What Makes Shutters The Best Window Treatment For French Doors In Hartford, CT03/07/2016Holly Perron French doors ,better known as patio doors, are hinged with glass panels. They might open onto the deck, yard, or balcony. And the beauty of French doors lies in the light - and lightness - they bring into your house. The same glass panels that make French doors so charming create a problem for Hartford homeowners. Which window treatment lets you control how much light you let in while being energy efficient? What is the best window treatment for French doors in the Hartford area? How can you cover a French door with a charming window treatment without affecting how the door opens and closes? 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 only want light from the door’s top half, the window treatment should be designed in a way that allows you to do that. If you don’t want any light at all, the French door window treatment should be constructed from material that blocks almost all the light. And the best window treatment would have to cover the French door entirely so that passersby (and pesky drones) can’t see in. Plantation shutters are constructed from solid wood (or a synthetic polymer) that is effective at blocking the light filtering through the window pane. And a tilt rod allows you to move the shutter louvers for as much light - and view - as you would like. Energy Efficiency. The French door’s glass cannot effectively insulate against the weather patterns Hartford sees. So the best window treatment needs to be able to reduce heat transfer and airflow so that the room’s temperature remains pleasantwithout having the HVAC system run all the time. The most energy efficient window treatment for French doors is Polywood® plantation shutters. Polywood shutters are engineered with exclusive weatherstripping. Close these plantation shutters properly to reduce heat transfer by up to 45% and block up to 30 degrees of airflow from the glass102. Learn more about how Polywood shutters insulate 1600% better than aluminum blinds. Stability. You’ll want the window treatment to be fixed to the French door so it doesn’t move when you open the door. Otherwise, it may rattle against the glass or sway if it’s not anchored completely to the door’s frame or if it’s not mounted correctly. Shutters for French doors are permanently fixed to the door frame. So unlike blinds and shades, they don’t sway or rattle when the door is swung open. What’s more, they’re custom built to accentuate the French door’s shape as well as the scenery outside. Durability. The window treatment should be made from quality material that can withstand all the times you swing the French doors open. And the best French door window treatment could handle years of everyday 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 be stunning and operate smoothly for decades. Get More Information About Shutters For French Doors In Hartford, CTPlantation shutters for French doors come in Ovation® and Polywood. They can be custom manufactured to account for the door handle with a square or circle handle cutout. Contact us at 860-266-5459 or fill out the form below to find out more about French door shutters in Hartford. And if you are looking for the same style of shutters for your patio door or sidelights, we offer those, too.