What Makes Shutters The Best Window Treatment For French Doors In Atlanta, GA03/07/2016Dan Taylor French doors are hinged patio doors with glass panels. They might be a doorway to the yard, balcony, or deck. And the allure of French doors lies in the light - and lightness - they filter into your home. The beautiful French door glass panels can be a dilemma for Atlanta homeowners. 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 Atlanta area? How do you cover it with a beautiful window treatment without sacrificing how the door operates? Things To Consider When Buying A Window Treatment For Your French Doors Light & Privacy Control. A French door window treatment lets you control light easily. If you don’t want any light whatsoever, the French door window treatment should be manufactured from material that blocks almost all the light. If you only want light from the door’s top half, the window treatment should be set up in a way that does just that. And the best window treatment would have to cover the French door completely so that onlookers (and pesky drones) can’t see in. Plantation shutters are built from solid wood (or a synthetic polymer) that effectively blocks the light. And a tilt rod allows you to adjust the louvers for control over brightness and privacy. Energy Efficiency. The glass panels on French doors are not designed to completely insulate against the weather elements Atlanta experiences. That’s why the best window treatment needs to be able to minimize airflow and heat transfer so that the room’s temperature stays pleasantwithout having the HVAC system work any harder. The most energy efficient window treatment for French doors is Polywood® plantation shutters. Polywood shutters are made with exclusive weatherstripping. When closed properly, these plantation shutters block up to 30 degrees of airflow from the glass, and minimize heat transfer by up to 45%. Not only that, but Polywood shutters also insulate 1600% better than aluminum blinds. Stability. The window treatment should move with the French door when you open the door. Otherwise, it might sway or rattle against the glass if it’s not anchored completely to the door’s frame or if it’s not mounted correctly. Shutters for French doors are permanently installed on the door frame. So unlike shades and blinds, they don’t sway or rattle when you swing the door open. In addition, they’re custom built to match the French door’s shape and the view outside. Durability. The window treatment should be manufactured from quality 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 daily adjustments and use and still look as good as the day you had it installed. Plantation shutters from Sunburst are constructed from premium material, which means that your French door shutters will look beautiful and operate smoothly for decades. Find Out More About Shutters For French Doors In Atlanta, GAPlantation shutters for French doors are available in Polywood and Ovation®. They can be custom manufactured to allow for the door handle with a square or circle handle cutout. Call us at 404-962-8517 or fill out the form below to find out more about French door shutters in Atlanta. And if you want the same style of shutters for your sidelights or patio door, we offer those also.