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Bypass Bifold Shutters For Charlotte Sliding Glass Doors

Plantation shutters are great for sliding doors in Charlotte. Shutters improve your privacy, control lighting, won’t sway like blinds or shades, and may even outlast than the sliding door itself. If you’ve already decided on shutters for a sliding door, the only other decision to make is what kind of shutters would work best for your sliding doors.

Your Charlotte plantation shutter pros at Sunburst offer two sliding door types: bypass and bifold. Here we’ll take a look at what makes each unique, and find out which one is right for your space.

Bypass Shutters For Sliding In Charlotte

Plantation shutters on a sliding door

The more popular of the two sliding glass door shutter layouts is the bypass configuration. In this setup, two shutter panels slide on a track mounted above a sliding glass door. The panels are offset so the panels slide over each other for access to the door. Or if there’s some room next to your sliding door, the track can extend beyond the doorframe to allow the shutter panel to completely slide out from in front of the glass door.

Bypass shutters in a dining room
Keep in mind that with almost every bypass shutter configuration, there will be a panel covering one side of your sliding glass door all the time. Sliding glass door shutters in a bypass build are also somewhat stronger than bifold shutters, because there are fewer articulation points that can become damaged or break.
Bifold shutters on sliding glass doors
When to put in bypass sliding door shutters in Charlotte: When you might not have a lot of space in front of your door, or want a low maintenance but long-lasting shutter for your sliding glass door.

Bi-fold Shutters For Sliding Glass Doors In Charlotte

As the name might tell you, bifold shutters for sliding glass doors are ones that fold. Rather than two large, solid panels that slide back and forth on a rail, bifold shutters are separated into smaller panels that fold into each other, clearing the path in front of your sliding door.

Reclaimed wood bifold shutters
When to choose bifold shutters If you want to stack panels to one side of the door and you have enough space beside the door for the shutters to operate.

Sliding Door Shutter FAQs

Will I lose any functionality out of my sliding door if I put in shutters?

Not at all. We’ll ensure that your sliding doors retain their range of motion and function by building a set of shutters that seamlessly fits your door frame.

How do I measure my sliding glass door for shutters?

Measuring your sliding patio door to fit shutters isn’t hard at all. Here are 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 you have no casing).

  • The width of the door jamb.

  • The width and length of the glass panes.

But don’t fret if you don’t want to measure; your installer will be happy to measure your sliding door for you for free during your in-home consultation.

How much room do I need around a sliding glass door to put in shutters?

With new advances every day in shutter technology, we can design a custom set of shutters to fit your sliding door, regardless of how much space there is above or around it.


How Are Sliding Shutters Designed?

To begin, we measure the length and width of each segment of your glass door. We also record whether there’s room on either side of the doors. This tells us if we should use a bypass or bifold configuration. We head back to our store and order the hand-built plantation shutters to fit those configurations. Taking advantage of cutting-edge software and design templates based on the dimensions of your door, we design and manufacture the sliding glass door shutters with the colors and finishes you hand-picked.

Our skilled installers install the sliding shutters on your sliding glass doors, ensuring that the louvers can open and the panels are movable. This gives you a better view and easier cleaning.


Find Your Sliding Door Shutter Solution

If you’re still not sure what kind of shutters to get for your sliding glass door, don’t fret! We can help you find the right fit for your house when you take advantage of our free in-home shutter consultation. To set yours up, simply call 980-231-1116 or use the form below.