Bifold & Bypass Shutters for Austin Sliding Glass Doors Sliding doors in Austin are best served by interior shutters. Shutters protect your privacy, maintain your view, 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 work best for your sliding doors. The Austin plantation shutter pros at Sunburst offer two sliding door types: bypass and bifold. Let’s dive into the differences between them, and find out which one is right for your home. Bypass Shutters for Sliding Glass Doors in Austin The more prevalent of the two sliding door shutter layouts is bypass shutters. In this setup, two or more shutter panels slide on a track mounted above the door. The shutter panels are offset so one panel slides in front of the 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 doorframe to allow the shutter panel to completely slide away from the door. Keep in mind that with a usual set of bypass shutters, there will be a panel covering one pane of your sliding door all the time. Bypass shutters for sliding doors are also somewhat stronger than bifold shutters, since there are fewer articulation points that can become damaged or wear out. When to put in bypass sliding glass door shutters in Austin: When you might not have a lot of space in front of the door, or want a low maintenance but durable shutter on your sliding glass door. Bifold 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 view in front of your sliding glass door. When to choose bifold sliding glass door 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 range of motion and function by building a shutter and frame combo that seamlessly 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. Here 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 there’s no casing). The width of the interior jamb. 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 to install 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. Then we mark 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 cutting-edge technology and custom design templates based on your doors, we design and construct your home’s sliding glass door shutters with the colors and finishes of your choosing. Our expert installers mount the sliding shutters on your sliding glass doors, making sure the louvers can be tilted and also that the panels are movable. 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 you need 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.