Bifold & Bypass Shutters for Phoenix Sliding Glass Doors Plantation shutters are great for sliding doors in Phoenix. 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 best fit your sliding glass doors. The Phoenix plantation shutter pros at Sunburst offer two sliding door configurations: bypass and bifold. Let’s take a look at what makes each unique, and help you determine which one is right for your sliding doors. Bypass Shutters for Sliding Doors in Phoenix The more popular of the two sliding glass door shutter options is bypass shutters. For bypass shutters, two or more shutter panels slide on a track mounted above the 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 away from the door. Remember that with almost every 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 stronger 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 huge amount of space in front of the door, or want an easy to use but long-lasting shutter on your sliding glass door. Bifold 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 panels that slide on a rail, bifold shutters are built with smaller panels that fold into each other, clearing the view in front of your sliding door. When to choose bifold sliding door 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 straightforward. These are typically 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 interior jamb. 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 allows us to figure out if we should use a bypass or bifold configuration. We head back to our store and order the hand-crafted plantation shutters to use on your doors. Taking advantage of cutting-edge software and custom design templates based on the dimensions of your door, we design and build the sliding glass door shutters with the colors and finishes of your choosing. Our professional installers put up the sliding shutters on your sliding glass doors, ensuring the louvers on the shutters can be tilted and also that the panels are adjustable. This gives you an open view and easier cleaning. Find Your Sliding Door Shutter Solution If you’re not decided on what window covering to get for your sliding glass door, that’s okay! Our team 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.