What Makes Shutters The Best Window Treatment For French Doors In Phoenix, AZ03/07/2016Greg Arnett 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 lend your house. The same glass panels that make French doors so attractive create a problem for Phoenix homeowners. How can you cover a French door with a charming window treatment without sacrificing the door’s functionality? Is there a window treatment that allows for light control while being energy efficient? What is the best window treatment for French doors in the Phoenix area? What To Look For In A Window Treatment For French Doors Control Over Privacy & Light. A French door window treatment should give you control over how much light you let into the room. If you only want light from the top half of the door, the window treatment should be set up in a way that does just that. If you want no light at all, the French door window treatment should be built from material that blocks most, if not all, of the light. And the best window treatment should cover the French door completely so that passersby (and unwelcome drones) can’t look in. Plantation shutters are made from solid wood (or a synthetic polymer) that is effective at blocking the light coming through the glass. And a tilt rod allows you to tilt the shutter louvers for as much light - and view - as you need. Energy Efficiency. The French door’s glass can only do so much when it comes to insulating against the weather elements Phoenix experiences. So the best window treatment should minimize heat transfer and airflow to keep the temperature in the room pleasantwithout having the HVAC system run all the time. Polywood® plantation shutters are the most energy efficient window treatment for French doors. Polywood shutters are engineered with exclusive weatherstripping. Close these plantation shutters properly to block up to 30 degrees of airflow from the glass, and reduce heat transfer by up to 45%. Find out 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 might rattle against the glass or sway if it’s not set up correctly or if it’s not anchored completely to the door’s frame. Shutters for French doors are permanently mounted on the door frame. So unlike blinds and shades, they don’t sway or rattle when the door is opened. Additionally, they’re custom made to show off the French door’s shape as well as the view outside. Durability. The window treatment should be made from material that can withstand all the times you swing the French doors open. And the best French door window treatment could handle years of everyday use and adjustments without showing signs of wear. Plantation shutters from Sunburst are built from premium material, which means that your French door shutters will look stunning and stay functional for decades. Find Out More About Shutters For French Doors In Phoenix, AZPlantation shutters for French doors are available in Polywood and Ovation®. They can be custom made to account for the door handle with a square or circle handle cutout. Contact us at 480-485-7743 or fill out the form below to learn more about French door shutters in Phoenix. And if you are looking for the same type of shutters for your patio door or sidelights, we sell those, too.