Bypass Bifold Shutters For Orlando Sliding Glass Doors

Interior shutters are fantastic for sliding glass doors in Orlando. Shutters help maximize your privacy, control lighting, won’t sway like blinds or shades, and can even last longer than the sliding door itself. If you’ve already decided on sliding door shutters, the only other decision to make is what shutter configuration would best fit your sliding glass doors.

Your Orlando plantation shutter pros at Sunburst offer two sliding door configurations: bypass and bifold. We’ll dive into the differences between them, and find out which one is right for you.

Bypass Shutters For Sliding In Orlando

Plantation shutters on a sliding door

The more popular of the two sliding door shutter builds is the bypass configuration. In this setup, multiple shutter panels slide on a track mounted above your sliding door. The panels are offset so the panels slide over each other for easy operation of the door. Or if the sliding door has room to the side, the track can extend past the door to let the shutter completely slide away from the door.

Bypass shutters in a dining room
Bear in mind that with a typical bypass sliding door shutter, you’ll have a shutter panel covering one pane of your sliding glass door at all times. Bypass sliding door shutters are also much more resilient than bifold shutters, as there are fewer moving parts that can get damaged or break.
Bifold shutters on sliding glass doors
When to put in bypass sliding door shutters in Orlando: When you don’t have a lot of space in front of your door, or want an easy to use but long-lasting shutter on your sliding door.

Bi-fold Shutters For Sliding Doors In Orlando

As the name suggests, bifold shutters for sliding glass doors are ones that fold. Instead of two large, solid panels that slide on a track, bifold shutters are separated into smaller panels that fold into each other, clearing the path in front of your door.

Reclaimed wood bifold shutters
When to choose bifold shutters If you want to stack panels off to the side of the door and you have adequate space on either side 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 make sure your sliding doors retain their range of motion and function by designing a set of shutters that perfectly fits your specific sliding door.

How do I measure for sliding door shutters?

Measuring your sliding patio door for plantation shutters is straightforward. These are typically the measurements you’ll need to take:

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

  • The width of the jamb of the door.

  • The width and length of the sliding 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 free of charge during an in-home consultation.

How much room do I need around a sliding glass door for shutters?

With the amount of customization we have over our different shutter builds, we’re able to design a custom set of shutters to fit your sliding glass door, regardless of how much space you have above or around it.


How Are Sliding Shutters Built?

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 helps us figure out if we should use a bypass or bifold configuration. Next, we return to our office and order the hand-crafted plantation shutters that fit your doors and configuration. Utilizing our state-of-the-art computer software and customized design templates based on the dimensions of your door, we design and manufacture your home’s sliding glass door shutters ,integrating the finishes and colors you hand-picked.

Our skilled installers mount the sliding shutters on your sliding glass doors, ensuring the louvers on the shutters can be opened and the panels are adjustable. This offers you a wonderful view and easier cleaning.


Find Your Sliding Door Shutter Solution

If you’re not decided on what window treatment you need for your sliding glass door, don’t fret! The Sunburst Shutters Orlando team can help you find the right fit for your home when you take advantage of our free in-home shutter consultation. To schedule yours, just call 407-630-7011 or fill out our form below.