Bypass & Bifold Shutters for Salt Lake City Sliding Glass Doors

Plantation shutters are fantastic for sliding doors in Salt Lake City. Shutters help maximize 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 choice 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 types: bypass and bifold. We’ll take a look at what makes each unique, and settle on which one is right for your home.

Bypass Shutters for Sliding Glass Doors in Salt Lake City

Sliding Glass Door Shutter In Salt Lake City

The more popular of the two sliding glass door shutter builds is the bypass configuration. In this setup, two or more shutter panels slide on a track mounted above your sliding 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 away from the door.

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Remember that with a typical set of bypass shutters, there will be a panel over one pane of your sliding glass door at all times. Bypass shutters for sliding doors are also a lot stronger than bifold shutters, because there are fewer moving parts that can get damaged or wear out.
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When to choose bypass sliding glass 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.

Bifold Shutters for Sliding Glass Doors in Salt Lake City

As the name might tell you, 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 path in front of your sliding door.

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When to put in bifold sliding door 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 fold.

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 patio door for plantation shutters is straightforward. Here are the measurements you’ll want to get:

  • The height from the floor to the top of the door casing (or top of the jamb if you have no casing).

  • The width of the interior jamb.

  • The height and width of the sliding glass panes.

But you don’t have to measure yourself; 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 Do We Design Sliding Shutters?

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 allows us to figure out if we should use a bypass or bifold configuration. Then, we return to our office and order the hand-crafted plantation shutters that fit your doors and configuration. Utilizing our cutting-edge technology and design templates based on the dimensions of your door, we design and build your home’s sliding glass door shutters with the colors and finishes of your choosing.

Our expert installers mount the sliding shutters on your sliding glass doors, making sure the louvers on the shutters can be tilted and the panels are mobile. This provides you with a wonderful view and shutters that are easy to clean.

Find A Solution For Your Sliding Glass Door

If you’re still not sure what window treatment to get for your sliding glass door, that’s okay! We can help you find the right fit for your house during our free in-home shutter consultation. To set yours up, just call 801-515-3598 or use the form below.