Sliding glass doors in Dallas are best served by interior shutters. Shutters improve your privacy, block light, won’t sway like blinds or curtains, 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 best fit your sliding glass doors.
Your Dallas plantation shutter experts at Sunburst offer two sliding door builds: bypass and bifold. Let’s take a look at what makes each unique, and settle on which one is right for your sliding doors.
Bypass Shutters For Glass Doors In Dallas
The more common of the two sliding door shutter layouts is bypass shutters. In this setup, two or more shutter panels slide on a track mounted above a sliding glass door. The panels are offset so the panels slide over each other for access to the door. Or if you have room to the side of your sliding door, the track can reach past the door to allow the shutter panel to completely slide away from the door.
Bear in mind that with almost every bypass sliding door shutter, there will be a shutter panel over one side of your sliding door all the time. Bypass sliding door shutters are also somewhat stronger than bifold shutters, because there are fewer moving parts that can become damaged or break.
When to choose bypass sliding door shutters in Dallas: When you may not have a large amount of space in front of the door, or want a low maintenance but durable shutter for your sliding glass door.
Bi-fold Shutters For Sliding Glass Doors In Dallas
As the name might tell you, bifold shutters for sliding glass doors are ones that fold. Instead of two big, solid frames that slide on a track, sliding door shutters in a bifold build are separated into 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 stack panels to one side of the door and you have enough space to the sides of the door for the shutters to collapse.
Sliding Glass Door Shutter FAQs
Will I still be able to open and close my sliding glass door if I install shutters?
Yes! We’ll ensure that your sliding doors retain their range of motion and function 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 glass door for plantation shutters is pretty simple. These are typically 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 height and width of the sliding glass panes.
But don’t worry too much about getting those measurements; your installation team can easily measure your sliding door for you for free during an in-home consultation.
How much extra space do I need around my sliding door to put in shutters?
With new configurations in our sliding door shutters and frames, we can build you a custom set of shutters to match your sliding glass door, no matter how much space there is above or around it.
How Are Sliding Shutters Built?
We begin by measuring the width and length of each section of your glass door. We also note 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 store and order the hand-fashioned plantation shutters to fit those configurations. Utilizing our cutting-edge technology and customized design templates based on the dimensions of your door, we design and manufacture your home’s sliding glass door shutters with the colors and finishes you hand-picked.
Our skilled installers put up the sliding shutters on your sliding glass doors, ensuring that the louvers can be opened and also that the panels are adjustable. This provides you with a wonderful view and shutters that are easy to clean.
Find Your Sliding Door Shutter Solution
If you’re unsure what window treatment to get for your sliding glass door, that’s okay! Our team can help you find the right fit for your house when you take advantage of our free in-home shutter consultation. To set yours up, simply call 214-301-5066
or fill out our form below.