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 both shutter configurations, and find out which one is right for your space.
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 shutters 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 reach past the doorframe to allow the shutter panel to completely slide to the side.
Keep in mind that with almost every bypass sliding door shutter, there will be a panel covering one side of your sliding door at all times. Bypass shutters for sliding doors are also a lot stronger than bifold builds, because there are fewer moving parts that can become damaged or break.
When to put in bypass sliding 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.
Bi-fold 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 panels 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 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 seamlessly fits your door frame.
How do I measure my sliding glass door for shutters?
Measuring your sliding glass 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 free of charge during an in-home consultation.
How much extra space do I need around a sliding glass door for shutters?
With new advances every day in shutter technology, we can design a custom set of shutters to fit your sliding glass door, no matter how much space there is above or around it.
How Do We Design Sliding Shutters?
We start by measuring the length and width of each portion of your glass door. Then we record how much space there is next to the doors. This allows us to figure out if a bypass or a bifold configuration is best. Then, we go back 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 doors, we design and construct the sliding glass door shutters ,adding 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 opened 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 might be best for your sliding glass door, that’s okay! The Sunburst Shutters Miami team 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.