What Makes Shutters The Best Window Treatment For French Doors In Kingsport, TN03/07/2016Jacob Hayes French doors are hinged patio doors with glass panels. They might open onto the deck, yard, or balcony. And what makes French doors so charming is the light - and lightness - they lend the room. The same glass panels that make French doors so charming pose a problem for Kingsport homeowners. How do you cover it with a beautiful window treatment without affecting how the door opens and closes? Which window treatment allows for light control while being energy efficient? What is the best window treatment for French doors in the Kingsport area? Things 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 want no light whatsoever, the French door window treatment should be constructed from material that blocks almost all the light. If you only want light from the door’s top half, the window treatment should be designed in a way that lets you 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. And a tilt rod lets you adjust the shutter louvers for as much light - and view - as you would like. Energy Efficiency. The French door’s glass are not designed to completely insulate against the weather elements Kingsport experiences. This means that the best window treatment needs to be able to minimize heat transfer and airflow so that the room’s temperature remains 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 engineered with exclusive weatherstripping. Close these plantation shutters properly to block as much as 30 degrees of airflow from the French door’s glass, and minimize heat transfer by up to 45%. Find out how Polywood shutters insulate 1600% better than aluminum blinds. Stability. You’ll want the window treatment to move with the French door as you’re opening the door. Otherwise, it may 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 fixed to the door frame. So unlike blinds and shades, they don’t rattle or sway when you open the door. Additionally, they’re custom built to accentuate the shape of the French door as well as the scenery outside. Durability. The window treatment should be made 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 use and adjustments and still look as beautiful as the day you had it installed. Plantation shutters from Sunburst are constructed from premium material, which means your French door shutters will be charming and stay functional for decades. Get More Information About Shutters For French Doors In Kingsport, TN Plantation shutters for French doors come in Ovation® and Polywood. They can be custom made to allow for the door handle with a circle or square handle cutout. Contact us at 276-378-7422 or fill out the form below to find out more about French door shutters in Kingsport. And if you are looking for the same style of shutters for your patio door or sidelights, we offer those, too.