Bifold & Bypass Shutters For San Diego Sliding Glass Doors

Indoor shutters are fantastic for sliding doors in San Diego. Shutters protect your privacy, control lighting, don’t sway like vertical blinds or shades, and will probably last longer than the sliding door itself. If you’ve already decided on sliding door shutters, the next decision to make is what shutter configuration would work best for your sliding doors.

Your San Diego plantation shutter pros at Sunburst offer two sliding door types: bypass and bifold. Here we’ll dive into the differences between them, and settle on which one is right for your space.
 
 
 

Bypass Shutters For San Diego Sliding Glass Doors

Plantation shutters on a sliding door

The more common of the two sliding glass door shutter options is the bypass configuration. In this setup, two or more 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 past the doorframe to allow the shutter panel to completely slide away from the door.

Bypass shutters in a dining room
 
Bear in mind that with a usual bypass shutter configuration, there will be a shutter panel over one side of your sliding door at all times. Bypass sliding door shutters are also somewhat more resilient than bifold builds, since there are fewer articulation points that can become damaged or break.
 
Bifold shutters on sliding glass doors
 
When to put in bypass sliding door shutters in San Diego: When you don’t have a huge amount of space in front of your door, or want a low maintenance but durable shutter on your sliding door.
 
 

Bi-fold Shutters For Sliding Doors In San Diego

As the name might tell you, bifold shutters for sliding glass doors are ones that fold. Instead of two large, solid frames that slide on a track, bifold shutters are built with smaller panels that fold into each other, clearing the path in front of your sliding door.

Reclaimed wood bifold shutters
 
When to choose bifold shutters If you want to be able to move your shutters completely off to the side of the door and you have adequate space beside the door for the shutters to collapse.
 
 

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 keep their functionality and full range of motion by building a shutter and frame combo that seamlessly fits your specific sliding door.

How do I measure for sliding door shutters?

Measuring your sliding door for plantation shutters is pretty simple. Below are the measurements you’ll want to get:

  • The height from the top of the door casing to the floor.

  • The width of the jamb of the door.

  • The length and width of the sliding glass panes.

But don’t feel like you have to measure it all on your own; your installer can easily measure your sliding door for you for free during an in-home consultation.

How much room 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 design a set of shutters to match your sliding glass door, regardless of the amount of space you have above or around it.

 

How Are Sliding Shutters Built?

We begin by measuring the dimensions of each portion of your glass door. Next, we mark how much space there is next to the doors. This allows us to figure out if a bypass or a bifold configuration is best. Next, we go back to our office and order the hand-fashioned plantation shutters to fit those configurations. Using a combination of cutting-edge computer software and custom design templates based on your door’s measurements, we design and construct the sliding glass door shutters with the finishes and colors of your choosing.

Our skilled installers put up the sliding shutters on your sliding glass doors, double checking the louvers on the shutters can open and the panels are movable. This gives you a wonderful view and easier cleaning.

 

Find Your Sliding Door Shutter Solution

If you’re not decided on what window covering you need for your sliding glass door, that’s okay! Our team can help you find the right fit for your space during our free in-home shutter consultation. To schedule yours, simply call 760-405-8887 or fill out our form below.
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