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Bypass Bifold Shutters For St. George Sliding Glass Doors

Sliding doors in St. George are the perfect partner for interior shutters. Shutters protect your privacy, block light, 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 choice to make is what kind of shutters would best fit your sliding glass doors.

Your St. George plantation shutter pros at Sunburst offer two sliding door configurations: bypass and bifold. We’ll compare the two, and help you determine which one is right for you.

Bypass Shutters For Glass Doors In St. George

Plantation shutters on a sliding door

The more prevalent of the two sliding glass door shutter options is bypass shutters. For bypass shutters, multiple shutter panels slide on a track mounted above the door. The shutters are offset so one-panel slides in front of the other for access to the door. Or if you have room to the side of your sliding door, the track can extend beyond the doorframe to let the shutter completely slide out from in front of the glass door.

Bypass shutters in a dining room
Keep in mind 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 sliding door shutters are also a lot more resilient than bifold builds, since there are fewer articulation points that can get damaged or break.
Bifold shutters on sliding glass doors
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.

Bi-fold 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 view in front of your sliding door.

Reclaimed wood bifold shutters
When to put in bifold 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 fold.

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 fairly easy. Below are the measurements you’ll need to take:

  • The height from the top of the door casing to the floor.

  • The width of the interior jamb.

  • The width and length 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 dimensions 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. Taking advantage of cutting-edge technology and customized design templates based on your door’s measurements, we design and construct your sliding glass door shutters with the colors and finishes of your choosing.

Our expert installers mount the sliding shutters on your sliding glass doors, ensuring the louvers on the shutters can be tilted and that the panels are adjustable. 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! Our team 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.