The Best Custom Shutters, Blinds & Shades!
Proudly Serving the Chicago metro area
Reclaimed sliding glass doors

Interior Shutters: The Best Patio Door Window Treatment in Chicago

September 17, 2020

No matter if your patio doors are a sliding glass door or stylish French doors, something they have in common is their large glass panes that provide you an excellent view out into your yard. However, all that glass can cause a few issues, such as heat loss, privacy, and sun glare. That's why you need the right window treatment to fully benefit from your windows.

Find out why home plantation shutters are the ideal patio door window treatments in Chicago and how they can mitigate these common challenges!

The Most Functional Sliding Door Window Treatments For Chicago

Sliding patio doors in Chicago.

Sliding glass doors are a popular patio door for lots of homeowners in Chicago. As their name indicates, sliding patio doors usually include two or more full windows, one of which slides past the other. While they invite in a lot of sunlight, they are also one of the most frustrating doors to cover. So much glass means a ton of heat loss and privacy concerns -- and then there’s the glare if your backyard faces east or west.

The best sliding glass patio door window treatments in Chicago are plantation shutters. These shutters don’t fasten to the door itself but instead slide in front of it. When sun glare turns into an annoyance, move the shutters in front of the door and tilt the louvers to control light -- or close them completely for optimum privacy. Usually, sliding door shutters are built from faux wood, including our Polywood® shutters, so you also see energy-efficiency benefits.

Sliding door shutters provide longevity and easy operation, thereby allowing continual activity in and out of the patio. The most common design of shutters on a sliding door is Bypass. Bypass shutters move behind one another on a track to open the doorway.

The Best French Door Window Treatments For Chicago

Patio Doors with Plantation Shutters in Chicago

If you do not have a sliding glass door opening out onto your outdoor space, you might have another common door option: French doors. This style of entryway has twin doors that open away from each other. The result may be a little more elegant than a sliding glass or typical door, but they have identical issues. Large pieces of glass permit energy loss and sun glare.

It is no wonder that wood substitute plantation shutters also prove to be the best French door window treatments in Chicago. They have the same beauty, strength, and energy-efficiency that sliding door shutters have, except they can fasten directly onto the French door frame. Consequently, your French door plantation shutter operates a lot more like your typical window shutters, and you don’t have to push them to the side to go through the door.

Sunburst Shutters Chicago Has The Perfect Window Treatments For Your Patio Doors

Whether you intend to improve a sliding glass door, French doors, or a regular window door, Sunburst Shutters Chicago has you covered. We’ll show you how our Polywood shutters will offer your patio doors the energy-efficiency and appeal they should have. Call us today at 847-250-6544 or submit the form below to request your courtesy in-home or virtual consultation.