The Different Styles of Patio Door Shutters in Dallas

Collins Jones

A glass patio door can be a very fashionable part of your home, if you take care of it. A large part of that is deciding on how to cover the patio door to preserve your privacy and adjust the lighting in your home.

Far and away the best-looking and most effective window treatments for patio doors are plantation shutters. And regardless of whether your patio door is a french door or sliding glass door, there’s a shutter style to complement your setup.

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French Door Patio Shutters

Plantation shutters are fantastic for french doors that open up to your patio because they’re so multi-faceted. For every style of french patio door you have, Sunburst can build a set of plantation shutters to fit them.

Does just one door open, or both french doors? Are the door handles near the inside or the outside of the doorframe? Is it important to have a buffer so your door doesn’t swing too far open and hit the wall? Interior shutters are the answer for any situation.

And that’s without mentioning their other numerous benefits. Plantation shutters offer an entire spectrum of light control, unlike drapes or shades that only give you: open or shut. Shutters also outlast any other window covering, and can survive just as long as your patio doors do. Shutters are also affixed directly to your patio doors, so they won’t swing open when you open or close the door. And with Sunburst’s premier faux wood Polywood® plantation shutters, you can get best in class energy efficiency, and that’s especially important with how much heat can come and go through those tall glass panes.

Sliding Patio Door Shutters

Similar to Dallas french doors, sliding patio doors come in a variety of configurations, and it could be somewhat hard to find a window treatment that works in tandem with your sliding patio door. Luckily, plantation shutters are custom-made to fit exactly how your sliding patio doors work. Sliding door shutters will fall under one of two types: bypass or bifold.

Bypass Sliding Patio Door Shutters

With bypass shutters for a sliding patio door, one panel slides on a track to open a path for your door.
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One of the biggest benefits of bypass shutters for a patio door is that you don’t have to sacrifice light control to get privacy or vice versa like you might with other window treatments. You can adjust the shutter louvers to a certain angle, letting light in without letting the outside world get an open view of the inside of your home.

Bypass shutters for the most part are built with fewer shutter panels than bifold shutters, giving you a a modern and clean style for your patio door.

Bifold Sliding Patio Door Shutters

As you can gather from the name, bifold sliding door shutters fold and collapse into themselves and can move away from your patio door. While a little more uncommon compared to bypass shutters, bifold shutters have more shutter panels, giving you more effective light control since you have access to more individual louvers to adjust.

Frequently Asked Questions about Patio Door Shutters

How do I decide if I should get bypass or bifold shutters for my patio door?

It mainly depends on the the space around your sliding glass patio door. Your shutter installer can help you determine which is best for your space.

Do I have enough room on my sliding door to install shutters?

In most cases, yes, there will be enough room. The reason why is that we can build a vast range of frame and mount configurations that can fit different kinds of sliding patio doors.

My french doors open in different directions – will that work with shutters?

As with sliding door shutters, french door shutters are custom-made to your exact specifications. Sunburst Shutters Dallas is able to create a mount and frame that won’t interfere with how your patio doors operate.

Can shutters move away from my glass patio door so I can get a full view?


Will my door handle get in the way of installing shutters?

No, our expert team is able to build shutters with cut-outs which make room for your door handle.

If I get shutters on my patio door, do I also need to cover my transom window?

Only if you want to cover the transom. One of the best things about shutters is how adaptable they are.

Are shutters durable enough to survive pets scratching at the door?

There’s no window treatment that can eliminate scratch marks. However, for unrivaled strength and durability, we recommend our Polywood plantation shutters.

Do shutters on my patio door help protect my flooring and furniture from fading?

They sure will! With the total light control offered by shutters comes the ultimate in sun protection. Your furniture, floors, photos on the wall and more will be protected from harsh sunlight.

When putting in patio door shutters, will you have to screw anything into my floor?

Not at all – all of our patio door shutters adhere to either the wall around the door or the door frame itself, depending on the style you go with.

Will patio door shutters sway in the wind when the door isn’t shut?

No worries here. Patio door shutters by Sunburst heavy, sturdy and solid enough that they won’t ever sway in the breeze, even when the door is completely open.

Get Your Patio Doors Looking Beautiful

Are you ready to let your patio doors reach their full fashion potential? If so, Sunburst Shutters Dallas can help. Get in touch with one of our window treatment pros by calling 214-301-5066 today or by filling out our online contact form below. We’ll get in touch soon schedule your free consultation.