The Different Types of Patio Door Shutters in New Brunswick

Mike Horn

Your patio door can 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 preserve your privacy and adjust the lighting in your home.

By far the most attractive and functional window treatments for patio doors are plantation shutters. And regardless of whether your patio door is a french door or sliding glass door, there’s a style of plantation shutter to accentuate your patio door.

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French Door Patio Shutters

Plantation shutters are superb for french doors that open up to your patio because they’re so multi-faceted. For every style of french patio door, we can make a set of plantation shutters to fit them.

Is one door stationary or do both french doors open? Are the handles located near 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 the wall? Interior shutters are what you need in any situation.

Not to mention their other huge benefits. Interior shutters offer unparalleled lighting control in your home, unlike drapes or blinds that only give you: closed or open. Shutters also outlast any other window covering, and will last as long as your french patio do. Shutters are also permanently attached to your french doors, so they don’t swing open when you open or close the door. And with Sunburst’s patented faux wood Polywood® plantation shutters, you can get unrivaled energy efficiency, which is particularly important given how much your patio doors can play a part in the temperature in your home.

Sliding Patio Door Shutters

Like New Brunswick french doors, sliding patio doors can have a lot of variation, and it could get somewhat hard to find a window treatment that works with how your doors slide. Luckily, plantation shutters are custom-made to fit exactly how your sliding patio doors work. Sliding door shutters will fall under one of two types: bypass or bifold.

Bypass Sliding Patio Door Shutters

With bypass patio door shutters, one or more shutter panel slides on a rail to give you access to the door.
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One of the biggest benefits of bypass shutters for a patio door is that you don’t have to sacrifice privacy or lighting control or vice versa like you might with other window coverings. You can adjust the shutter louvers to a certain angle, without exposing your interior to the outside world.

Bypass shutters usually are made with fewer shutter panels than bifold shutters, giving you a sleeker and more modern style for your patio door.

Bifold Sliding Patio Door Shutters

As you can gather from the name, 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 effective light control since you have access to more individual louvers to adjust.

Patio Door Shutter FAQs

How do I figure out if I should get bypass or bifold shutters for my patio door?

It mainly hinges on the shape, size, and location of your sliding glass patio door. Your Sunburst Shutters professionals can help you find which is best for your space.

Do I have enough room on my sliding door to put in shutters?

In almost every single case, yes, you’ll have enough room. The reason why is that we can build a wide array of mounting and shutter frame options that can fit different styles of sliding patio doors.

My french doors open in opposite directions – will that work with shutters?

As with sliding door shutters, french door shutters are made to your exact needs. Sunburst Shutters New Brunswick is able to create a frame and mounting that won’t interfere with how your patio doors operate.

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


Will my door handle get in the way of installing shutters?

No, the Sunburst team can build shutters with custom made cut-outs that give you access to your door handle.

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

Only if you want to cover the transom. One of the best things about shutters is how adaptable they are.

Are shutters durable enough to survive pets scratching at the door?

There’s no window treatment that can completely get rid of scratch marks. But for unrivaled strength and durability, we recommend our Polywood plantation shutters.

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

Absolutely! With the unrivaled light control offered by shutters comes the ultimate in UV protection. Your belongings, flooring, photos on the wall and everything else inside will be guarded from harsh light.

When installing patio door shutters, is anything screwed into the floor?

Not at all – all of our patio door shutters adhere to either the door frame itself or the wall around the door, depending on the frame and mount you get.

Will patio door shutters sway in the wind if my door is open?

Not a chance. Patio door shutters by Sunburst heavy enough, sturdy enough, and constructed solidly enough that they won’t ever sway in the breeze, even if the door is ajar.

Make Your Patio Doors Beautiful Inside And Out

Are you ready to up the style and usability of your patio doors? If so, Sunburst Shutters New Brunswick can help. Get in touch with Sunburst by calling 732-301-6168 today or just use the contact form below. We’ll be in touch to set up a free consultation.