A glass patio door can be a super stylish 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.
By far 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 fantastic for french patio doors because they’re so adaptable. For every kind of patio french door you might 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 your door doesn’t swing all the way open and hit your wall? Plantation shutters are perfect for any situation.
Don’t forget their other vast benefits. Plantation 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 every 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 don’t sway wildly when you open or close go through the patio door. And with our patented faux wood Polywood® plantation shutters, you get unmatched 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
Just like San Antonio french doors, sliding patio doors come in different styles, and it can be a little difficult 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 have two different configurations: bypass or bifold.
Bypass Sliding Patio Door Shutters
With bypass shutters for a sliding patio door, one panel slides on a track to open a path for your 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, without letting the outside world get an open view of the inside of your home.
Bypass shutters typically are built with fewer shutter panels than bifold shutters, resulting in a a cleaner and more modern style for your patio door.
Bifold Sliding Patio Door Shutters
As the name suggests, 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 figure out if I need bypass or bifold sliding patio door shutters?
It usually hinges on the shape, size, and location of your sliding door. Your Sunburst Shutters professionals 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, there’s more than enough space. The reason why is that we can build a wide array of mounting and shutter frame configurations that can fit various kinds 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 will let your patio doors open fully.
Can shutters stack away from my glass patio door so I can get a full view?
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 worry about 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 completely get rid of 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?
Yes! With the total 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 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 plantation shutters 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 completely open.
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 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.