Bypass & Bifold Shutters For New Brunswick Sliding Glass Doors

Sliding glass doors in New Brunswick are the perfect partner for interior shutters. Shutters protect your privacy, block light, won’t sway like blinds or panel tracks, and will probably last longer than the sliding door itself. If you’ve already decided on shutters for a sliding door, the next thing to decide is what shutter configuration would look best with the sliding glass doors in your space.

The New Brunswick plantation shutter pros at Sunburst offer two sliding door types: bypass and bifold. Here we’ll dive into the differences between them, and find out which one is right for your doors.
 
 
 

Bypass Shutters For Sliding Glass Doors In New Brunswick

Plantation shutters on a sliding door

The more prevalent of the two sliding glass door shutter builds is bypass shutters. In this setup, multiple shutter panels slide on a track mounted above your sliding door. The shutters are offset so the panels slide over each 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 door to let the shutter completely slide out from in front of the glass door.

Bypass shutters in a dining room
 
Remember that with a typical bypass sliding door shutter, you’ll have a shutter panel covering one side of your sliding door all the time. Sliding glass door shutters in a bypass build are also somewhat more durable than bifold builds, since there are fewer articulation points that can become damaged or wear out.
 
Bifold shutters on sliding glass doors
 
When to choose bypass sliding door shutters in New Brunswick: When you may not have a huge amount of space in front of the door, or want a low maintenance but long-lasting shutter on your sliding door.
 
 

Bi-fold Shutters For Sliding Doors In New Brunswick

As the name might tell you, bifold shutters for sliding glass doors are ones that fold. Instead of two big, solid shutter panels that slide back and forth on a rail, bifold shutters are separated into smaller panels that fold into each other, clearing the way in front of your sliding door.

Reclaimed wood bifold shutters
 
When to put in bifold shutters When you want to stack panels to one side of the door and you have adequate space on either side of the door for the shutters to operate.
 
 

Sliding Glass Door Shutter FAQs

Will I still be able to open and close my sliding door if I install shutters?

Yes! We’ll ensure that your sliding doors keep their range of motion and function by building a set of shutters that seamlessly fits your specific sliding door.

How do I measure my sliding glass door for shutters?

Measuring your sliding door to fit shutters isn’t hard at all. Below 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 you have no casing).

  • The width of the jamb of the door.

  • The width and length of the sliding glass panes.

But don’t feel like you have to measure it all on your own; your installation team can easily measure your sliding door for you free of charge during your 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 door, no matter the amount of space there is above or around it.

 

How Are Sliding Shutters Built?

We begin by measuring the length and width of each section of your glass door. Then we mark whether there’s room on either side of the doors. This helps us figure out if a bypass or a bifold configuration is best. We return to our store and order the hand-fashioned plantation shutters that fit your doors and configuration. Using a combination of cutting-edge computer software and custom design templates based on your doors, we design and build the sliding glass door shutters ,integrating the finishes and colors you choose.

Our professional installers mount the sliding shutters on your sliding glass doors, double checking that the louvers can be opened and also that the panels are mobile. This provides you with a wonderful view and easier cleaning.

 

Find A Solution For Your Sliding Glass Door

If you’re unsure what window treatment you need for your sliding glass door, no worries! Our team can help you find the right fit for your home during our free in-home shutter consultation. To schedule yours, just call 732-301-6168 or use the form below.
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