A glass patio door could be a super stylish part of your home, if you treat it right. A large part of that is choosing a window treatment for your patio door to preserve your privacy and adjust the lighting in your home.
Far and away the best-looking and most functional window treatments for patio doors are plantation shutters. And regardless of whether your patio door is a french door or sliding glass door, we can help you find a style of plantation shutter perfectly suited to your patio door.
French Door Patio Shutters
Plantation shutters are versatile, which makes them ideal for french doors that open up to your patio. For every type of patio french door you might have, we can make a set of plantation shutters for you.
Is one door stationary or do both french doors open? Are the handles located near the interior or the exterior of the doorframe? Is it important to have a buffer so that your door doesn’t swing too far open and hit the wall? Plantation shutters are the solution for any situation.
Don’t forget their other notable benefits. Shutters give you complete light control, unlike drapes or blinds that only give you: shut or open. Shutters also outlast any other window treatment, and will survive as long as your french patio do. Shutters are also permanently attached to your french doors, so they won’t sway wildly when you open your doors. And with Sunburst’s premier faux wood Polywood® plantation shutters, you’ll get unmatched energy efficiency, which is particularly important with how much heat can pass through the big french door windows.
Sliding Patio Door Shutters
Similar to St. George french doors, sliding glass patio doors come in a variety of configurations, and it might get super tricky to find a window treatment that works in tandem with your sliding patio door. Luckily, interior shutters are custom-built to fit the exact mechanism of your sliding patio doors. Sliding door shutters can be built in two different ways: bypass or bifold.
Bypass Sliding Patio Door Shutters
With bypass sliding door shutters, one shutter panel will slide away from your door and in front of the other.
The best part of bypass patio shutters is that it doesn’t sacrifice control over your lighting when you want privacy like you would with other window treatments. You can adjust the shutter louvers to a certain angle, letting light in without exposing your interior to the outside world.
Bypass shutters for the most part are made with fewer shutter panels than bifold shutters, giving you a sleeker and more modern look to your patio door.
Bifold Sliding Patio Door Shutters
Like their name implies, bifold sliding door shutters fold and collapse into themselves and can move away from your sliding door. While not as widely seen as bypass shutters, bifold shutters usually have more shutter panels, giving you more discriminating light control since you can adjust more individual louvers.
FAQs about Patio Door Shutters
How do I decide if I want bypass or bifold sliding patio door shutters?
It primarily hinges on the the space around your sliding door. Your Sunburst pro can help you find what will work best for your home.
Is there enough room around my sliding door to install shutters?
In just about any case, yes, you’ll have more than enough room. The reason why is that there are a wide array of frame and mount builds that can fit various kinds of sliding patio doors.
My french doors open in opposite directions – is that an issue for shutters?
Just like with sliding door shutters, french door shutters are custom built to your door’s exact specifications. Sunburst Shutters St. George is able to create a mount and frame that will let your patio doors open fully.
Can shutters move away from my glass patio door so I can get a full view?
Will my door handle be in the way of shutters?
No, the Sunburst team can build shutters with cut-outs which make room for your door handle.
If I install shutters on my patio door, do 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.
Are shutters durable enough to survive pets scratching at the door?
There’s no window treatment that can eliminate scratch marks. But for unrivaled strength and durability, you may want to look at Polywood plantation shutters.
Will 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 UV protection. Your furniture, carpet, art on the wall on the wall and everything else inside will be kept safe from harsh light.
When installing patio door shutters, will you have to screw anything into the floor?
No way – 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 get.
Will bypass shutters on my patio door swing in the wind if my door is open?
No worries here. Plantation shutters on a sliding patio door are heavy enough, sturdy enough, and constructed solidly enough that there’s never any wavering or swaying in the wind, even if your 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 St. George wants to help. Get in touch with Sunburst by calling 435-485-9332 today or just use the contact form below. We’ll be in touch to schedule your in-home consultation.