Bypass & Bifold Shutters for Houston Sliding Glass Doors Interior shutters are the best treatment for sliding glass doors in Houston. Shutters improve your privacy, maintain your view, won’t sway like blinds or shades, and may even outlast than the sliding door itself. If you’ve already decided on sliding door shutters, the next thing to decide is what shutter configuration would best fit your sliding glass doors. The Houston plantation shutter pros at Sunburst offer two sliding door configurations: bypass and bifold. Here we’ll take a look at what makes each unique, and settle on which one is right for your doors. Bypass Shutters for Houston Sliding Glass Doors The more prevalent of the two sliding door shutter builds is the bypass configuration. For bypass shutters, two or more shutter panels slide on a track mounted above the door. The shutter panels are offset so one panel slides in front of the other for easy operation of the door. Or if there’s some room next to your sliding door, the track can reach past the doorframe to allow the shutter panel to completely slide to the side. Bear in mind that with a typical bypass shutter configuration, there will be a panel over one side of your sliding door all the time. Bypass shutters for sliding doors are also a lot more resilient than bifold builds, as there are fewer articulation points that can get damaged or break. When to choose bypass sliding door shutters in Houston: When you don’t have a lot of space in front of your door, or want a low maintenance but durable shutter for your sliding door. Bifold Shutters for Sliding Doors in Houston As the name suggests, a bifold configuration for sliding door shutters allow the shutters to fold. Instead of two big, solid panels that slide on a track, bifold shutters are separated into smaller panels that fold into each other, clearing the way in front of your door. When to choose bifold sliding door shutters: If you want to be able to move your shutters completely off to the side of the door and you have enough space on either side of the door for the shutters to collapse. Sliding Glass Door Shutter FAQs Will I still be able to open and close my sliding glass door if I install shutters? Yes! We’ll ensure that your sliding doors keep their functionality and full range of motion by building a set of shutters that perfectly fits your door frame. How do I measure my sliding glass door for shutters? Measuring your sliding glass door for plantation shutters is straightforward. Below are the measurements you’ll want to get: The height from the floor to the top of the door casing (or top of the jamb if there’s no casing). The width of the interior jamb. The height and width of the sliding glass panes. But you don’t have to measure yourself; your installer can easily measure your sliding door for you at no charge during your in-home consultation. How much extra space do I need around my sliding door for shutters? With new configurations in our sliding door shutters and frames, we can build you a set of shutters to fit your sliding door, regardless of the amount of space there is above or around it. How Do We Design Sliding Shutters? We begin by measuring the length and width of each section of your glass door. Next, we mark whether there’s room on either side of the doors. This helps us figure out whether a bypass or bifold configuration should be used. We head back to our office and order the hand-built plantation shutters to use on your doors. Taking advantage of advanced technology and custom design templates based on the dimensions of your door, we design and construct your sliding glass door shutters with the finishes and colors you choose. Our professional installers install the sliding shutters on your sliding glass doors, ensuring the louvers can be opened and the panels are adjustable. This provides you with an open view and simplifies cleaning your shutters. Find Your Sliding Door Shutter Solution If you’re not decided on what window treatment to get for your sliding glass door, don’t fret! The Sunburst Shutters Houston team can help you find the right fit for your space during our free in-home shutter consultation. To schedule yours, simply call 713-853-9629 or use the form below.