The Different Styles of Patio Door Shutters in Orlando10/29/2015Todd Hansen Your patio door can 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 protect 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 great partner for french doors that open up to your patio. For any style of patio french door you have, we 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 that the doors don’t swing too far open and hit your 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 affixed directly to your patio doors, so they won’t swing wildly when you open the door. And with Sunburst’s patented faux wood Polywood® plantation shutters, you’ll get unmatched energy efficiency, and that’s particularly important given how much heat can come and go through those tall french door windows. Shutters for Sliding Patio Doors Similar to Orlando french doors, sliding patio doors can vary, 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 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 slides out from in front of your door and in front of the other. 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 usually are made 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 have 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 want bypass or bifold sliding patio door shutters? It usually hinges on the shape, size, and location of your patio door. Your Sunburst Shutters professionals 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, you’ll have enough room. The reason why is that we can build a wide array of frame and mount configurations that can fit different kinds 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 move away from my glass patio door to allow full glass views? Absolutely! Will my door handle get in the way of installing shutters? No, our expert team can build shutters with cut-outs which make room for 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? They sure will! With the unmatched light control of plantation shutters comes the ultimate in UV protection. Your belongings, floors, photos 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 bypass shutters on my patio door 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 breeze, even when your door is completely open. Make Your Patio Doors Beautiful Inside And Out Are you ready to treat your patio doors like the awesome home features they are? 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.