The Different Types of Patio Door Shutters in Charlotte

Neil Blackwelder

A glass patio door can be a very fashionable part of your home, if you take care of it. A big part of doing so is choosing a window treatment for your patio door to keep your privacy and control for light.

Far and away the best-looking and most functional window treatments for patio doors are plantation shutters. And 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.

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Shutters for Patio French Doors

Plantation shutters are great for french patio doors because they’re so adaptable. For every style of patio french door you might have, we can make a set of plantation shutters to fit them.

Is one door stationary or do both french doors open? Are the door handles towards the inside or the outside of the frame? Is it important to have a buffer so that your door doesn’t swing all the way open and hit your wall? Plantation shutters are perfect for any situation.

And that’s without mentioning their other huge benefits. Shutters give you an entire spectrum of light control, compared to curtains or shades where you only have two choices: closed or open. Shutters also outlive any other window covering, and can survive just as long as your french patio do. Shutters are also affixed directly to your patio doors, so they won’t swing open when you open go through the patio door. And with our premier faux wood Polywood® plantation shutters, you’ll get unrivaled energy efficiency, which is especially important with how much your patio doors can contribute to your home’s temperature.

Shutters for Sliding Patio Doors

Similar to Charlotte french doors, sliding glass patio doors come in a variety of configurations, and it could get somewhat difficult to find a window treatment that works in tandem with your sliding patio door. Luckily, plantation shutters are custom-built to fit your sliding patio doors without a hitch. Shutters for sliding patio doors have two different configurations: bypass or bifold.

Bypass Sliding Patio Door Shutters

With bypass sliding door shutters, one shutter panel will slide off your door and in front of the other.
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The best part of bypass patio shutters is that it doesn’t sacrifice light control when you want privacy like you would with other window treatments. You can open the shutter louvers to any angle, letting light in without opening up your home interior to anyone who passes by.

Bypass shutters usually are built with fewer shutter panels than bifold shutters, resulting in a sleeker and more modern style for your patio door.

Bifold Sliding Patio Door Shutters

As you can gather from the name, bifold sliding door shutters fold and collapse into themselves and can move away from your patio door. While not as widely seen as bypass shutters, bifold shutters have more shutter panels, giving you more effective light control since you have access to more individual louvers to adjust.

FAQs about Patio Door Shutters

How do I know if I want bypass or bifold shutters for my patio door?

It usually depends on the the space around your sliding door. Your Sunburst Shutters professionals can help you figure out what will work best for your house.

Is there enough room around my sliding door to install shutters?

In almost every single case, yes, there’s enough room. The reason why is that we can build a wide array of mounting and shutter frame builds that can fit different kinds of sliding patio doors.

My french doors open in different directions – is that a problem for shutters?

Just like with sliding door shutters, french door shutters are built to your door’s exact needs. Sunburst Shutters Charlotte is able to create a mount and frame that won’t interfere with how your patio doors operate.

Can shutters fold away from my glass patio door so I can get a full view?


Will my door handle get in the way of installing shutters?

No, the Sunburst team can build shutters with custom cut-outs, which wrap around the door handle, giving you full access to it at all times.

Do I need to cover my transom if I put shutters on my patio door?

With how adaptable shutters are, you’ll only have to worry about your transom if you want to.

Will shutters withstand pets scratching at the door?

No treatment can completely get rid of scuffs from pets. But for unrivaled strength and durability, you may want to look at Polywood plantation shutters.

Do patio door shutters help protect my furniture and carpet from fading?

Yes! With the unmatched light control offered by shutters comes the ultimate in sun protection. Your belongings, flooring, photos on the wall and more will be safeguarded from harsh UV rays.

When putting in 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 go with.

Will plantation shutters sway in the wind when the door isn’t shut?

Not a chance. Plantation shutters on a sliding patio door are heavy enough, sturdy enough, and constructed solidly enough that they won’t ever sway in the wind, even if your door is wide open.

Time to Make Your Patio Doors Shine Brighter

Are you ready to let your patio doors reach their full fashion potential? If so, Sunburst Shutters Charlotte wants to help. Get in touch with one of our window treatment pros by calling 980-231-1116 today or just use the contact form below. We’ll be in touch to set up a in-home consultation.