Bypass & Bifold Shutters for Sacramento Sliding Glass Doors Sliding glass doors in Sacramento are the perfect partner for plantation shutters. Shutters protect your privacy, control lighting, don’t sway like vertical blinds or drapes, and can even outlast than the sliding door itself. If you’ve already decided on shutters for a sliding door, the only other thing to decide is what shutter configuration would look best with the sliding glass doors in your space. The Sacramento plantation shutter pros at Sunburst offer two sliding door types: bypass and bifold. Here we’ll compare the two, and settle on which one is right for your doors. Bypass Shutters for Sacramento Sliding Doors The more popular of the two sliding glass door shutter layouts is bypass shutters. For bypass shutters, two or more shutter panels slide on a track mounted above your sliding door. The panels are offset so one panel slides in front of the other for easy operation of the door. Or if you have room to the side of your sliding door, the track can extend past the door to allow the shutter panel to completely slide out from in front of the glass door. Remember that with a typical set of bypass shutters, you’ll have a panel over one side of your sliding glass door at all times. Bypass shutters for sliding doors are also much stronger than bifold shutters, since there are fewer articulation points that can get damaged or break. When to choose bypass sliding glass door shutters in Sacramento: When you don’t have a large amount of space in front of the door, or want a low maintenance but durable shutter on your sliding glass door. Bifold Shutters for Sliding Doors in Sacramento As the name suggests, bifold shutters for sliding glass doors are ones that fold. Instead of two large, solid panels that slide side to side on a track, bifold shutters are separated into smaller panels that fold into each other, clearing the view in front of your door. When to put in bifold sliding door shutters: When you want to stack panels to one side of the door and you have enough space beside the door for the shutters to collapse. Sliding Door Shutter FAQs Will I still be able to open and close my sliding door if I put in shutters? Yes! We’ll make sure your sliding doors retain their functionality and full range of motion by designing a shutter and frame combo that perfectly fits your door frame. How do I measure my sliding glass door for shutters? Measuring your sliding patio door for plantation shutters isn’t hard at all. 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 width and length of the sliding glass panes. But don’t feel like you have to measure it all on your own; your installer will be happy to measure your sliding door for you for free during your in-home consultation. How much room do I need around a sliding glass door for shutters? With the customizability we offer in all of our plantation shutters, we can build you a set of shutters to match your sliding glass door, regardless of the amount of space there is above or around it. How Are Sliding Shutters Designed? To begin, we measure the width and length of each segment of your glass door. Then we record how much space there is next to the doors. This tells us if a bypass or a bifold configuration is best. Then, we return to our office and order the hand-crafted plantation shutters that fit your doors and configuration. Using a combination of state-of-the-art software and design templates based on the dimensions of your door, we design and manufacture your sliding glass door shutters ,integrating the finishes and colors of your choosing. Our professional installers mount the sliding shutters on your sliding glass doors, making sure the louvers can be tilted and that the panels are mobile. This provides you with an open view and simplifies cleaning your shutters. Find A Solution For Your Sliding Glass Door If you’re not decided on what kind of shutters you need for your sliding glass door, no worries! The Sunburst Shutters Sacramento 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 916-250-0758 or fill out our form below.