Your patio door can be an extremely stylish part of your home, if you treat it right. A large part of doing so is deciding on how to cover the patio door to preserve your privacy and adjust the lighting in your home.
By far the most attractive and effective patio door window treatments are plantation shutters. And regardless of whether your patio door is a french door or sliding glass door, you can find a style of plantation shutter perfectly suited to your setup.
French Door Patio Shutters
Plantation shutters are superb for french patio doors because they’re so adaptable. For any type of french patio door you have, Sunburst can build a set of plantation shutters to fit them.
Does just one door open, or both french doors? Are the handles located towards the interior or the exterior of the frame? Do you want a buffer so the doors don’t swing all the way open and hit the wall? Custom shutters are perfect for any situation.
Don’t forget their other notable benefits. Shutters offer complete light control, unlike drapes or shades where you only have two choices: shut or open. Shutters also outlast any other window covering, and will survive as long as your patio doors do. Shutters are also permanently attached to your french doors, so they won’t sway wildly when you open or close go through the patio door. And with our premier faux wood Polywood® plantation shutters, you can get best in class energy efficiency, and that’s especially important given how much your patio doors can impact the temperature in your home.
Sliding Patio Door Shutters
Like Houston french doors, sliding patio doors can have a lot of variation, and it might get super difficult to find a window treatment that works with how your doors slide. Fortunately, interior shutters are custom-made to fit your sliding patio doors no matter how they open. Shutters for sliding patio doors have two different configurations: bypass or bifold.
Bypass Sliding Patio Door Shutters
With bypass patio door shutters, one or more shutter panel slides on a track to give you access to the door.
One of the biggest benefits of bypass shutters for a patio door is that it doesn’t sacrifice control over your lighting when you want privacy like you might with other window treatments. You can adjust the shutter louvers to a certain angle, without leaving your home interior completely visible from the outside.
Bypass shutters typically are made with fewer shutter panels than bifold shutters, giving you a sleeker and more modern style for your patio door.
Bifold Sliding Patio Door Shutters
Like their name implies, bifold sliding door shutters fold and collapse into themselves and can move away from your sliding door. While a little more uncommon compared to bypass shutters, bifold shutters usually have more shutter panels, giving you more effective light control since you can adjust more individual louvers.
Patio Door Shutter FAQs
How do I know if I should get bypass or bifold shutters for my patio door?
It usually depends on the shape, size, and location of your sliding glass door. Your Sunburst Shutters professionals can help you determine which is best for your home.
Is there enough room around my sliding door to put in shutters?
In almost every single case, yes, you’ll have enough room. That’s because there are a wide array of frame and mount options that can fit various kinds of sliding patio doors.
My french doors open in different directions – will that work with shutters?
As with sliding door shutters, french door shutters are custom-made to your exact specifications. Sunburst Shutters Houston is able to create a frame and mounting that will let your patio doors open fully.
Can shutters move away from my glass patio door to allow full glass views?
Will my door handle be in the way of shutters?
No, the Sunburst team is able to build shutters with cut-outs which make room for your door handle.
If I get shutters on my patio door, will I also have to cover my transom window?
With how customizable shutters are, you’ll only have to cover your transom if you want to.
Are shutters durable enough to survive pets scratching at the door?
There’s no window treatment that can eliminate scuffs from pets. However, for unrivaled strength and durability, your best bet is Polywood plantation shutters.
Will patio door shutters help protect my furniture and carpet from fading?
They sure will! With the unrivaled light control offered by shutters comes the ultimate in sun protection. Your belongings, flooring, art on the wall on the wall and more will be kept safe from harsh UV light.
When installing patio door shutters, will you have to screw anything into the 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 frame and mount you go with.
Will plantation shutters sway in the breeze if my door is open?
No worries here. Plantation shutters on a sliding patio door are heavy, sturdy and solid enough that there’s never any wavering or swaying in the breeze, even if your door is wide open.
Time to Make Your Patio Doors Shine Brighter
Are you ready to up the style and usability of your patio doors? If so, Sunburst Shutters Houston can help. Drop us a line by calling 713-853-9629 today or just use the contact form below. We’ll be in touch to schedule your free consultation.