The Different Types of Patio Door Shutters in Hartford10/29/2015Holly Perron A glass patio door can be one of the most stylish and attractive windows in your home, if you treat it right. A big part of doing so is choosing a window treatment for your patio door to keep your privacy and adjust the lighting in your home. Far and away the most attractive and effective window treatments for patio doors are plantation shutters. And regardless of whether your patio door is a sliding door or french door, we can help you find a shutter style perfectly suited to your setup. Shutters for Patio French Doors Plantation shutters are adaptable, making them a great partner for french doors that open up to your patio. For any type of french patio door you have, our team can build a set of plantation shutters to fit them. Does just one door open, or both french doors? Are the door handles near the inside or the outside of the doorframe? Do you want a buffer so that the doors don’t swing too far open and hit your wall? Plantation shutters are the solution for any situation. And that’s without mentioning their other notable benefits. Shutters offer unparalleled lighting control in your home, unlike curtains or blinds where you only have two choices: closed or open. Shutters will also outlast every other window treatment, and will last as long as your french patio do. Shutters are also installed right onto your doors, so they won’t sway wildly when you open or close the door. And with our patented faux wood Polywood® plantation shutters, you’ll get unrivaled energy efficiency, and that’s particularly important given how much your patio doors can play a part in your home’s temperature. Shutters for Sliding Patio Doors Similar to Hartford french doors, sliding patio doors come in different styles, and it can get somewhat hard to find a window treatment that works with how your doors slide. Fortunately, interior shutters are custom-made to fit your sliding patio doors without a hitch. Sliding door shutters have two different configurations: bypass or bifold. Bypass Sliding Patio Door Shutters With bypass sliding door shutters, one shutter panel slides out from in front of your door and in front of the other. The best part of bypass shutters for a patio door is that it doesn’t sacrifice control over your lighting when you want privacy like you might with other window coverings. You can adjust the shutter louvers to any angle, allowing light to come in without opening up your home interior to anyone who passes by. Bypass shutters typically come in fewer shutter panels than bifold shutters, giving you a a cleaner and more modern look to your patio door. Bifold Sliding Patio Door Shutters As you can gather from the name, bifold sliding door shutters fold in on themselves and fold away from your sliding door. While a little more uncommon compared to bypass shutters, bifold shutters give you more shutter panels, giving you more effective light control since you can adjust more individual louvers. Patio Door Shutter Frequently Asked Questions How do I know if I want bypass or bifold shutters for my patio door? It mainly hinges on the shape, size, and location of your sliding door. Your Sunburst pro can help you figure out which is best for your house. Do I have enough room on my sliding door to put in shutters? In just about any case, yes, there’s enough room. The reason why is that there are a vast range of frame and mount builds that can fit various styles of sliding patio doors. My french doors open in different directions – is that an issue for shutters? As with sliding door shutters, french door shutters are custom-made to your door’s exact specifications. Sunburst Shutters Hartford is able to create a frame and mounting that will let your patio doors open fully. Can shutters stack away from my glass patio door to allow full glass views? They certainly can! Will my door handle be in the way of shutters? No, the Sunburst team can build shutters with custom cut-outs, which wrap around the door handle, giving you full access to it at all times. If I install shutters on my patio door, do I also need to cover my transom window? Only if you want to cover the transom. One of the best things about shutters is how customizable they are. Are shutters durable enough to withstand pets scratching at the door? No treatment can completely get rid of scuffs from pets. But for the best overall performance and durability, your best bet is Polywood plantation shutters. Do shutters on my patio door help protect my flooring and furniture from fading? They sure will! With the total light control of plantation shutters comes the ultimate in sun protection. Your belongings, floors, photos on the wall and everything else inside will be guarded from harsh UV light. When installing patio door shutters, will you have to screw anything into my floor? No way – all of our patio door shutters adhere to either the door frame itself or the wall around the door, depending on the frame and mount you get. Will plantation shutters sway in the wind when the door isn’t shut? No worries here. Plantation shutters on a sliding patio door are heavy enough, sturdy enough, and constructed solidly enough that there’s never any wavering or swaying in the breeze, even when the door is ajar. Time to Make Your Patio Doors Shine Brighter Are you ready to let your patio doors reach their full fashion potential? If so, Sunburst Shutters Hartford wants to help. Drop us a line by calling 860-266-5459 today or just use the contact form below. We’ll get in touch soon schedule your in-home consultation.