The Different Styles of Patio Door Shutters in Salt Lake City

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A glass patio door can be one of the most fashionable and interesting windows in your home, if you take care of it. A big part of doing so is choosing how to cover the patio door to keep your privacy and adjust the lighting in your home.

Far and away the most fashionable and effective window treatments for patio doors are plantation shutters. And regardless of whether your patio door is a french door or sliding glass door, you can find a style of plantation shutter perfectly suited to your patio door.

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Shutters for Patio French Doors

Plantation shutters are great for french doors that open up to your patio because they’re so versatile. For every style of patio french door, our team can make a set of plantation shutters to fit them.

Is one door stationary or do both french doors open? Are the door handles towards the inside or the outside of the frame? Is it important to have a buffer so that your door doesn’t swing open too far and hit a wall? Interior shutters are what you need in any situation.

Not to mention their other numerous benefits. Interior shutters give you more control over lighting than any other window treatment, unlike drapes or shades where you only have two choices: open or shut. Shutters will also outlive every other window treatment, and will survive just as long as your french patio do. Shutters are also permanently attached to your french doors, so they don’t sway wildly when you open or close the door. And with our patented faux wood Polywood® plantation shutters, you get unmatched energy efficiency, and that’s particularly important given how much your patio doors can play a part in the temperature in your home.

Shutters for Sliding Patio Doors

Similar to Salt Lake City french doors, sliding patio doors come in different styles, and it could get somewhat tricky to find a window treatment that works in tandem with your sliding patio door. Luckily, plantation shutters are custom-built to fit exactly how your sliding patio doors work. Sliding door shutters will fall under one of two types: bypass or bifold.

Bypass Sliding Patio Door Shutters

A bypass sliding door shutter has one shutter panel that slides horizontally to one side in front of or behind another panel, much like the sliding door itself.
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The best part of bypass shutters for a patio door is that you don’t have to sacrifice control over your lighting when you want privacy like you would with other window coverings. You can adjust the shutter louvers to a certain angle, letting light in without opening up your home interior to anyone who passes by.

Bypass shutters usually come in fewer shutter panels than bifold shutters, resulting in a a cleaner and more modern look to your patio door.

Bifold Sliding Patio Door Shutters

Like their name implies, bifold sliding door shutters fold and collapse into themselves and can move away from your patio door. While a little more rare than, bifold shutters usually have more shutter panels, giving you more discriminating light control since you can adjust more individual louvers.

Patio Door Shutter Frequently Asked Questions

How do I figure out if I need bypass or bifold sliding patio door shutters?

It primarily hinges on the shape, size, and location of your sliding door. Your Sunburst Shutters professionals can help you figure out what will work best for your home.

Is there enough room around my sliding door to put in shutters?

In just about any case, yes, you’ll have enough space. The reason why is that we can build a wide array of frame and mount configurations that can fit different kinds of sliding patio doors.

My french doors open in opposite directions – will that work with shutters?

As with sliding door shutters, french door shutters are custom built to your door’s exact specifications. Sunburst Shutters Salt Lake City is able to create a mount and frame that will let your patio doors open fully.

Can shutters stack away from my glass patio door to give me a full view outside?


Will my door handle get in the way of installing shutters?

No, the Sunburst team is able to build shutters with custom made cut-outs that give you access to your door handle.

If I get shutters on my patio door, do I also have to cover my transom window?

With how customizable shutters are, you’ll only have to worry about your transom if you want to.

Will shutters withstand pets scratching at the door?

There’s no window treatment that can completely get rid of scuffs from pets. But for unmatched protection, your best bet is Polywood plantation shutters.

Will shutters on my patio door help protect my flooring and furniture from fading?

Absolutely! With the fantastic light control offered by shutters comes the ultimate in UV protection. Your furniture, floors, photos on the wall and more will be protected from harsh light.

When putting in patio door shutters, is anything screwed into the floor?

No – no matter what style of patio door shutters you choose, they adhere to either the door frame itself or the wall around the door, depending on the style you choose.

Will patio door shutters sway in the wind when I leave the door open?

No worries here. Plantation shutters on a sliding patio door are adhered to your door or frame solidly so that there’s never any wavering or swaying in the wind, even when the door is ajar.

Make Your Patio Doors Beautiful Inside And Out

Are you ready to let your patio doors reach their full fashion potential? If so, Sunburst Shutters Salt Lake City can help. Get in touch with Sunburst by calling 801-515-3598 today or just use the contact form below. We’ll get in touch soon set up a free consultation.