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 protect your privacy and adjust the lighting in your home.
By far the best-looking and most 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.
French Door Patio Shutters
Plantation shutters are versatile, making them excellent for french patio doors. 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 too far open and hit the wall? Plantation shutters are the answer for 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 your doors. 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 contribute to 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 have two different configurations: bypass or bifold.
Bypass Sliding Patio Door Shutters
With bypass sliding door shutters, one shutter panel will slide off your door and in front of the other.
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, allowing light to come in without exposing your interior to the outside world.
Bypass shutters typically are built 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.
Frequently Asked Questions about Patio Door Shutters
How do I decide if I should get bypass or bifold shutters for my patio door?
It mainly hinges on the shape, size, and location of your sliding 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 most cases, yes, there’s enough room. The reason why is that we can build a wide array of mounting and shutter frame options that can fit different kinds of sliding patio doors.
My french doors open in opposite directions – is that a problem for 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 will let your patio doors open fully.
Can shutters fold away from my glass patio door so I can get a full view?
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?
With how adaptable shutters are, you’ll only have to worry about your transom if you want to.
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 the best overall performance and durability, your best bet is 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, floors, 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, sturdy and solid enough that they won’t ever sway in the breeze, even if the door is completely open.
Make Your Patio Doors Beautiful Inside And Out
Are you ready to treat your patio doors like the fantastic home features they are? 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.