What Makes Shutters The Best Window Treatment For French Doors In Honolulu, HI03/07/2016Darren Wong French doors are hinged patio doors with glass panels. They might open onto the yard, balcony, or deck. And what makes French doors so alluring is the brightness they filter into the room. The same glass panels that make French doors so beautiful can be a problem for Honolulu homeowners. What is the best window treatment for French doors in the Honolulu area? How do you cover a French door with a charming window treatment without impacting the door’s functionality? Is there a window treatment that lets you control for brightness while being energy efficient? Things 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 whatsoever, the French door window treatment should be made 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 lets you do that. And the best window treatment needs to cover the French door entirely so that onlookers (and unwelcome drones) can’t peek in. Plantation shutters are made from solid wood (or a synthetic polymer) that is effective at blocking the light coming through the glass. And a tilt rod lets you tilt the shutter louvers for brightness control and privacy. Energy Efficiency. The French door’s glass goes only so far in insulating against the weather elements Honolulu experiences. So the best window treatment would reduce airflow and heat transfer to keep the room’s temperature 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 created with exclusive weatherstripping. When closed properly, these plantation shutters block as much as 30 degrees of airflow from the French door’s glass, and minimize heat transfer by up to 45%. Not only that, but Polywood shutters also insulate 1600% better than aluminum blinds. Stability. You’ll want the window treatment to be fixed to the French door so it doesn’t move when you open the door. Otherwise, it may rattle against the glass or sway if it’s not installed correctly or if it’s not anchored completely to the door’s frame. Shutters for French doors are permanently installed 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 built to show off the shape of the French door as well as the scenery outside. Durability. The window treatment should be made from material that can withstand all the times you open and close the French doors. And the best French door window treatment should handle years of daily use and adjustments and still look as beautiful as the day you had it installed. Plantation shutters from Sunburst are made from premium material, which means your French door shutters will look stunning and stay functional for decades. Find Out More About Shutters For French Doors In Honolulu, HIPlantation shutters for French doors are available 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 808-797-2004 or fill out the form below to learn more about French door shutters in Honolulu. And if you are interested in the same type of shutters for your patio door or sidelights, we sell those, too.