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What Makes Shutters The Best Window Treatment For French Doors In Dallas, TX

March 07, 2016

French doors are hinged patio doors with glass panels. They might be a doorway to the balcony, deck, or yard. And what makes French doors so charming is the brightness they bring into your house.

The charming French door glass panels pose a dilemma for Dallas 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 Dallas area? How do you cover a French door with a beautiful window treatment without impacting how the door operates?


Things To Look For In A Window Treatment For French Doors

Control Over Privacy & Light

A French door window treatment allows you to adjust for more or less 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 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 nosy neighbors (and uninvited drones) can’t see in.

Plantation shutters are constructed from hardwood (or a synthetic polymer) that is effective at blocking the light. And a tilt rod allows you to move the shutter louvers for as much light - and view - as you need.

Energy Efficiency

The glass panels on French doors are not designed to completely insulate against the weather elements Dallas sees. So the best window treatment needs to be able to minimize heat transfer and airflow to keep the temperature in the room 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. Close these plantation shutters properly to block up to 30 degrees of airflow from the glass, and reduce 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 be fixed to the French door so it doesn’t move as you’re opening the door. Otherwise, it may rattle against the glass or sway if it’s not mounted correctly or if it’s not anchored completely to the door’s frame.

Shutters for French doors are permanently installed on the door frame. So unlike shades and blinds, they don’t rattle or sway when you swing the door open. In addition, they’re custom crafted to show off the shape of the French door as well as the scenery outside.


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 would handle years of everyday adjustments and use without showing signs of wear.

The premium material that plantation shutters from Sunburst are built from means your French door shutters will look stunning and operate smoothly for decades.

Shutters on a french door

Find Out More About Shutters For French Doors In Dallas, TX

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.
Call us at 214-301-5066 or fill out the form below to find out more about French door shutters in Dallas. And if you are interested in the same type of shutters for your patio door or sidelights, we have those as well.