutters The Best Window Treatment For French Doors In San Antonio, TX03/07/2016Tyler Jorgensen French doors are hinged patio doors with glass panels. They might open onto the balcony, deck, or yard. And the allure of French doors is in the brightness they lend the room. The beautiful French door glass panels create a problem for San Antonio homeowners. How do you cover it with a beautiful window treatment without sacrificing how the door operates? Is there a window treatment that lets you control for brightness while being energy efficient? What is the best window treatment for French doors in the San Antonio area? Things 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 top half of the door, 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 onlookers (and uninvited drones) can’t peek in. Plantation shutters are made from solid wood (or a synthetic polymer) that is effective at blocking the light filtering through the window pane. And a tilt rod allows you to adjust the shutter louvers for as much light - and view - as you would like. Energy Efficiency. The French door’s glass cannot effectively insulate against the weather San Antonio experiences. This means that 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 created with exclusive weatherstripping. Close these plantation shutters properly to block as much as 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. 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 set up correctly. Shutters for French doors are permanently fixed to 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 accentuate the French door’s shape and the view outside. Durability. 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 should 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. Learn More About Shutters For French Doors In San Antonio, TXPlantation shutters for French doors are available in Ovation® and Polywood. They can be custom made 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 to find out more 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, too.