Bypass & Bifold Shutters for St. George Sliding Glass Doors Sliding doors in St. George are the perfect partner for plantation shutters. Shutters protect your privacy, maintain your view, won’t sway like blinds or drapes, and may even outlast than the sliding door itself. If you’ve already decided on shutters for a sliding door, the next decision to make is what kind of shutters would work best for your sliding doors. Your St. George plantation shutter pros at Sunburst offer two sliding door configurations: bypass and bifold. We’ll compare the two, and find out which one is right for you. Bypass Shutters for St. George Sliding Doors The more popular of the two sliding glass door shutter options is bypass shutters. For bypass shutters, two or more shutter panels slide on a track mounted above the door. The panels 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 extend beyond the doorframe to let the shutter completely slide out from in front of the glass door. Remember that with almost every set of bypass shutters, you’ll have a shutter panel over one side of your sliding door all the time. Bypass shutters for sliding doors are also a lot stronger than bifold builds, because there are fewer articulation points that can get damaged or break. When to put in bypass sliding door shutters in St. George: When you might not have a huge amount of space in front of your door, or want an easy to use but long-lasting shutter on your sliding glass door. Bifold Shutters for Sliding Doors in St. George As the name implies, a bifold configuration for sliding door shutters allow the shutters to fold. Rather than two big, solid shutter panels that slide on a track, sliding door shutters in a bifold build are built with smaller panels that fold into each other, clearing the path in front of your sliding glass door. When to put in bifold sliding door shutters: If you want to be able to move your shutters completely to one side of the door and you have adequate space to the sides of the door for the shutters to collapse. Sliding Door Shutter FAQs Will I lose any functionality out of my sliding glass door if I put in shutters? Not at all. We’ll ensure that your sliding doors retain their functionality and full range of motion by designing a set of shutters that seamlessly fits your specific sliding door. How do I measure my sliding glass door for shutters? Measuring your sliding patio door for plantation shutters is straightforward. Below are the measurements you’ll need to take: The height from the floor to the top of the door casing (or top of the jamb if you have no casing). The width of the jamb of the door. The length and width of the sliding glass panes. But you don’t have to measure yourself; your installer can easily measure your sliding door for you at no charge during your in-home consultation. How much extra space do I need around my sliding 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 how much space there is above or around it. How Do We Design Sliding Shutters? To begin, we measure the length and width of each section of your glass door. Next, we note if there’s room next to the doors. This tells us if we should use a bypass or bifold configuration. Next, we head back to our shop and order the hand-built plantation shutters that fit your doors and configuration. Using a combination of cutting-edge technology and customized design templates based on your doors, we design and build your sliding glass door shutters ,adding the colors and finishes of your choosing. Our skilled installers install the sliding shutters on your sliding glass doors, ensuring the louvers on the shutters can be tilted and the panels are movable. This gives you a wonderful view and easier cleaning. Find A Solution For Your Sliding Glass Door If you’re still not sure what window covering to get for your sliding glass door, don’t worry! We can help you find the right fit for your house during our free in-home shutter consultation. To schedule yours, simply call 435-485-9332 or use the form below.