Shopping for window treatments for French doors can be a challenge in the Sandusky, Catawba, Cleveland, Vermilion and surrounding areas. With beautiful views of Lake Erie, you won’t want window treatments for French doors to hide your view. Window treatments for French doors are made to be easy to use and flexible in their light or glare reduction. French doors offer built-in glass panes that can open up areas of your home that previously felt closed-off. They can add architectural interest to your home’s interior, but finding the right window treatments for them can be challenging. Thankfully, we have a wide variety of French door window coverings that are beautiful and innovative solutions!

Special Considerations for French Doors

French doors often have special features that make it more challenging to choose a window treatment like blinds or shades.  When considering these window treatments for your home, it’s important to know if the blinds or shades need to be operational behind a door handle or lever.  French doors usually have a beveled trim around the glass that is raised, which needs to be considered when measuring. The trim effects how large your spacer blocks or projection brackets are in order to clear the trim effectively.  You’ll also need to check the outside mounting surface requirements making sure there is enough flat surface for the shades or blinds to be installed.  Often times, you’ll want to use hold down brackets with doors in high traffic areas as this can stop the shades or blinds from swinging when the door is operational.


Located in Sandusky, S & H Blinds & Floors has a variety of window treatments for French doors with windows. Almost any window treatment will work on French Doors as long as it fits between the door and the decorative handles. Here are some great options for different window treatments:


Silhouette® Window Shadings are available to order with the tilt-only low-profile system for your French doors with windows, which is 60 percent smaller than the standard tilt-only system. The sleeker system fits perfectly with French doors, allowing you to open them more easily without a headrail hitting the wall. An optional tilt wand removes all operating cords for added safety in homes with children and pets.


If you like the look of Roman shades, Vignette® Modern Roman Shades have a flat construction and easily fit behind door handles. To get a clean look from both the inside and the outside, our shades simply hide the cords naturally.


To maximize energy efficiency, consider Duette® Honeycomb Shades with the TrackGlide™ feature. With simple aluminum tracks and detachable side-rail clips, the TrackGlide system attaches to the window glass with adhesive. This eliminates the need for screws and keeps the shades in place when the door is opening or closing. A wide selection of colors and styles means finding the perfect shade to complement your home’s style is easy. You can also incorporate PowerView® Automation which lets you schedule your Duette Honeycomb Shades to open-and-close on their own—at any time of the day—with the touch of a button, a tap on a mobile device or the sound of your voice. This can let you skip the alarm clock and wake up to the sunshine instead.*

*PowerView App and PowerView Hub required; third-party equipment also required for voice activation.


If you have a lot of sun coming through your French doors, consider faux-wood door shutters. We offer Palm Beach Polysatin Shutters which guarantee to never to warp, crack, fade, chip, peel or discolor.