Bypass & Bifold Shutters for Gainesville Sliding Glass Doors Sliding glass doors in Gainesville are the perfect partner for plantation shutters. Shutters improve 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 builds: bypass and bifold. We’ll take a look at what makes each unique, and find out which one is right for your space. Bypass Shutters for Gainesville Sliding Glass Doors The more popular 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. Remember that with a usual bypass sliding door shutter, you’ll have a panel covering one side of your sliding door at all times. Sliding glass door shutters in a bypass build are also a lot more resilient than bifold builds, as there are fewer moving parts that can become damaged or break. When to put in bypass sliding glass 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. Bifold 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 panels that slide on a rail, 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 put in bifold sliding glass door 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 fold. 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 retain their functionality and full range of motion by designing a set of shutters that perfectly fits your specific sliding door. How do I measure for sliding door shutters? Measuring your sliding glass door to fit shutters is straightforward. These are typically 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 Do We Design Sliding Shutters? We start by measuring the length and width of each section of your glass door. Then we record 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 return to our store and order the hand-built plantation shutters to use on your doors. Taking advantage of cutting-edge software and customized 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 opened and also that the panels are mobile. This offers you a better view and easier cleaning. Find A Solution For Your Sliding Glass Door If you’re unsure what window treatment you need for your sliding glass door, don’t worry! We 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.