Bypass & Bifold Shutters for Hartford Sliding Glass Doors

Plantation shutters are great for sliding doors in Hartford. Shutters improve your privacy, maintain your view, don’t sway like vertical blinds or curtains, and can even outlast than the sliding door itself. If you’ve already decided on sliding door shutters, the only other choice to make is what shutter configuration would work best for your sliding doors.

Your Hartford plantation shutter pros at Sunburst offer two sliding door types: bypass and bifold. Here we’ll dive into the differences between them, and settle on which one is right for your sliding doors.

Bypass Shutters for Sliding Doors in Hartford

Sliding Glass Door Shutter In Hartford

The more common of the two sliding door shutter layouts is bypass shutters. In this setup, two shutter panels slide on a track mounted above the door. The 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 extend past the doorframe to let the shutter completely slide away from the door.

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Remember that with a usual bypass shutter configuration, you’ll have a panel covering one pane of your sliding door at all times. Bypass sliding door shutters are also somewhat stronger than bifold builds, as there are fewer articulation points that can get damaged or break.
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When to choose bypass sliding glass door shutters in Hartford: When you may not have a lot of space in front of your door, or want a low maintenance but durable shutter on your sliding door.

Bifold Shutters for Sliding Glass Doors in Hartford

As the name implies, a bifold configuration for sliding door shutters allow the shutters to fold. Instead of two large, solid frames that slide back and forth on a track, sliding door shutters in a bifold build are separated into smaller panels that fold into each other, clearing the path in front of your sliding door.

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When to choose bifold sliding door shutters: When you want to be able to move your shutters completely off to the side of the door and you have enough space beside the door for the shutters to collapse.

Sliding Glass Door Shutter FAQs

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

Yes! We’ll ensure that your sliding doors keep their functionality and full range of motion by designing a set of shutters that perfectly fits your door frame.

How do I measure my sliding glass door for shutters?

Measuring your sliding door for plantation 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 door jamb.

  • The height and width of the sliding glass panes.

But don’t feel like you have to measure it all on your own; your installer will be happy to measure your sliding door for you at no charge during an in-home consultation.

How much room do I need around a sliding glass door to install shutters?

With the amount of customization we have over our different shutter builds, 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?

To begin, we measure the length and width of each section of your glass door. We also mark how much space there is next to the doors. This tells us if we should use a bypass or bifold configuration. We return to our office and order the hand-crafted plantation shutters that fit your doors and configuration. Using a combination of cutting-edge computer software and customized design templates based on your doors, we design and build your home’s sliding glass door shutters ,integrating the finishes and colors of your choosing.

Our expert installers install the sliding shutters on your sliding glass doors, double checking the louvers can open and also that the panels are movable. This offers you an open view and easier cleaning.

Find Your Sliding Door Shutter Solution

If you’re unsure what window treatment to get for your sliding glass door, don’t worry! We can help you find the right fit for your home during our free in-home shutter consultation. To schedule yours, simply call 860-266-5459 or fill out our form below.