Bifold & Bypass Shutters for San Antonio Sliding Glass Doors Plantation shutters are fantastic for sliding glass doors in San Antonio. Shutters protect your privacy, block light, 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 choice to make is what shutter configuration would best fit your sliding glass doors. The San Antonio plantation shutter experts at Sunburst offer two sliding door builds: bypass and bifold. Here we’ll take a look at both shutter configurations, and help you determine which one is right for your doors. Bypass Shutters for San Antonio Sliding Doors The more prevalent 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 a typical 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 a lot stronger 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 huge 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 San Antonio As the name suggests, 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 door. When to put in bifold sliding glass door 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 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 perfectly fits your door frame. How do I measure my sliding glass door for shutters? Measuring your sliding door for plantation shutters is straightforward. 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 to install 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 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 allows us to figure out if a bypass or a bifold configuration is best. 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 custom design templates based on your doors, we design and build your home’s sliding glass door shutters with the finishes and colors you choose. Our expert installers mount the sliding shutters on your sliding glass doors, double checking that the louvers can be tilted and that the panels are adjustable. 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! The Sunburst Shutters San Antonio 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.