Bifold & Bypass Shutters for Fort Lauderdale Sliding Glass Doors Sliding doors in Fort Lauderdale are the perfect partner for interior shutters. Shutters protect your privacy, maintain your view, 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 choice to make is what kind of shutters would work best for your sliding 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 space. Bypass Shutters for Fort Lauderdale Sliding Glass Doors The more popular 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 your sliding door. The shutters are offset so the panels slide over each other for access to the door. Or if you have room to the side of your sliding door, the track can reach past the doorframe to allow the shutter panel to completely slide out from in front of the glass door. 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. 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. Bifold 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 view in front of your sliding door. When to choose bifold sliding glass door 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 seamlessly 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. Here are the measurements you’ll need to take: 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 jamb of the door. The length and width of the sliding glass panes. But don’t fret if you don’t want to measure; your installer can easily measure your sliding door for you for free 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 length and width of each segment of your glass door. We also note whether there’s room on either side of the doors. This tells us whether a bypass or bifold configuration should be used. Next, we return to our office and order the hand-crafted plantation shutters to fit those configurations. Using a combination of state-of-the-art technology and custom design templates based on the dimensions of your door, we design and build your sliding glass door shutters ,integrating the finishes and colors you choose. Our expert installers install the sliding shutters on your sliding glass doors, ensuring the louvers on the shutters can be opened and also that the panels are movable. This gives you an open view and simplifies cleaning your shutters. Find A Solution For Your Sliding Glass Door If you’re not decided on what window covering might be best for your sliding glass door, that’s okay! Our 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.