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

March 07, 2016

French doors are hinged patio doors with glass panels. They might be a doorway to the yard, balcony, or deck. And the charm of French doors is in the light - and lightness - they filter into your home.

The same glass panels that make French doors so charming can be a dilemma for Fort Myers homeowners. Which window treatment allows for light control while being energy efficient? What is the best window treatment for French doors in the Fort Myers area? How can you cover a French door with a charming window treatment without affecting the door’s functionality?


Things To Consider When Selecting A Window Treatment For Your French Doors

Control Over Light & Privacy

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 designed in a way that does just that. If you don’t want any light at all, the French door window treatment should be manufactured from material that blocks almost all the light. And the best window treatment should cover the French door completely so that passersby (and uninvited drones) can’t peek in.

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

Energy Efficiency

The glass panels on French doors cannot effectively insulate against the weather Fort Myers sees. That’s why the best window treatment should reduce airflow and heat transfer so that the room’s temperature remains 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 engineered with exclusive weatherstripping. Close these plantation shutters properly to block up to 30 degrees of airflow from the French door’s glass, and minimize heat transfer by up to 45%. Learn more about how Polywood shutters insulate 1600% better than aluminum blinds.


The window treatment should be fixed to the French door so it doesn’t move when you open the door. Otherwise, it might 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 installed on the door frame. So unlike shades and blinds, they don’t sway or rattle when the door is swung open. What’s more, they’re custom made to accentuate the shape of the French door as well as the scenery 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 everyday use and adjustments without showing signs of wear.

Plantation shutters from Sunburst are made from premium material, which means that your French door shutters will look stunning and stay functional for decades.

Shutters on a french door

Find Out More About Shutters For French Doors In Fort Myers, FL

Plantation shutters for French doors come in Polywood and Ovation®. They can be custom made to allow for the door handle with a square or circle handle cutout.
Contact us at 239-208-6577 or fill out the form below to learn more about French door shutters in Fort Myers. And if you are looking for the same type of shutters for your sidelights or patio door, we sell those as well.