When thinking about adding shutters to your home, do not forget about your doors! The beauty of shutters are not meant for windows alone. Plantation shutters make the perfect French door window covering because they are some of the most resilient window treatments, guaranteed to last as long as your French doors themselves.
French doors, by themselves, are a wonderful tool for comfort, the large glass panes letting in plenty of sunlight, allowing in heat during the cold season, helping improve air circulation and keeping the indoors cool during the summer. With plantation shutters installed, they turn into a greater, highly efficient instrument of energy conservation. That is why the best window treatment needs to be able to reduce airflow and heat transfer so that the room’s temperature remains pleasant without having the HVAC system work any harder. And since shutters can tilt open or hinge open fully, you can still get the light and airflow when desired.
Shutters for French doors are permanently mounted on the non-glass part of the door. There is no swaying away as in case of blinds or shades, no unsavory rattling sound arising from the material of the covering brushing against the doors.
Whether it is the sunroom, balcony or patio, using plantation shutters for French doors is a brilliant, beneficial decision. Just make sure you put ample thought into the style and material best suited for your place’s functionality and design requirements before getting them installed.