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What Makes Shutters The Best Window Treatment For French Doors In Denver, Colorado

March 07, 2016

French doors ,better known as patio doors, are hinged with glass panels. They might open onto the deck, yard, or balcony. And what makes French doors so alluring is the light - and lightness - they filter into your house.

The same glass panels that make French doors so attractive create a problem for Denver homeowners. What is the best window treatment for French doors in the Denver area? How do you cover a French door with a beautiful window treatment without affecting how the door operates? Is there a window treatment that allows for light control while being energy efficient?


What To Look For In A Window Treatment For French Doors

Control Over Privacy & Light

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 allows you to do 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 entirely so that nosy neighbors (and uninvited drones) can’t peek in.

Plantation shutters are constructed from hardwood (or a synthetic polymer) that is effective at blocking the light coming through the glass. And a tilt rod allows you to adjust 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 Denver sees. So the best window treatment needs to be able to reduce heat transfer and airflow to keep the room’s temperature pleasantwithout having the HVAC system work any harder.

Polywood® plantation shutters are the most energy efficient window treatment for French doors. Polywood shutters are built 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.


You’ll want the window treatment to move with the French door when you open the door. Otherwise, it can sway or rattle against the glass if it’s not installed correctly or if it’s not anchored completely to the door’s frame.

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


The window treatment should be constructed from quality material that can withstand all the times you swing the French doors open. And the best French door window treatment would handle years of daily adjustments and use without showing signs of wear.

The premium material that plantation shutters from Sunburst are made of means that your French door shutters will be charming and operate smoothly for decades.

Shutters on a french door

Get More Information About Shutters For French Doors In Denver, Colorado

Plantation shutters for French doors come in Polywood and Ovation®. They can be custom engineered to allow for the door handle with a circle or square handle cutout.
Contact us at 720-538-0182 or fill out the form below to learn more about French door shutters in Denver. And if you are interested in matching shutters for your sidelights or patio door, we sell those as well.