Bifold & Bypass Shutters for San Diego Sliding Glass Doors

Indoor shutters are great for sliding doors in San Diego. Shutters protect your privacy, control lighting, don’t sway like vertical blinds or curtains, and will probably last longer than the sliding door itself. If you’ve already decided on sliding door shutters, the next choice 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 sliding doors.

Bypass Shutters for Sliding Glass Doors in San Diego

Sliding Glass Door Shutter In San Diego

The more common of the two sliding glass door shutter options is the bypass configuration. In this setup, multiple 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.

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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 stronger than bifold builds, since there are fewer articulation points that can become damaged or break.
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When to put in bypass sliding glass 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.

Bifold 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 side to side on a track, bifold shutters are built with smaller panels that fold into each other, clearing the path in front of your sliding glass door.

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When to choose bifold sliding glass door 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 perfectly 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 floor to the top of the door casing (or top of the jamb if there’s no casing).

  • 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 free of charge during an in-home consultation.

How much room do I need around a sliding glass door for 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 length and width of each portion of your glass door. Next, we mark how much space there is next to the doors. This helps us figure out whether a bypass or bifold configuration should be used. Next, we go back to our office and order the hand-fashioned plantation shutters that fit your doors and configuration. Using a combination of state-of-the-art computer software and customized design templates based on your doors, we design and build the sliding glass door shutters with the finishes and colors of your choosing.

Our expert installers put up the sliding shutters on your sliding glass doors, ensuring that the louvers can open and that the panels are movable. This provides you with a better view and easier cleaning.

Find Your Sliding Door Shutter Solution

If you’re not decided on what window covering might be best for your sliding glass door, that’s okay! The Sunburst Shutters San Diego 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.