Bypass & Bifold Shutters for Orlando Sliding Glass Doors Indoor shutters are great for sliding glass doors in Orlando. Shutters help maximize your privacy, control lighting, won’t sway like blinds or shades, and will probably last longer than the sliding door itself. If you’ve already decided on sliding door shutters, the only other choice to make is what shutter configuration would work best for your sliding 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 Doors in Orlando The more prevalent of the two sliding door shutter layouts is the bypass configuration. In this setup, multiple shutter panels slide on a track mounted above your sliding door. The shutters are offset so the panels slide over each other for easy operation of the door. Or if you have room to the side of your sliding door, the track can extend past the door to let the shutter completely slide away from the door. Bear in mind that with a typical set of bypass shutters, you’ll have a shutter panel covering one pane of your sliding glass door at all times. Bypass shutters for sliding doors are also much more resilient than bifold shutters, as there are fewer moving parts that can get damaged or break. When to put in bypass sliding glass 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. Bifold Shutters for Sliding Doors in Orlando As the name might tell you, 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 view in front of your door. When to choose bifold sliding door shutters: If you want to stack panels off to the side of the door and you have adequate space to the sides 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 glass door for plantation shutters is fairly easy. Here are the measurements you’ll need to take: 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 jamb of the door. The length and width 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 for free during an in-home consultation. How much room do I need around a sliding glass door to install 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 length and width 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 go back to our office and order the hand-fashioned plantation shutters that fit your doors and configuration. Utilizing our state-of-the-art software and customized design templates based on the dimensions of your door, we design and manufacture your sliding glass door shutters ,integrating the finishes and colors you hand-picked. Our expert installers mount the sliding shutters on your sliding glass doors, ensuring the louvers on the shutters can be tilted and the panels are movable. This offers you a better view and shutters that are easy to clean. Find Your Sliding Door Shutter Solution If you’re still not sure what window treatment might be best for your sliding glass door, don’t fret! Our 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.