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What Makes Shutters The Best Window Treatment For French Doors In Las Vegas, NV

March 07, 2016

French doors are hinged patio doors with glass panels. They might lead to the balcony, deck, or yard. And the allure of French doors is in the brightness they filter into your house.

The same glass panels that make French doors so alluring pose a dilemma for Las Vegas homeowners. Which window treatment allows for light control while being energy efficient? What is the best window treatment for French doors in the Las Vegas area? How do you cover a French door with a charming window treatment without affecting the door’s functionality?


What To Look For In A Window Treatment For Your French Doors

Privacy & Light 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 does just that. If you want no light at all, the French door window treatment should be built from material that blocks almost all the light. And the best window treatment should cover the French door wholly so that passersby (and pesky drones) can’t look in.

Plantation shutters are built from solid wood (or a synthetic polymer) that is effective at blocking the light. And a tilt rod allows you to move the shutter louvers for as much light - and view - as you want.

Energy Efficiency

The glass panels on French doors are not designed to completely insulate against the weather elements Las Vegas experiences. So the best window treatment needs to be able to minimize heat transfer and airflow to keep the temperature in the room pleasant without having the HVAC system run all the time.

The most energy efficient window treatment for French doors is Polywood® plantation shutters. Polywood shutters are engineered with exclusive weatherstripping. When closed properly, these plantation shutters block as much as 30 degrees of airflow from the French door’s glass, and reduce heat transfer by up to 45%. Learn more about how Polywood shutters insulate 1600% better than aluminum blinds.


The window treatment should 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 installed correctly.

Shutters for French doors are permanently mounted on the door frame. So unlike shades and blinds, they don’t sway or rattle when you open the door. What’s more, they’re custom made to highlight the shape of the French door and the scenery outside.


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 could 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 be charming and operate smoothly for decades.

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Get More Information About Shutters For French Doors In Las Vegas, NV

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 702-850-6619 or fill out the form below to find out more about French door shutters in Las Vegas. And if you are looking for the same style of shutters for your sidelights or patio door, we offer those also.