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What Makes Shutters The Best Window Treatment For French Doors In New Brunswick, NJ

March 07, 2016

French doors ,better known as patio doors, are hinged with glass panels. They might lead to the deck, yard, or balcony. And the beauty of French doors lies in the light - and lightness - they lend the room.

The beautiful French door glass panels can be a problem for New Brunswick homeowners. How can you cover it with a charming window treatment without sacrificing how the door operates? Is there a window treatment that lets you control how much light you let in while being energy efficient? What is the best window treatment for French doors in the New Brunswick area?


Things To Consider When Choosing A Window Treatment For French Doors

Light & Privacy Control

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 top half of the door, the window treatment should be installed in a way that lets you do that. If you don’t want any light whatsoever, the French door window treatment should be constructed from material that blocks most, if not all, of the light. And the best window treatment would have to cover the French door entirely so that nosy neighbors (and unwelcome drones) can’t peek in.

Plantation shutters are made from solid wood (or a synthetic polymer) that effectively blocks the light filtering through the window pane. And a tilt rod lets you adjust the louvers for as much light - and view - as you want.

Energy Efficiency

The glass panels on French doors goes only so far in insulating against the weather elements New Brunswick sees. So the best window treatment would reduce airflow and heat transfer to keep the temperature in the room pleasant without having the HVAC system run all the time.

Polywood® plantation shutters are the most energy efficient window treatment for French doors. Polywood shutters are engineered with exclusive weatherstripping. Close these plantation shutters properly to reduce heat transfer by up to 45% and block as much as 30 degrees of airflow from the French door’s glass102. Find out how Polywood shutters insulate 1600% better than aluminum blinds.


You’ll want the window treatment to be fixed to the French door so it doesn’t move as you’re opening the door. Otherwise, it can rattle against the glass or sway if it’s not anchored completely to the door’s frame or if it’s not installed correctly.

Shutters for French doors are permanently installed on the door frame. So unlike shades and blinds, they don’t rattle or sway when the door is swung open. In addition, they’re custom crafted to match the French door’s shape and the view outside.


The window treatment should be manufactured from 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 and still look as beautiful as the day you had it installed.

The premium material that plantation shutters from Sunburst are constructed from means that your French door shutters will look stunning and operate smoothly for decades.

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Get More Information About Shutters For French Doors In New Brunswick, NJ

Plantation shutters for French doors are available in Polywood and Ovation®. They can be custom built to allow for the door handle with a circle or square handle cutout.
Contact us at 732-301-6168 or fill out the form below for more information about French door shutters in New Brunswick. And if you are looking for the same type of shutters for your sidelights or patio door, we have those also.