Sliding glass doors in Phoenix are best served by interior shutters. Shutters protect your privacy, control lighting, won’t sway like vertical blinds or drapes, and can even outlast than the sliding door itself. If you’ve already decided on sliding door shutters, the only other thing to decide is what kind of shutters would work best for your sliding doors.
The Phoenix plantation shutter pros at Sunburst offer two sliding door configurations: bypass and bifold. Here we’ll take a look at what makes each unique, and help you determine which one is right for your space.
Bypass Shutters For Glass Doors In Phoenix
The more prevalent of the two sliding glass door shutter options is bypass shutters. For bypass shutters, multiple shutter panels slide on a track mounted above your sliding door. The shutter panels are offset so one-panel slides in front of the other for easy operation of the door. Or if the sliding door has room to the side, the track can extend beyond the door to let the shutter completely slide to the side.
Keep in mind that with a typical bypass shutter configuration, you’ll have a shutter panel covering one pane of your sliding glass door all the time. Sliding glass door shutters in a bypass build are also somewhat more resilient than bifold shutters, as there are fewer articulation points that can become damaged or break.
When to put in bypass sliding door shutters in Phoenix: When you might not have a large amount of space in front of the door, or want an easy to use but long-lasting shutter on your sliding glass door.
Bi-fold Shutters For Sliding Glass Doors In Phoenix
As the name implies, bifold shutters for sliding glass doors are ones that fold. Instead of two big, solid frames that slide on a rail, bifold shutters are built with smaller panels that fold into each other, clearing the path in front of your sliding door.
When to choose bifold shutters If you want to be able to move your shutters completely to one side of the door and you have enough space on either side of the door for the shutters to collapse.
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 ensure that your sliding doors keep their functionality and full range of motion by building a shutter and frame combo that exactly fits your door frame.
How do I measure for sliding door shutters?
Measuring your sliding door for plantation shutters is fairly easy. Here 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 there’s no casing).
The width of the jamb of the door.
The height and width of the sliding glass panes.
But don’t worry too much about getting those measurements; your installer will be happy to measure your sliding door for you at no charge during an in-home consultation.
How much extra space do I need around my sliding door to put in shutters?
With new advances every day in shutter technology, we can design a set of shutters to match your sliding door, no matter how much space you have above or around it.
How Are Sliding Shutters Designed?
We begin by measuring the width and length of each portion of your glass door. Next, we record if there’s room next to the doors. This helps us figure out if we should use a bypass or bifold configuration. Then, we head back to our office and order the hand-crafted plantation shutters to use on your doors. 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 ,adding the colors and finishes of your choosing.
Our professional installers put up the sliding shutters on your sliding glass doors, double checking the louvers on the shutters can be opened and also that the panels are movable. This provides you with an open view and easier cleaning.
Find Your Sliding Door Shutter Solution
If you’re still not sure what window covering to get for your sliding glass door, that’s okay! We can help you find the right fit for your home during our free in-home shutter consultation. To set yours up, just call 480-485-7743
or use the form below.