Plantation shutters are fantastic for sliding glass doors in San Antonio. Shutters protect your privacy, maintain your view, won’t sway like vertical blinds or panel tracks, and will probably last longer than the sliding door itself. If you’ve already decided on sliding door shutters, the only other decision to make is what shutter configuration would work best for your sliding doors.
The San Antonio plantation shutter experts at Sunburst offer two sliding door builds: bypass and bifold. Let’s take a look at both shutter configurations, and help you determine which one is right for your doors.
Bypass Shutters For Sliding In San Antonio
The more popular of the two sliding glass door shutter builds is the bypass configuration. In this setup, two shutter panels slide on a track mounted above the door. The shutters are offset so the panels slide over each other for access to the door. Or if there’s some room next to your sliding door, the track can reach beyond the doorframe to let the shutter completely slide to the side.
Remember that with almost every bypass shutter configuration, you’ll have a shutter panel covering one side of your sliding glass door at all times. Sliding glass door shutters in a bypass build are also much more resilient than bifold shutters, because there are fewer articulation points that can get damaged or wear out.
When to choose bypass sliding door shutters in San Antonio: When you don’t 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 San Antonio
As the name might tell you, bifold shutters for sliding glass doors are ones that fold. Rather than two large, solid shutter panels that slide side to side on a rail, sliding door shutters in a bifold build are built with smaller panels that fold inward, clearing the path in front of your sliding glass door.
When to put in bifold shutters When you want to be able to move your shutters completely to one side of the door and you have enough space beside the door for the shutters to operate.
Sliding Glass Door Shutter FAQs
Will I still be able to open and close my sliding glass door if I put in shutters?
Yes! We’ll make sure your sliding doors keep their functionality and full range of motion by designing a set of shutters that seamlessly fits your door frame.
How do I measure my sliding glass door for shutters?
Measuring your sliding door for plantation shutters is fairly easy. Below are the measurements you’ll need to take:
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 jamb of the door.
The width and length of the sliding glass panes.
But don’t feel like you have to measure it all on your own; your installation team 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 the amount of customization we have over our different shutter builds, we can build you a set of shutters to fit your sliding door, regardless of how much space there is above or around it.
How Do We Design Sliding Shutters?
We start by measuring the dimensions of each section of your glass door. Next, we note if there’s room next to the doors. This helps us figure out whether a bypass or bifold configuration should be used. Next, we head back to our shop and order the hand-fashioned plantation shutters to use on your doors. Using a combination of state-of-the-art technology and customized design templates based on your doors, we design and build your sliding glass door shutters with the finishes and colors you choose.
Our skilled installers install the sliding shutters on your sliding glass doors, double checking the louvers on the shutters can be opened and the panels are movable. This offers you an open view and easier cleaning.
Find A Solution For Your Sliding Glass Door
If you’re unsure what kind of shutters to get for your sliding glass door, don’t worry! Our team can help you find the right fit for your space during our free in-home shutter consultation. To schedule yours, simply call 210-876-0377
or use the form below.