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Bypass Bifold Shutters For Salt Lake City Sliding Glass Doors

Plantation shutters are great for sliding doors in Salt Lake City. Shutters improve your privacy, block light, won’t sway like blinds or drapes, and can even outlast than the sliding door itself. If you’ve already decided on shutters for a sliding door, the only other decision to make is what shutter configuration would look best with the sliding glass doors in your space.

Your Salt Lake City plantation shutter pros at Sunburst offer two sliding door builds: bypass and bifold. We’ll take a look at what makes each unique, and settle on which one is right for your doors.

Bypass Shutters For Glass Doors In Salt Lake City

Plantation shutters on a sliding door

The more popular of the two sliding glass door shutter layouts is the bypass configuration. In this setup, multiple shutter panels slide on a track mounted above the door. The shutter panels are offset so one-panel slides in front of the other for access to the door. Or if the sliding door has room to the side, the track can extend past the door to allow the shutter panel to completely slide to the side.

Bypass shutters in a dining room
Remember that with a typical bypass sliding door shutter, there will be a panel over one pane of your sliding glass door at all times. Bypass shutters for sliding doors are also much stronger than bifold shutters, because there are fewer moving parts that can get damaged or wear out.
Bifold shutters on sliding glass doors
When to choose bypass sliding door shutters in Salt Lake City: When you may not have a large amount of space in front of the door, or want an easy to use but durable shutter on your sliding door.

Bi-fold Shutters For Sliding Glass Doors In Salt Lake City

As the name suggests, a bifold configuration for sliding door shutters allow the shutters to fold. Rather than two large, solid panels that slide side to side on a rail, sliding door shutters in a bifold build are separated into smaller panels that fold inward, clearing the view in front of your sliding door.

Reclaimed wood bifold shutters
When to put in bifold shutters When you want to stack panels to one side of the door and you have adequate space beside the door for the shutters to collapse.

Sliding Glass Door Shutter FAQs

Will I lose any functionality out of my sliding glass door if I put in shutters?

Not at all. We’ll ensure that your sliding doors retain their range of motion and function by building a set of shutters that exactly fits your specific sliding door.

How do I measure my sliding glass door for shutters?

Measuring your sliding glass door for plantation shutters is straightforward. These are typically the measurements you’ll want to get:

  • The height from the top of the door casing to the floor.

  • The width of the jamb of the door.

  • The width and length of the sliding glass panes.

But don’t fret if you don’t want to measure; your installer can easily measure your sliding door for you free of charge during an in-home consultation.

How much extra space do I need around a sliding glass door for shutters?

With new advances every day in shutter technology, we’re able to build you a set of shutters to match your sliding glass door, no matter the amount of space there is above or around it.


How Are Sliding Shutters Designed?

We start by measuring the length and width of each section of your glass door. Next, we note if there’s room next to the doors. This helps us figure out if we should use a bypass or bifold configuration. We return to our store and order the hand-crafted plantation shutters that fit your doors and configuration. Utilizing our state-of-the-art technology and design templates based on the dimensions of your door, we design and build your sliding glass door shutters with the colors and finishes you hand-picked.

Our skilled installers mount the sliding shutters on your sliding glass doors, making sure the louvers on the shutters can be opened and the panels are mobile. This gives you a wonderful view and easier cleaning.


Find A Solution For Your Sliding Glass Door

If you’re still not sure what kind of shutters to get for your sliding glass door, that’s okay! The Sunburst Shutters Salt Lake City team can help you find the right fit for your space during our free in-home shutter consultation. To set yours up, just call 801-515-3598 or use the form below.