Bypass & Bifold Shutters For Gainesville Sliding Glass Doors

Sliding glass doors in Gainesville are the perfect partner for interior shutters. Shutters help maximize your privacy, control lighting, won’t sway like blinds or panel tracks, and may even last longer than the sliding door itself. If you’ve already decided on sliding door shutters, the next decision to make is what kind of shutters would look best with the sliding glass doors in your space.

Your Gainesville plantation shutter experts at Sunburst offer two sliding door types: bypass and bifold. We’ll take a look at what makes each unique, and find out which one is right for your sliding doors.
 
 
 

Bypass Shutters For Gainesville Sliding Doors

Plantation shutters on a sliding door

The more prevalent of the two sliding glass door shutter options is the bypass configuration. In this setup, two or more shutter panels slide on a track mounted above a sliding glass door. The shutters are offset so one panel slides in front of the other for access to the door. Or if the sliding door has room to the side, the track can reach beyond the door to allow the shutter panel to completely slide away from the door.

Bypass shutters in a dining room
 
Remember that with a usual bypass sliding door shutter, you’ll have a panel covering one pane of your sliding door at all times. Sliding glass door shutters in a bypass build are also a lot stronger than bifold builds, because there are fewer moving parts that can become damaged or break.
 
Bifold shutters on sliding glass doors
 
When to put in bypass sliding door shutters in Gainesville: When you might not have a lot of space in front of your door, or want a low maintenance but durable shutter on your sliding glass door.
 
 

Bi-fold Shutters For Sliding Doors In Gainesville

As the name might tell you, bifold shutters for sliding glass doors are ones that fold. Instead of two large, solid frames that slide side to side on a rail, sliding door shutters in a bifold build are separated into smaller panels that fold into each other, clearing the view in front of your sliding glass door.

Reclaimed wood bifold shutters
 
When to put in bifold shutters When you want to stack panels off to the side of the door and you have adequate space beside 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 install shutters?

Yes! We’ll ensure that your sliding doors keep their functionality and full range of motion by designing a set of shutters that seamlessly fits your specific sliding door.

How do I measure for sliding door shutters?

Measuring your sliding glass door to fit shutters is fairly easy. Here are the measurements you’ll want to get:

  • 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 width and length of the glass panes.

But don’t worry too much about getting those measurements; your installer can easily measure your sliding door for you free of charge during an in-home consultation.

How much room do I need around a sliding glass door to install shutters?

With the amount of customization we have over our different shutter builds, we’re able to build you a set of shutters to match your sliding glass door, no matter the amount of space there is above or around it.

 

How Are Sliding Shutters Designed?

We start by measuring the length and width of each section of your glass door. We also mark how much space there is next to the doors. This allows us to figure out whether a bypass or bifold configuration should be used. Next, we go back to our store and order the hand-built plantation shutters to use on your doors. Using a combination of cutting-edge computer software and custom design templates based on your doors, we design and manufacture your sliding glass door shutters ,integrating the finishes and colors you choose.

Our skilled installers put up the sliding shutters on your sliding glass doors, double checking the louvers can be tilted and also that the panels are mobile. This offers you a wonderful view and shutters that are easy to clean.

 

Find A Solution For Your Sliding Glass Door

If you’re unsure what kind of shutters might be best for your sliding glass door, don’t worry! The Sunburst Shutters Gainesville team can help you find the right fit for your home during our free in-home shutter consultation. To set yours up, just call 813-602-5966 or use the form below.
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