Interior shutters are the best treatment for sliding glass doors in Houston. Shutters help maximize your privacy, maintain your view, won’t sway like blinds or curtains, 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 work best for your sliding doors.
The Houston plantation shutter pros
at Sunburst offer two sliding door configurations: bypass and bifold. Let’s take a look at both shutter configurations, and settle on which one is right for your doors.
Bypass Shutters For Houston Sliding Glass Doors
The more popular of the two sliding door shutter layouts is the bypass configuration. For bypass shutters, two or more shutter panels slide on a track mounted above your sliding 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 almost every bypass shutter configuration, there will be a panel over one side of your sliding door all the time. Bypass sliding door shutters are also a lot stronger 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.
Bi-fold Shutters For Sliding Doors In Houston
As the name might tell you, a bifold configuration for sliding door shutters allow the shutters to fold. Instead of two big, solid frames that slide side to side 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 shutters If you want to be able to move your shutters completely off to the side of the door and you have enough space to the sides 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 fairly easy. 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 to install 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 dimensions of each section of your glass door. Next, we mark whether there’s room on either side of the doors. This allows us to figure out if a bypass or a bifold configuration is best. Then, we head back to our office and order the hand-built plantation shutters to use on your doors. Using a combination of advanced technology and customized 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 tilted and that the panels are movable. This gives you an open view and simplifies cleaning your shutters.
Find Your Sliding Door Shutter Solution
If you’re not decided on what kind of shutters to get for your sliding glass door, don’t fret! Our team can help you find the right fit for your house during our free in-home shutter consultation. To schedule yours, simply call 713-853-9629
or use the form below.