A glass patio door could be an extremely interesting part of your home, if you treat it right. A large part of that is choosing a window treatment for your patio door to preserve your privacy and adjust the lighting in your home.
Far and away the most attractive and functional window treatments for patio doors are plantation shutters. And no matter if your patio door is a french door or sliding glass door, we can help you find a shutter style to accentuate your patio door.
Shutters for Patio French Doors
Plantation shutters are great for french patio doors because they’re so adaptable. For every kind of french patio door you have, we can make a set of plantation shutters for you.
Is one door stationary or do both french doors open? Are the door handles located towards the inside or the outside of the frame? Do you want a buffer so that your door doesn’t swing open too far and hit a wall? Custom shutters are the solution for any situation.
And that’s without mentioning their other numerous benefits. Plantation shutters give you an entire spectrum of light control, compared to curtains or shades where you only have two choices: closed or open. Shutters will also outlast every other window covering, and will survive as long as your patio doors do. Shutters are also affixed directly to your patio doors, so they don’t sway wildly when you open your doors. And with our premier faux wood Polywood® plantation shutters, you get unmatched energy efficiency, and that’s particularly important given how much heat can come and go through the large french door windows.
Shutters for Sliding Patio Doors
Just like Fort Lauderdale french doors, sliding glass patio doors come in a variety of configurations, and it could get a little difficult to find a window treatment that matches your door exactly. Luckily, shutters are custom-made to fit exactly how your sliding patio doors work. Shutters for sliding patio doors fall under one of two categories: bypass or bifold.
Bypass Sliding Patio Door Shutters
A bypass sliding door shutter has one shutter panel that slides horizontally to one side in front of or behind another panel, much like the sliding door itself.
One of the biggest benefits of bypass shutters for a patio door is that it doesn’t sacrifice light control to get privacy or vice versa like you would with other window treatments. You can open the shutter louvers to any angle, allowing light to come in without opening up your home interior to anyone who passes by.
Bypass shutters typically come in fewer shutter panels than bifold shutters, giving you a more modern and sleek style for your patio door.
Bifold Sliding Patio Door Shutters
As you can gather from the name, bifold sliding door shutters fold and collapse into themselves and can move away from your sliding door. While not as common as bypass sliding door shutters, bifold shutters have more shutter panels, giving you more discriminating light control since you can adjust more individual louvers.
Patio Door Shutter FAQs
How do I decide if I need bypass or bifold sliding patio door shutters?
It mainly hinges on the shape, size, and location of your sliding door. Your Sunburst pro can help you figure out what will work best for your house.
Is there enough room around my sliding door to install shutters?
In almost every single case, yes, you’ll have more than enough room. That’s because there are a number of mounting and shutter frame configurations that can fit various kinds of sliding patio doors.
My french doors open in different directions – is that a problem for shutters?
Just like with sliding door shutters, french door shutters are built to your door’s exact specifications. Sunburst Shutters Fort Lauderdale can help build you a mount and frame that will let your patio doors open fully.
Can shutters move away from my glass patio door to allow full glass views?
They certainly can!
Will my door handle be in the way of shutters?
No, our expert team can build shutters with custom cut-outs, which wrap around the door handle, giving you full access to it at all times.
If I install shutters on my patio door, do I also have to cover my transom window?
With how adaptable shutters are, you’ll only have to cover your transom if you want to.
Are shutters durable enough to handle my pets scratching at the door?
No treatment can completely get rid of scuffs from pets. But for unrivaled strength and durability, we recommend our Polywood plantation shutters.
Do shutters on my patio door help protect my furniture and carpet from fading?
They sure will! With the total light control of plantation shutters comes the ultimate in UV protection. Your belongings, carpet, art on the wall on the wall and more will be safeguarded from harsh sunlight.
When installing patio door shutters, will you have to screw anything into my floor?
No – all of our patio door shutters adhere to either the door frame itself or the wall around the door, depending on the style you choose.
Will patio door shutters swing in the wind when the door isn’t shut?
Not a chance. Patio door shutters by Sunburst heavy enough, sturdy enough, and constructed solidly enough that there’s never any wavering or swaying in the wind, even if the door is wide open.
Get Your Patio Doors Looking Beautiful
Are you ready to up the style and usability of your patio doors? If so, Sunburst Shutters Fort Lauderdale wants to help. Drop us a line by calling 561-440-8535 today or just use the contact form below. We’ll get in touch soon set up a free consultation.