Bypass & Bifold Shutters for Tampa Sliding Glass Doors Indoor shutters are great for sliding doors in Tampa. Shutters improve your privacy, control lighting, don’t sway like blinds or shades, and can even 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. Let’s take a look at what makes each unique, 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, multiple 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 bypass sliding door shutter, you’ll have a shutter panel over one pane of your sliding glass door all the time. Bypass sliding door shutters are also somewhat stronger than bifold shutters, since 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. Bifold Shutters for Sliding Glass Doors in Tampa As the name might tell you, 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 sliding door 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. These are typically 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 don’t fret if you don’t want to measure; 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 to install 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. Then we record whether there’s room on either side of the doors. This helps us figure out whether a bypass or bifold configuration should be used. We head back to our office and order the hand-crafted plantation shutters to use on your doors. Utilizing our advanced technology and customized design templates based on your doors, we design and construct 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 easier cleaning. Find A Solution For Your Sliding Glass Door If you’re unsure what kind of shutters to get for your sliding glass door, don’t worry! Our team can help you find the right fit for your space during our free in-home shutter consultation. To schedule yours, just call 813-580-7288 or fill out our form below.