Bypass & Bifold Shutters for New Brunswick Sliding Glass Doors Sliding glass doors in New Brunswick are the perfect partner for plantation 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 The more popular of the two sliding glass door shutter layouts 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 the sliding door has room to the side, the track can reach past the door to let the shutter completely slide out from in front of the glass door. 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, because there are fewer articulation points that can become damaged or wear out. When to choose bypass sliding door shutters in New Brunswick: When you may not have a large amount of space in front of the door, or want a low maintenance but long-lasting shutter on your sliding door. Bifold 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. When to put in bifold sliding glass door 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 perfectly 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 length and width of the 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 to install 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 record how much space there is next to the doors. This helps us figure out if a bypass or a bifold configuration is best. We return to our office 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 door’s measurements, 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, ensuring that the louvers can be tilted 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 kind of shutters 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.