The Different Styles of Patio Door Shutters in Sacramento10/29/2015Curtis Orton A glass patio door could be one of the most stylish and attractive windows in your home, if you treat it right. A large part of that is deciding on a window treatment for your patio door to keep your privacy and control for light. By far the most attractive and functional window treatments for patio doors are plantation shutters. And whether your patio door is a sliding door or french door, we can help you find a shutter style perfectly suited to your patio door. Shutters for Patio French Doors Plantation shutters are adaptable, making them excellent for french patio doors. For any style of patio french door, Sunburst can make a set of plantation shutters for you. Is one door stationary or do both french doors open? Are the door handles near the interior or the exterior of the doorframe? Is it important to have a buffer so that the doors don’t swing open too far and hit a wall? Custom shutters are what you need in any situation. Don’t forget their other notable benefits. Shutters give you more control over lighting than any other window treatment, compared to drapes or blinds where you only have two choices: open or shut. Shutters will also outlive any other window treatment, and will survive just as long as your french patio do. Shutters are also permanently attached to your french doors, so they won’t swing open when you open or close your doors. And with our patented faux wood Polywood® plantation shutters, you’ll get best in class energy efficiency, and that’s particularly important with how much heat can come and go through those big french door windows. Shutters for Sliding Patio Doors Like Sacramento french doors, sliding patio doors come in a variety of configurations, and it could get somewhat hard to find a window treatment that works in tandem with your sliding patio door. Fortunately, plantation shutters are custom-built to fit exactly how your sliding patio doors work. Sliding door shutters fall under one of two categories: bypass or bifold. Bypass Sliding Patio Door Shutters A bypass sliding door shutter has panels that slide over one another, similar to the sliding door itself. The best part of bypass shutters for a patio door is that you don’t have to sacrifice control over your lighting when you want privacy like you would with other window coverings. You can open the shutter louvers to a certain angle, without leaving your home interior completely visible from the outside. Bypass shutters typically are built with fewer shutter panels than bifold shutters, resulting in a sleeker and more modern look to your patio door. Bifold Sliding Patio Door Shutters As the name suggests, bifold sliding door shutters fold and collapse into themselves and can move away from your patio door. While not as widely seen as bypass shutters, bifold shutters usually have more shutter panels, giving you more control over light since you can adjust more individual louvers. Patio Door Shutter Frequently Asked Questions How do I figure out if I want bypass or bifold shutters for my patio door? It mainly hinges on the the space around your sliding glass door. Your shutter installer can help you find which is best for your home. Is there enough room around my sliding door to install shutters? In most cases, yes, you’ll have enough room. That’s because there are a number of frame and mount options that can fit different styles of sliding patio doors. My french doors open in different directions – is that an issue for shutters? Just like with sliding door shutters, french door shutters are made to your door’s exact needs. Sunburst Shutters Sacramento can help build you a mount and frame that won’t interfere with how your patio doors operate. Can shutters fold 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, the Sunburst team is able to build shutters with cut-outs which make room for your door handle. If I get shutters on my patio door, will I also have to cover my transom window? Only if you want to cover the transom. One of the best things about shutters is how customizable they are. Are shutters durable enough to survive pets scratching at the door? No treatment can completely get rid of scuffs from pets. However, for unrivaled strength and durability, your best bet is Polywood plantation shutters. Will shutters on my patio door help protect my flooring and furniture from fading? They sure will! With the fantastic light control offered by shutters comes the ultimate in UV protection. Your furniture, flooring, art on the wall on the wall and everything else inside will be protected from harsh sunlight. When installing patio door shutters, will you have to screw anything into the floor? No way – all of our patio door shutters adhere to either the wall around the door or the door frame itself, depending on the frame and mount you get. Will plantation shutters swing in the wind if my door is open? Not a chance. Plantation shutters on a sliding patio door are adhered to your door or frame solidly so that they won’t ever sway in the breeze, even if your door is wide open. Time to Make Your Patio Doors Shine Brighter Are you ready to up the style and usability of your patio doors? If so, Sunburst Shutters Sacramento wants to help. Get in touch with Sunburst by calling 916-250-0758 today or by filling out our online contact form below. We’ll get in touch soon set up a in-home consultation.