Your patio door can be one of the most fashionable and interesting windows in your home, if you take care of it. A large part of that is deciding on a window treatment for your patio door to preserve your privacy and adjust the lighting in your home.
Far and away the most attractive and effective patio door window treatments are plantation shutters. And regardless of whether your patio door is a french door or sliding glass door, you can find a shutter style to complement your setup.
French Door Patio Shutters
Plantation shutters are a perfect pairing for french doors that open up to your patio because they’re so versatile. For every type of patio french door you have, Sunburst can make a set of plantation shutters to fit them.
Is one door stationary or do both french doors open? Are the handles located towards the inside or the outside of the frame? Do you want a buffer so that your door doesn’t swing open too far and hit the wall? Interior shutters are the answer for any situation.
Don’t forget their other vast benefits. Shutters offer more control over lighting than any other window treatment, compared to curtains or blinds where you only have two choices: closed or open. Shutters will also outlast every other window treatment, and will last as long as your french patio do. Shutters are also permanently attached to your french doors, so they won’t swing open when you open your doors. And with Sunburst’s premier faux wood Polywood® plantation shutters, you can get best in class energy efficiency, and that’s particularly important with how much heat can come and go through those large french door windows.
Sliding Patio Door Shutters
Just like Gainesville french doors, sliding glass patio doors can have a lot of variation, and it can be somewhat tricky to find a window treatment that works in tandem with your sliding patio door. Luckily, interior shutters are custom-built to fit your sliding patio doors no matter how they open. Shutters for sliding patio doors will fall under one of two types: bypass or bifold.
Bypass Sliding Patio Door Shutters
A bypass sliding door shutter has one shutter panel that slides horizontally to one side in front of or behind another panel, much like the sliding door itself.
One of the biggest benefits of bypass patio shutters is that you don’t have to sacrifice light control when you want privacy like you might with other window coverings. You can open the shutter louvers to any angle, allowing light to come in without leaving your home interior completely visible from the outside.
Bypass shutters for the most part are built with fewer shutter panels than bifold shutters, giving you a more modern and sleek look to your patio door.
Bifold Sliding Patio Door Shutters
Like their name implies, bifold sliding door shutters fold in on themselves and fold away from your sliding door. While a little more rare than, bifold shutters usually have more shutter panels, giving you more effective light control since you have access to more individual louvers to adjust.
FAQs about Patio Door Shutters
How do I know if I should get bypass or bifold shutters for my patio door?
It mainly hinges on the the space around your sliding glass door. Your Sunburst Shutters professionals can help you figure out which is best for your house.
Is there enough room around my sliding door to install shutters?
In just about any case, yes, there’s enough room. That’s because there are a number of mounting and shutter frame options that can fit different styles of sliding patio doors.
My french doors open in opposite directions – will that work with shutters?
As with sliding door shutters, french door shutters are made to your exact needs. Sunburst Shutters Gainesville is able to create a frame and mounting that will let your patio doors open fully.
Can shutters fold away from my glass patio door so I can get a full view?
Will my door handle be in the way of 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, will I also have to cover my transom window?
With how adaptable shutters are, you’ll only have to worry about your transom if you want to.
Will shutters handle my pets scratching at the door?
No treatment can completely get rid of scuffs from pets. But for the best overall performance and durability, your best bet is Polywood plantation shutters.
Will shutters on my patio door help protect my flooring and furniture from fading?
Absolutely! With the unrivaled light control offered by shutters comes the ultimate in UV protection. Your belongings, flooring, photos on the wall and everything else inside will be kept safe from harsh UV light.
When putting in patio door shutters, is anything screwed into the floor?
No – no matter what style of patio door shutters you choose, they adhere to either the door frame itself or the wall around the door, depending on the style you go with.
Will patio door shutters swing in the wind if my door is open?
No worries here. Plantation shutters on a sliding patio door are heavy, sturdy and solid enough that there’s never any wavering or swaying in the breeze, even if the door is completely open.
Time to Make Your Patio Doors Shine Brighter
Are you ready to let your patio doors reach their full fashion potential? If so, Sunburst Shutters Gainesville can help. Get in touch with one of our window treatment pros by calling 813-602-5966 today or just use the contact form below. We’ll get in touch soon schedule your free consultation.