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Bypass Bifold Shutters For Philadelphia Sliding Glass Doors

Indoor shutters are great for sliding glass doors in Philadelphia. Shutters help maximize your privacy, block light, don’t sway like vertical blinds or curtains, and can even last longer than the sliding door itself. If you’ve already decided on shutters for a sliding door, the next choice to make is what kind of shutters would look best with the sliding glass doors in your space.

The Philadelphia plantation shutter experts at Sunburst offer two sliding door types: bypass and bifold. Let’s compare the two, and find out which one is right for your doors.

Bypass Shutters For Sliding In Philadelphia

Plantation shutters on a sliding door

The more common of the two sliding glass door shutter options is bypass shutters. For bypass shutters, multiple shutter panels slide on a track mounted above the door. The panels are offset so one-panel slides in front of the other for easy operation of 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 to the side.

Bypass shutters in a dining room
Remember that with almost every bypass shutter configuration, you’ll have a panel over one pane of your sliding glass door all the time. Sliding glass door shutters in a bypass build are also somewhat more resilient than bifold builds, as there are fewer moving parts that can become damaged or wear out.
Bifold shutters on sliding glass doors
When to choose bypass sliding door shutters in Philadelphia: When you don’t have a lot of space in front of your door, or want a low maintenance but long-lasting shutter for your sliding glass door.

Bi-fold Shutters For Sliding Doors In Philadelphia

As the name implies, bifold shutters for sliding glass doors are ones that fold. Rather than two large, solid frames that slide back and forth on a track, bifold shutters are separated into smaller panels that fold into each other, clearing the view 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 adequate space beside the door for the shutters to fold.

Sliding Glass Door Shutter FAQs

Will I lose any functionality out of my sliding door if I install shutters?

Not at all. We’ll ensure that your sliding doors keep their range of motion and function by designing a set of shutters that exactly fits your door frame.

How do I measure my sliding glass door for shutters?

Measuring your sliding door for plantation shutters is straightforward. Here are the measurements you’ll want to get:

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

  • The width of the door jamb.

  • The length and width of the sliding glass panes.

But you don’t have to measure yourself; your installation team will be happy to measure your sliding door for you for free during an in-home consultation.

How much room do I need around my sliding door to install shutters?

With new advances every day in shutter technology, we can design a custom set of shutters to fit your sliding glass door, regardless of how much space there is above or around it.


How Are Sliding Shutters Designed?

We begin by measuring the width and length of each portion of your glass door. Next, we note whether there’s room on either side of the doors. This helps us figure out if a bypass or a bifold configuration is best. Then, we return to our store and order the hand-crafted plantation shutters that fit your doors and configuration. Utilizing our state-of-the-art computer software and design templates based on your doors, we design and build your sliding glass door shutters ,adding the colors and finishes you hand-picked.

Our expert installers put up the sliding shutters on your sliding glass doors, ensuring the louvers can be tilted and the panels are mobile. This provides you with an open view and shutters that are easy to clean.


Find Your Sliding Door Shutter Solution

If you’re unsure what kind of shutters might be best for your sliding glass door, don’t fret! Our team can help you find the right fit for your home during our free in-home shutter consultation. To set yours up, just call 215-874-4897 or fill out our form below.