What Makes Shutters The Best Window Treatment For French Doors In Boise, ID03/07/2016Spencer Madsen French doors are hinged patio doors with glass panels. They might be a doorway to the deck, yard, or balcony. And what makes French doors so beautiful is the brightness they bring into the room. The same glass panels that make French doors so charming can be a dilemma for Boise 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 Boise area? How do you cover a French door with a beautiful window treatment without sacrificing the door’s functionality? What To Look For In 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 don’t want any light at all, the French door window treatment should be manufactured from material that blocks most, if not all, of the light. If you only want light from the top half of the door, the window treatment should be designed in a way that allows you to do that. And the best window treatment needs to cover the French door completely so that nosy neighbors (and unwelcome drones) can’t peek in. Plantation shutters are made from hardwood (or a synthetic polymer) that blocks the light filtering through the window pane. And a tilt rod allows you to move the louvers for as much light - and view - as you want. Energy Efficiency. The French door’s glass can only do so much when it comes to insulating against the weather elements Boise sees. So the best window treatment should minimize airflow and heat transfer so that the temperature of the room remains pleasantwithout having the HVAC system 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 reduce heat transfer by up to 45% and block as much as 30 degrees of airflow from the glass102. Learn more about how Polywood shutters insulate 1600% better than aluminum blinds. Stability. The window treatment should 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 mounted 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 crafted to match the shape of the French door and the view outside. Durability. 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 should handle years of everyday adjustments and use without showing signs of wear. Plantation shutters from Sunburst are constructed from premium material, which means that your French door shutters will look charming and stay functional for decades. Find Out More About Shutters For French Doors In Boise, ID Plantation shutters for French doors come in Ovation® and Polywood. They can be custom engineered to allow for the door handle with a circle or square handle cutout. Contact us at 208-609-9129 or fill out the form below for more information about French door shutters in Boise. And if you want the same style of shutters for your sidelights or patio door, we have those, too.