Your patio door could be one of the most fashionable and interesting windows in your home, if you take care of it. A large part of that is choosing a window treatment for your patio door to preserve your privacy and control for light.
By far the most fashionable and effective patio door window treatments are plantation shutters. And regardless of whether your patio door is a french door or sliding glass door, there’s a style of plantation shutter to accentuate your setup.
Shutters for Patio French Doors
Plantation shutters are adaptable, making them a perfect pairing for french doors that open up to your patio. For any style of patio french door you might have, Sunburst can build a set of plantation shutters to fit them.
Does just one door open, or both french doors? Are the door handles towards the inside or the outside of the doorframe? Do you want a buffer so the doors don’t swing open too far and hit a wall? Custom shutters are the answer for any situation.
And that’s without mentioning their other notable benefits. Interior shutters offer an entire spectrum of light control, compared to drapes or blinds that only give you: closed or open. Shutters will also outlive every other window covering, and can last just as long as your french patio do. Shutters are also installed right onto your doors, so they won’t sway wildly when you open the door. And with Sunburst’s patented faux wood Polywood® plantation shutters, you can get unparalleled energy efficiency, which is particularly important given how much heat can come and go through those tall french door windows.
Shutters for Sliding Patio Doors
Just like Orlando french doors, sliding patio doors come in different styles, and it can get super tricky to find a window treatment that works with how your doors slide. Fortunately, plantation shutters are custom-built to fit the exact mechanism of your sliding patio doors. Shutters for sliding patio doors will fall under one of two types: bypass or bifold.
Bypass Sliding Patio Door Shutters
A bypass sliding door shutter has one shutter panel that slides horizontally to one side in front of or behind another panel, much like the sliding door itself.
The best part of bypass shutters for a patio door is that you don’t have to sacrifice privacy or lighting control or vice versa like you might with other window treatments. You can open the shutter louvers to a certain angle, without letting the outside world get an open view of the inside of your home.
Bypass shutters typically are built with fewer shutter panels than bifold shutters, resulting in a more modern and sleek style for your patio door.
Bifold Sliding Patio Door Shutters
As the name suggests, bifold sliding door shutters fold in on themselves and fold away from your patio door. While a little more rare than, bifold shutters give you more shutter panels, giving you more discriminating light control since you can adjust more individual louvers.
FAQs about Patio Door Shutters
How do I know if I should get bypass or bifold sliding patio door shutters?
It primarily hinges on the shape, size, and location of your patio door. Your shutter installer can help you find which is best for your space.
Is there enough room around my sliding door to install shutters?
In most cases, yes, there’s enough room. That’s because we can build a wide array of frame and mount builds that can fit different styles of sliding patio doors.
My french doors open in opposite directions – is that a problem for shutters?
Just like with sliding door shutters, french door shutters are custom built to your door’s exact specifications. Sunburst Shutters Orlando can help build you a mount and frame that will let your patio doors open fully.
Can shutters stack away from my glass patio door to allow full glass views?
Will my door handle get in the way of installing shutters?
No, our expert team can build shutters with custom made cut-outs that give you access to your door handle.
Will I have to cover my transom if I put shutters on my patio door?
Only if you want to cover the transom. The beauty of shutters is in how customizable they are.
Are shutters durable enough to survive pets scratching at the door?
No treatment can completely get rid of scratch marks. But for unmatched protection, we recommend our Polywood plantation shutters.
Do patio door shutters help protect my flooring and furniture from fading?
Yes! With the total light control of plantation shutters comes the ultimate in sun protection. Your belongings, floors, art on the wall on the wall and more will be protected from harsh sunlight.
When installing patio door shutters, is anything screwed into my floor?
Not at all – all of our patio door shutters adhere to either the wall around the door or the door frame itself, depending on the style you get.
Will plantation shutters swing in the wind when the door isn’t shut?
Not a chance. Patio door shutters by Sunburst heavy, sturdy and solid enough that there’s never any wavering or swaying in the breeze, even when your door is ajar.
Make Your Patio Doors Beautiful Inside And Out
Are you ready to let your patio doors reach their full fashion potential? If so, Sunburst Shutters Orlando can help. Get in touch with Sunburst by calling 407-630-7011 today or just use the contact form below. We’ll be in touch to set up a free consultation.