What Makes Shutters The Best Window Treatment For French Doors In Oklahoma City, OK03/07/2016Tyler Jorgensen French doors are hinged patio doors with glass panels. They might open onto the balcony, deck, or yard. And what makes French doors so charming is the brightness they lend your house. The same glass panels that make French doors so beautiful can be a problem for Oklahoma City 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 Oklahoma City area? How do you cover a French door with a beautiful window treatment without affecting how the door opens and closes? 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 only want light from the door’s top half, the window treatment should be set up in a way that does just that. If you want no light whatsoever, the French door window treatment should be built from material that blocks almost all the light. And the best window treatment should cover the French door completely so that onlookers (and uninvited drones) can’t see in. Plantation shutters are constructed from hardwood (or a synthetic polymer) that effectively blocks the light coming through the glass. And a tilt rod lets you adjust the shutter louvers for brightness control and privacy. Energy Efficiency. The glass panels on French doors goes only so far in insulating against the weather Oklahoma City experiences. So the best window treatment would minimize heat transfer and airflow to keep the room’s temperature pleasant. And your HVAC system doesn’t have to run all the time. 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 as much as 30 degrees of airflow from the glass, and reduce heat transfer by up to 45%. 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 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 fixed to the door frame. So unlike blinds and shades, they don’t sway or rattle when you swing the door open. In addition, they’re custom built to show off the French door’s shape as well as the scenery outside. Durability. The window treatment should be manufactured from quality material that is durable to stand up to all the times you swing the French doors open. And the best French door window treatment could handle years of daily adjustments and use and still look as beautiful as the day you had it installed. The premium material that plantation shutters from Sunburst are constructed from means your French door shutters will look charming and stay functional for decades. Find Out More About Shutters For French Doors In Oklahoma City, OK Plantation shutters for French doors are available 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 405-300-4664 or fill out the form below for more information about French door shutters in Oklahoma City. And if you want the same type of shutters for your patio door or sidelights, we offer those also.