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Bifold Bypass Shutters For Austin Sliding Glass Doors

Indoor shutters are the best treatment for sliding doors in Austin. Shutters protect your privacy, block light, won’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 next choice to make is what shutter configuration would best fit your sliding glass doors.

The Austin plantation shutter pros at Sunburst offer two sliding door builds: bypass and bifold. Let’s dive into the differences between them, and find out which one is right for your doors.

Bypass Shutters For Sliding In Austin

Plantation shutters on a sliding door

The more popular of the two sliding door shutter builds is bypass shutters. In this setup, two or more shutter panels slide on a track mounted above your sliding door. The shutter panels are offset so one-panel slides in front of the other for easy operation of the door. Or if the sliding door has room to the side, the track can reach past the doorframe to allow the shutter panel to completely slide away from the door.

Bypass shutters in a dining room
Remember that with a usual bypass sliding door shutter, there will be a panel covering one pane of your sliding 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 become damaged or wear out.
Bifold shutters on sliding glass doors
When to put in bypass sliding door shutters in Austin: When you may not have a lot of space in front of the door, or want a low maintenance but durable shutter on your sliding glass door.

Bi-fold Shutters For Sliding Glass Doors In Austin

As the name implies, bifold shutters for sliding glass doors are ones that fold. Rather than two big, solid panels that slide back and forth on a track, sliding door shutters in a bifold build are built with smaller panels that fold into each other, clearing the path in front of your sliding glass door.

Reclaimed wood bifold shutters
When to choose bifold shutters When you want to stack panels off to the side of the door and you have adequate space beside the door for the shutters to operate.

Sliding Door Shutter FAQs

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

Yes! We’ll make sure your sliding doors retain their functionality and full range of motion by building a shutter and frame combo that perfectly fits your specific sliding door.

How do I measure my sliding glass door for shutters?

Measuring your sliding patio door to fit shutters is pretty simple. These are typically the measurements you’ll need to take:

  • The height from the top of the door casing to the floor.

  • The width of the jamb of the door.

  • The width and length of the glass panes.

But don’t feel like you have to measure it all on your own; your installation team will be happy to measure your sliding door for you free of charge during your in-home consultation.

How much extra space do I need around my sliding door for shutters?

With new advances every day in shutter technology, we’re able to design a custom set of shutters to match your sliding glass door, regardless of how much space you have above or around it.


How Are Sliding Shutters Built?

The first thing we do is measure the width and length of each portion of your glass door. We also record if there’s room next to the doors. This tells us 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 state-of-the-art technology and customized design templates based on your doors, we design and construct your home’s sliding glass door shutters with the colors and finishes you hand-picked.

Our expert installers install the sliding shutters on your sliding glass doors, making sure the louvers can be opened and also that the panels are adjustable. This offers you an open view and simplifies cleaning your shutters.


Find Your Sliding Door Shutter Solution

If you’re not decided on what kind of shutters might be best for your sliding glass door, don’t worry! Our team can help you find the right fit for your home when you take advantage of our free in-home shutter consultation. To set yours up, simply call 512-549-6077 or use the form below.