Bifold & Bypass Shutters for Miami Sliding Glass Doors Indoor shutters are the best treatment for sliding glass doors in Miami. Shutters protect your privacy, control lighting, don’t sway like blinds or panel tracks, and may even outlast 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 best fit your sliding glass doors. The Miami plantation shutter experts at Sunburst offer two sliding door configurations: bypass and bifold. Let’s take a look at what makes each unique, and help you determine which one is right for your sliding doors. Bypass Shutters for Miami Sliding Glass Doors The more popular of the two sliding door shutter builds is the bypass configuration. In this setup, multiple shutter panels slide on a track mounted above a sliding glass 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. Remember that with almost every set of bypass shutters, there will be a panel covering one side of your sliding door at all times. Bypass shutters for sliding doors are also much more resilient than bifold builds, because there are fewer moving parts that can become damaged or break. When to put in bypass sliding glass door shutters in Miami: When you don’t have a lot of space in front of your door, or want an easy to use but long-lasting shutter for your sliding glass door. Bifold Shutters for Sliding Doors in Miami As the name might tell you, a bifold configuration for sliding door shutters allow the shutters to fold. Rather than two large, solid frames that slide back and forth on a track, bifold shutters are built with smaller panels that fold inward, clearing the way in front of your door. When to put in bifold sliding glass door shutters: If you want to be able to move your shutters completely off to the side of the door and you have enough space on either side of the door for the shutters to operate. Sliding Door Shutter FAQs Will I lose any functionality out of my sliding 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 building a set of shutters that perfectly fits your door frame. How do I measure my sliding glass door for shutters? Measuring your sliding patio door for plantation shutters is pretty simple. 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 door jamb. The width and length of the glass panes. But you don’t have to measure yourself; your installer can easily measure your sliding door for you for free during an in-home consultation. How much extra space do I need around a sliding glass door to install shutters? With new advances every day in shutter technology, we can design a custom set of shutters to match your sliding glass door, no matter the amount of space there is above or around it. How Are Sliding Shutters Designed? We start by measuring the dimensions of each segment of your glass door. Then we record whether there’s room on either side of the doors. This helps us figure out whether a bypass or bifold configuration should be used. We return to our shop and order the hand-built plantation shutters that fit your doors and configuration. Utilizing our advanced technology and custom design templates based on your door’s measurements, we design and build the sliding glass door shutters with the colors and finishes of your choosing. Our expert installers put up the sliding shutters on your sliding glass doors, making sure the louvers can be tilted and that the panels are adjustable. This provides you with a better view and simplifies cleaning your shutters. Find Your Sliding Door Shutter Solution If you’re not decided on what window treatment you need for your sliding glass door, don’t fret! We can help you find the right fit for your house when you take advantage of our free in-home shutter consultation. To set yours up, just call 305-520-7515 or fill out our form below.