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What Makes Shutters The Best Window Treatment For French Doors In Destin, Florida

March 07, 2016

French doors ,better known as patio doors, are hinged with glass panels. They might open onto the balcony, deck, or yard. And the charm of French doors is in the light - and lightness - they bring into the room.

The same glass panels that make French doors so alluring can be a dilemma for Destin homeowners. Is there a window treatment that lets you control for brightness while being energy efficient? What is the best window treatment for French doors in the Destin area? How do you cover a French door with a charming window treatment without sacrificing how the door opens and closes?


Things To Look For In A Window Treatment For Your French Doors

Light & Privacy Control

A French door window treatment allows you to adjust for more or less light easily. If you only want light from the top half of the door, the window treatment should be installed 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 built from material that blocks most, if not all, of the light. And the best window treatment would have to cover the French door wholly so that passersby (and pesky drones) can’t peek in.

Plantation shutters are made from hardwood (or a synthetic polymer) that blocks the light coming through the glass. And a tilt rod allows you to tilt the shutter louvers for brightness control and privacy.

Energy Efficiency

The glass panels on French doors cannot effectively insulate against the weather Destin experiences. So the best window treatment needs to be able to 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 manufactured with exclusive weatherstripping. When closed properly, these plantation shutters reduce heat transfer by up to 45% and block up to 30 degrees of airflow from the French door’s glass102. Find out how Polywood shutters insulate 1600% better than aluminum blinds.


The window treatment needs move with the French door as you’re opening the door. Otherwise, it could 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 installed on the door frame. So unlike blinds and shades, they don’t sway or rattle when you open the door. Additionally, they’re custom crafted to accentuate the shape of the French door as well as the view outside.


The window treatment should be made from material that is durable to stand up to 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 constructed from means that your French door shutters will be stunning and stay functional for decades.

Shutters on a french door

Find Out More About Shutters For French Doors In Destin, Florida

Plantation shutters for French doors are available in Ovation® and Polywood. They can be custom made to account for the door handle with a circle or square handle cutout.
Contact us at 850-203-0419 or fill out the form below for more information about French door shutters in Destin. And if you are interested in the same type of shutters for your patio door or sidelights, we offer those, too.