What Makes Shutters The Best Window Treatment For French Doors In Salt Lake City, Utah03/07/2016Matt Thelander French doors ,better known as patio doors, are hinged with glass panels. They might lead to the balcony, deck, or yard. And what makes French doors so charming is the brightness they filter into your home. The same glass panels that make French doors so charming create a dilemma for Salt Lake City homeowners. How can you cover a French door with a beautiful window treatment without impacting 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 Salt Lake City area? Things To Consider When Buying A Window Treatment For French Doors Light & Privacy Control. 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 made 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 should cover the French door completely so that passersby (and unwelcome drones) can’t see in. Plantation shutters are built from solid wood (or a synthetic polymer) that is effective at blocking the light coming through the glass. And a tilt rod lets you 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 Salt Lake City experiences. This means that the best window treatment would reduce heat transfer and airflow to keep the temperature in the room pleasant. And your HVAC system doesn’t have to run all the time. 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 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. The window treatment needs move with the French door when you open the door. Otherwise, it may rattle against the glass or sway if it’s not anchored completely to the door’s frame or if it’s not installed correctly. Shutters for French doors are permanently mounted on the door frame. So unlike shades and blinds, they don’t rattle or sway when you open the door. In addition, they’re custom built to accentuate the shape of the French door and the scenery outside. Durability. The window treatment should be manufactured from 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 daily use and adjustments and still look as beautiful as the day you had it installed. Plantation shutters from Sunburst are built from premium material, which means that your French door shutters will be stunning and stay functional for decades. Learn More About Shutters For French Doors In Salt Lake City, Utah Plantation shutters for French doors come in Polywood and Ovation®. They can be custom engineered to allow for the door handle with a circle or square handle cutout. Call us at 801-515-3598 or fill out the form below to learn more about French door shutters in Salt Lake City. And if you want the same style of shutters for your sidelights or patio door, we sell those also.