The Different Types of Patio Door Shutters in Miami

David White

A glass patio door could be one of the most stylish and interesting windows in your home, if you treat it right. A big part of doing so is deciding on a window treatment for your patio door to protect 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 french door or sliding glass door, there’s a shutter style perfectly suited to your patio door.

Patio French Door Shutters MiamiMiami Sliding Patio Door Shutters

French Door Patio Shutters

Plantation shutters are fantastic for french patio doors because they’re so adaptable. For every type of french patio door you might have, our team can build a set of plantation shutters for you.

Does just one door open, or both french doors? Are the handles located towards the inside or the outside of the frame? Do you want a buffer so that the doors don’t swing open too far and hit a wall? Custom shutters are perfect for any situation.

And that’s without mentioning their other notable benefits. Interior shutters give you complete light control, unlike drapes or shades where you only have two choices: closed or open. Shutters also outlast every other window treatment, and will last as long as your french patio do. Shutters are also permanently attached to your french doors, so they won’t sway wildly when you open your doors. And with our premier faux wood Polywood® plantation shutters, you can get unmatched energy efficiency, which is especially important with how much heat can pass through the big french door windows.

Sliding Patio Door Shutters

Similar to Miami french doors, sliding glass patio doors come in different styles, and it could be super difficult to find a window treatment that works with how your doors slide. Luckily, interior shutters are custom-made to fit exactly how your sliding patio doors work. Shutters for sliding patio doors fall under one of two categories: bypass or bifold.

Bypass Sliding Patio Door Shutters

A bypass sliding door shutter has one shutter panel that slides horizontally to one side in front of or behind another panel, much like the sliding door itself.
Bypass wood patio door shutters in Miami living room

One of the biggest benefits of bypass shutters for a patio door is that it doesn’t sacrifice control over your lighting when you want privacy like you would with other window treatments. You can adjust the shutter louvers to a certain angle, allowing light to come in without leaving your home interior completely visible from the outside.

Bypass shutters for the most part are built with fewer shutter panels than bifold shutters, giving you a more modern and sleek look to your patio door.

Bifold Sliding Patio Door Shutters

As the name suggests, bifold sliding door shutters fold in on themselves and fold away from your sliding door. While not as widely seen as bypass shutters, bifold shutters usually have more shutter panels, giving you more discriminating light control since you have access to more individual louvers to adjust.

FAQs about Patio Door Shutters

How do I know if I should get bypass or bifold sliding patio door shutters?

It usually depends on the the space around your sliding glass door. Your Sunburst Shutters professionals can help you find what will work best for your home.

Is there enough room around my sliding door to install shutters?

In just about any case, yes, there’s more than enough space. That’s because we can build a vast range of mounting and shutter frame builds that can fit various types 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 custom built to your door’s exact needs. Sunburst Shutters Miami can help build you a mount and frame that won’t interfere with how your patio doors operate.

Can shutters move away from my glass patio door to allow full glass views?


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.

Do I need to cover my transom if I put shutters on my patio door?

Only if that’s what you want to do. The beauty of shutters is in how customizable they are.

Are shutters durable enough to handle my pets scratching at the door?

There’s no window treatment that can completely get rid of scuffs from pets. But for unmatched protection, we recommend our Polywood plantation shutters.

Do patio door shutters help protect my flooring and furniture from fading?

They sure will! With the total light control offered by shutters comes the ultimate in sun protection. Your belongings, floors, photos on the wall and more will be protected from harsh UV rays.

When putting in patio door shutters, is anything screwed into my floor?

No way – no matter what style of patio door shutters you choose, they adhere to either the door frame itself or the wall around the door, depending on the frame and mount you get.

Will bypass shutters on my patio door swing in the wind when the door isn’t shut?

No worries here. Patio door shutters by Sunburst adhered to your door or frame solidly so that there’s never any wavering or swaying in the breeze, even when your door is ajar.

Time to Make Your Patio Doors Shine Brighter

Are you ready to treat your patio doors like the fantastic home features they are? If so, Sunburst Shutters Miami wants to help. Get in touch with one of our window treatment pros by calling 305-520-7515 today or by filling out our online contact form below. We’ll be in touch to schedule your in-home consultation.