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What Makes Shutters The Best Window Treatment For French Doors In Atlanta, GA

March 07, 2016

French doors are hinged patio doors with glass panels. They might be a doorway to the deck, yard, or balcony. And the charm 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 opens and closes?


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

Control Over Light & Privacy

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 needs to cover the French door entirely so that nosy neighbors (and pesky drones) can’t see in.

Plantation shutters are constructed 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 patterns Atlanta experiences. This means that the best window treatment needs to be able to minimize airflow and heat transfer so that the room’s temperature stays pleasant without 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.


You’ll want the window treatment to move with the French door when you open the door. Otherwise, it can sway or rattle against the glass if it’s not anchored completely to the door’s frame or if it’s not installed correctly.

Shutters for French doors are permanently fixed to the door frame. So unlike shades and blinds, they don’t sway or rattle when the door is swung open. Additionally, they’re custom crafted to match the French door’s shape and the view outside.


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 without showing signs of wear.

Plantation shutters from Sunburst are built from premium material, which means that your French door shutters will look beautiful and operate smoothly for decades.

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Find Out More About Shutters For French Doors In Atlanta, GA

Plantation 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 for more information about French door shutters in Atlanta. And if you want the same style of shutters for your sidelights or patio door, we have those also.