The Different Types of Patio Door Shutters in San Antonio10/29/2015Tyler Jorgensen A glass patio door can be a super fashionable part of your home, if you take care of it. A big part of doing so is deciding on a window treatment for your patio door to keep your privacy and control for light. Far and away the best-looking and most functional window treatments for patio doors are plantation shutters. And regardless of whether your patio door is a sliding door or french door, there’s a style of plantation shutter to accentuate your setup. Shutters for Patio French Doors Plantation shutters are a perfect pairing for french patio doors because they’re so multi-faceted. For every kind of patio french door you have, Sunburst 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 doorframe? Is it important to have a buffer so the doors don’t swing all the way open and hit your wall? Interior shutters are perfect for any situation. Not to mention their other vast benefits. Interior shutters offer more control over lighting than any other window treatment, unlike drapes or blinds that only give you: closed or open. Shutters also outlive any other window covering, and will last just as long as your patio doors do. Shutters are also permanently attached to your french doors, so they won’t sway wildly when you open or close go through the patio door. And with our patented faux wood Polywood® plantation shutters, you get unparalleled energy efficiency, and that’s particularly important given how much heat can come and go through the tall french door windows. Shutters for Sliding Patio Doors Similar to San Antonio french doors, sliding patio doors can vary, and it can be a little hard to find a window treatment that matches your door exactly. Luckily, shutters are custom-built to fit exactly how your sliding patio doors work. Shutters for sliding patio doors will fall under one of two types: bypass or bifold. Bypass Sliding Patio Door Shutters With bypass shutters for a sliding patio door, one panel slides on a track to give you access to the door. One of the biggest benefits of bypass patio shutters is that it doesn’t sacrifice privacy or lighting control or vice versa like you might with other window coverings. You can adjust the shutter louvers to a certain angle, allowing light to come in without letting the outside world get an open view of the inside of your home. Bypass shutters typically are made with fewer shutter panels than bifold shutters, resulting in a more modern and sleek style for your patio door. Bifold Sliding Patio Door Shutters Like their name implies, bifold sliding door shutters fold in on themselves and fold away from your patio door. While not as common as bypass sliding door shutters, bifold shutters usually have more shutter panels, giving you more control over light since you can adjust more individual louvers. Patio Door Shutter FAQs How do I decide if I need bypass or bifold sliding patio door shutters? It primarily hinges on the shape, size, and location of your sliding door. Your shutter installer can help you find what will work best for your space. Is there enough room around my sliding door to install shutters? In most cases, yes, you’ll have more than enough space. The reason why is that we can build a vast range of mounting and shutter frame configurations that can fit various styles of sliding patio doors. My french doors open in different directions – is that a problem for shutters? As with sliding door shutters, french door shutters are custom-made to your door’s exact specifications. Sunburst Shutters San Antonio can help build you a frame and mounting that won’t interfere with how your patio doors operate. Can shutters move away from my glass patio door to allow full glass views? They certainly can! Will my door handle be in the way of shutters? No, the Sunburst team can build shutters with custom cut-outs, which wrap around the door handle, giving you full access to it at all times. Will I need to cover my transom if I put shutters on my patio door? With how customizable shutters are, you’ll only have to cover your transom if you want to. Are shutters durable enough to handle my pets scratching at the door? There’s no window treatment that can eliminate scratch marks. But for unmatched protection, you may want to look at Polywood plantation shutters. Will patio door shutters help protect my furniture and carpet from fading? They sure will! With the unmatched light control offered by shutters comes the ultimate in UV protection. Your belongings, flooring, photos on the wall and everything else inside will be kept safe from harsh UV light. When installing patio door shutters, will you have to screw anything into the floor? Not at all – all of our patio door shutters adhere to either the door frame itself or the wall around the door, depending on the style you go with. Will bypass shutters on my patio door sway in the wind when the door isn’t shut? No worries here. Patio door shutters by Sunburst heavy, sturdy and solid enough that they won’t ever sway in the wind, even when the door is ajar. Make Your Patio Doors Beautiful Inside And Out Are you ready to treat your patio doors like the awesome home features they are? If so, Sunburst Shutters San Antonio wants to help. Get in touch with Sunburst by calling 210-876-0377 today or just use the contact form below. We’ll get in touch soon set up a free consultation.