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What Makes Shutters The Best Window Treatment For French Doors In St. George, UT

March 07, 2016

French doors ,better known as patio doors, are hinged with glass panels. They might open onto the yard, balcony, or deck. And what makes French doors so alluring is the brightness they bring into your home.

The same glass panels that make French doors so attractive pose a problem for St. George homeowners. Which window treatment lets you control for brightness while being energy efficient? What is the best window treatment for French doors in the St. George area? How can you cover it with a beautiful window treatment without sacrificing how the door opens and closes?


What To Look For In A Window Treatment For French Doors

Light & Privacy Control

A French door window treatment allows you to control light easily. If you only want light from the door’s top half, the window treatment should be installed in a way that allows you to do that. If you want no light at all, the French door window treatment should be manufactured from material that blocks almost all the light. And the best window treatment needs to cover the French door wholly so that onlookers (and unwelcome drones) can’t peek in.

Plantation shutters are constructed 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 want.

Energy Efficiency

The glass panels on French doors are not designed to completely insulate against the weather patterns St. George experiences. This means that the best window treatment would 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 created with exclusive weatherstripping. Close these plantation shutters properly to minimize heat transfer by up to 45% and block up to 30 degrees of airflow from the French door’s glass102. Not only that, but Polywood shutters also insulate 1600% better than aluminum blinds.


The window treatment should move with the French door 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 set up correctly.

Shutters for French doors are permanently installed on the door frame. So unlike shades and blinds, they don’t sway or rattle when you open the door. Additionally, they’re custom made to show off the French door’s shape and the scenery outside.


The window treatment should be constructed 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.

The premium material that plantation shutters from Sunburst are made of means that your French door shutters will be beautiful and stay functional for decades.

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Find Out More About Shutters For French Doors In St. George, UT

Plantation shutters for French doors come in Polywood and Ovation®. They can be custom manufactured to allow for the door handle with a circle or square handle cutout.
Contact us at 435-485-9332 or fill out the form below to learn more about French door shutters in St. George. And if you are looking for the same style of shutters for your sidelights or patio door, we sell those also.