What Makes Shutters The Best Window Treatment For French Doors In Miami, FL03/07/2016David White French doors are hinged patio doors with glass panels. They might open onto the yard, balcony, or deck. And the allure of French doors is in the light - and lightness - they bring into your home. The beautiful French door glass panels can be a problem for Miami homeowners. Which window treatment lets you control for brightness while being energy efficient? What is the best window treatment for French doors in the Miami area? How can you cover it with a beautiful window treatment without sacrificing how the door opens and closes? Things To Consider When Selecting A Window Treatment For Your French Doors Privacy & Light Control. A French door window treatment lets you adjust for more or less light easily. If you don’t want any light whatsoever, the French door window treatment should be constructed 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 does just that. And the best window treatment needs to cover the French door wholly so that nosy neighbors (and unwelcome drones) can’t see in. Plantation shutters are built from solid wood (or a synthetic polymer) that blocks the light. And a tilt rod lets you adjust 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 Miami experiences. That’s why the best window treatment needs to be able to minimize airflow and heat transfer to keep the temperature in the room 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 made 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. Stability. 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 installed correctly or if it’s not anchored completely to the door’s frame. Shutters for French doors are permanently fixed to the door frame. So unlike blinds and shades, they don’t sway or rattle when you open the door. Additionally, they’re custom built to accentuate the French door’s shape as well as the view outside. Durability. 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 and still look as beautiful 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 charming and operate smoothly for decades. Learn More 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 to find out more about French door shutters in Miami. And if you are looking for matching shutters for your patio door or sidelights, we sell those also.