Interior shutters are fantastic for sliding doors in Tampa. Shutters help maximize your privacy, control lighting, don’t sway like vertical blinds or shades, and will probably outlast than the sliding door itself. If you’ve already decided on sliding door shutters, the only other decision to make is what shutter configuration would work best for your sliding doors.
Your Tampa plantation shutter pros
at Sunburst offer two sliding door configurations: bypass and bifold. Here we’ll take a look at both shutter configurations, and settle on which one is right for you.
Bypass Shutters For Sliding Glass Doors In Tampa
The more common of the two sliding glass door shutter builds is bypass shutters. In this setup, two or more shutter panels slide on a track mounted above the door. The shutters are offset so the panels slide over each other for access to the door. Or if there’s some room next to your sliding door, the track can extend past the doorframe to let the shutter completely slide out from in front of the glass door.
Bear in mind that with almost every set of bypass shutters, you’ll have a shutter panel over one pane of your sliding glass door all the time. Bypass shutters for sliding doors are also somewhat more resilient than bifold shutters, because there are fewer articulation points that can get damaged or break.
When to put in bypass sliding door shutters in Tampa: When you don’t have a lot of space in front of the door, or want an easy to use but durable shutter for your sliding glass door.
Bi-fold Shutters For Sliding Glass Doors In Tampa
As the name suggests, bifold shutters for sliding glass doors are ones that fold. Rather than two large, solid panels that slide back and forth on a rail, bifold shutters are built with smaller panels that fold into each other, 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 to one side of the door and you have adequate space beside the door for the shutters to fold.
Sliding Glass Door Shutter FAQs
Will I lose any functionality out of my sliding glass door if I install shutters?
Not at all. We’ll ensure that your sliding doors retain their range of motion and function by designing a set of shutters that exactly fits your specific sliding door.
How do I measure for sliding door shutters?
Measuring your sliding door for plantation shutters isn’t hard at all. Here are the measurements you’ll want to get:
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 height and width of the sliding glass panes.
But you don’t have to measure yourself; your installation team will be happy to measure your sliding door for you at no charge during your in-home consultation.
How much room do I need around my sliding door for shutters?
With new configurations in our sliding door shutters and frames, we’re able to build you a set of shutters to fit your sliding door, regardless of 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 portion of your glass door. We also record how much space there is next to the doors. This helps us figure out if a bypass or a bifold configuration is best. Then, we head back to our office and order the hand-fashioned plantation shutters to use on your doors. Utilizing our advanced technology and customized design templates based on your doors, we design and build your sliding glass door shutters ,integrating the finishes and colors you choose.
Our skilled installers mount the sliding shutters on your sliding glass doors, making sure that the louvers can be opened and the panels are movable. This offers you a wonderful view and shutters that are easy to clean.
Find A Solution For Your Sliding Glass Door
If you’re unsure what window treatment to get for your sliding glass door, don’t worry! Our team can help you find the right fit for your house during our free in-home shutter consultation. To schedule yours, just call 813-580-7288
or fill out our form below.