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What Makes Shutters The Best Window Treatment For French Doors In Miami, FL

March 07, 2016

French doors are hinged patio doors with glass panels. They might open onto the deck, yard, or balcony. And the charm of French doors is in the light - and lightness - they bring into your home.

The beautiful French door glass panels create a problem for Miami homeowners. How do you cover it with a beautiful window treatment without sacrificing the door’s functionality? Which window treatment allows for light control while being energy efficient? What is the best window treatment for French doors in the Miami area?


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

Privacy & Light 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 top half of the door, the window treatment should be designed in a way that lets you do that. And the best window treatment would have to cover the French door wholly so that onlookers (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. And a tilt rod lets you adjust the shutter louvers for control over brightness and privacy.

Energy Efficiency

The French door’s glass can only do so much when it comes to insulating against the weather elements Miami experiences. This means that the best window treatment should minimize airflow and heat transfer so that the room’s temperature stays pleasant And your HVAC system doesn’t have to work any harder.

The most energy efficient window treatment for French doors is Polywood® plantation shutters. Polywood shutters are created with exclusive weatherstripping. When closed properly, these plantation shutters block up to 30 degrees of airflow from the French door’s glass, and minimize heat transfer by up to 45%. Find out how Polywood shutters insulate 1600% better than aluminum blinds.


The window treatment needs 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 mounted correctly.

Shutters for French doors are permanently installed on the door frame. So unlike blinds and shades, they don’t sway or rattle when you swing the door open. Additionally, they’re custom built to accentuate the French door’s shape as well as the view outside.


The window treatment should be made from quality material that is durable to stand up to 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 without showing signs of wear.

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

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Get More Information About Shutters For French Doors In Miami, FL

Plantation shutters for French doors come in Polywood and Ovation®. They can be custom manufactured to allow for the door handle with a square or circle handle cutout.
Contact us at 305-520-7515 or fill out the form below for more information about French door shutters in Miami. And if you want matching shutters for your patio door or sidelights, we sell those also.