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Plantation Shutters: The Ultimate Patio Door Window Treatment in Washington DC

September 17, 2020

No matter if your patio doors are a sliding glass door or trendy French doors, a trait they share is their substantial windows that provide you a clear view out into your yard. However, all that glass may cause issues, such as heat loss, privacy, and sun glare. That's why you need a quality window cover to get the most out of your windows.

Discover why plantation shutters are the best patio door window treatments in Washington DC and how they can solve these annoying challenges!

The Best Sliding Door Window Treatments In Washington DC

Sliding patio doors in Washington DC.

Sliding glass doors are a popular patio door for homeowners in Washington DC. True to their name, sliding patio doors usually consist of two or more full windows, one of which slides past the other. While they invite in lots sunlight, they are also one of the most difficult doors to cover. A lot of glass means a ton of heat loss and privacy issues -- and then there’s the glare if your backyard lies to the east or west.

The most preferred sliding glass patio door window treatments in Washington DC are interior shutters. These interior shutters don’t mount to the door itself but rather move in front of it. When sun glare is an issue, move the shutters in front of the door and adjust the louvers to direct sunlight -- or shut them entirely for the most privacy. Usually, sliding door shutters are made from faux wood, such as our Polywood® shutters, so you even get energy-efficiency benefits.

Sliding door shutters offer durability and easy operation, thereby enabling frequent activity in and out of the patio. The most popular configuration of shutters on a sliding door is Bypass. Bypass shutters pass behind each other on a track to open the entryway.

The Best French Door Window Covers For Washington DC

Patio Doors with Plantation Shutters in Washington DC

If you lack a sliding glass door exiting out onto your outdoor space, you may have another common door type: French doors. This kind of entryway includes twin doors that open away from each other. The effect might be a tad bit more impressive than a sliding glass or typical door, but they share identical drawbacks. Big sheets of glass allow for energy loss and sun glare.

It should come as no surprise that wood substitute interior shutters also prove to be the ultimate French door window treatments in Washington DC. They have the same style, durability, and environmental friendliness that sliding door shutters offer, except they can attach directly onto the French door frame. Now, your French door plantation shutter acts a lot more like your standard window shutters, and you don’t need to slide them to the side to go out the doorway.

Sunburst Shutters DC Has The Best Window Treatments For Your Patio Doors

Whether you intend to upgrade a sliding glass door, French doors, or a standard window door, Sunburst Shutters DC has you covered. We’ll show you how our Polywood shutters will offer your patio doors the energy-efficiency and style they deserve. Contact us any time at 240-339-2588 or submit the form below to request your complimentary in-home or virtual consultation.