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Bifold Bypass Shutters For Fort Lauderdale Sliding Glass Doors

Interior shutters are the best treatment for sliding doors in Fort Lauderdale. Shutters protect your privacy, block light, won’t sway like blinds or panel tracks, and can even last longer than the sliding door itself. If you’ve already decided on shutters for a sliding door, the only other decision to make is what kind of shutters would best fit your sliding glass doors.

Your Fort Lauderdale plantation shutter pros at Sunburst offer two sliding door builds: bypass and bifold. Let’s take a look at both shutter configurations, and find out which one is right for your sliding doors.

Bypass Shutters For Sliding In Fort Lauderdale

Plantation shutters on a sliding door

The more prevalent of the two sliding glass door shutter options is the bypass configuration. In this setup, two or more shutter panels slide on a track mounted above the door. The shutters are offset so the panels slide over each other for access to the door. Or if the sliding door has room to the side, the track can reach past the doorframe to allow the shutter panel to completely slide out from in front of the glass door.

Bypass shutters in a dining room
Keep in mind that with almost every bypass shutter configuration, there will be a panel covering one pane of your sliding door at all times. Bypass sliding door shutters are also somewhat stronger than bifold builds, since there are fewer moving parts that can get damaged or wear out.
Bifold shutters on sliding glass doors
When to put in bypass sliding door shutters in Fort Lauderdale: When you don’t have a huge amount of space in front of the door, or want an easy to use but durable shutter on your sliding door.

Bi-fold Shutters For Sliding Doors In Fort Lauderdale

As the name implies, bifold shutters for sliding glass doors are ones that fold. Rather than two big, solid shutter panels that slide side to side on a track, bifold shutters are built with smaller panels that fold into each other, clearing the path in front of your sliding glass door.

Reclaimed wood bifold shutters
When to choose bifold shutters If you want to be able to move your shutters completely to one side of the door and you have enough space beside the door for the shutters to operate.

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 functionality and full range of motion by designing a set of shutters that perfectly fits your door frame.

How do I measure for sliding door shutters?

Measuring your sliding patio door for plantation shutters isn’t hard at all. These are typically the measurements you’ll need to take:

  • The height from the top of the door casing to the floor.

  • The width of the interior jamb.

  • The length 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 free of charge during an in-home consultation.

How much room do I need around a sliding glass door to put in shutters?

With new advances every day in shutter technology, we can design a custom set of shutters to match your sliding door, no matter how much space you have above or around it.


How Are Sliding Shutters Designed?

We begin by measuring the dimensions of each portion of your glass door. We also note how much space there is next to the doors. This tells us if a bypass or a bifold configuration is best. Next, we return to our store and order the hand-crafted plantation shutters that fit your doors and configuration. Using a combination of cutting-edge technology and customized design templates based on the dimensions of your door, we design and build your home’s sliding glass door shutters ,integrating the finishes and colors you choose.

Our skilled installers install the sliding shutters on your sliding glass doors, ensuring that the louvers can be opened and also that the panels are adjustable. This provides you with an open view and simplifies cleaning your shutters.


Find A Solution For Your Sliding Glass Door

If you’re still not sure what window covering might be best for your sliding glass door, that’s okay! The Sunburst Shutters Fort Lauderdale 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, simply call 561-440-8535 or fill out our form below.