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Bifold Bypass Shutters For Hartford Sliding Glass Doors

Indoor shutters are fantastic for sliding glass doors in Hartford. Shutters help maximize your privacy, block light, won’t sway like blinds or drapes, and can even outlast than the sliding door itself. If you’ve already decided on shutters for a sliding door, the only other thing to decide is what shutter configuration would best fit your sliding glass doors.

The Hartford plantation shutter experts at Sunburst offer two sliding door configurations: bypass and bifold. Here we’ll take a look at both shutter configurations, and help you determine which one is right for you.

Bypass Shutters For Glass Doors In Hartford

Plantation shutters on a sliding door

The more common of the two sliding door shutter options is the bypass configuration. In this setup, two or more shutter panels slide on a track mounted above a sliding glass door. The shutters are offset so one-panel slides in front of the other for easy operation of the door. Or if there’s some room next to your sliding door, the track can reach beyond the doorframe to let the shutter completely slide to the side.

Bypass shutters in a dining room
Bear in mind that with a usual bypass shutter configuration, you’ll have a shutter panel over one side of your sliding door at all times. Bypass sliding door shutters are also a lot more resilient than bifold shutters, because there are fewer articulation points that can get damaged or break.
Bifold shutters on sliding glass doors
When to put in bypass sliding door shutters in Hartford: When you might not have a huge amount of space in front of your door, or want a low maintenance but durable shutter on your sliding door.

Bi-fold Shutters For Sliding Glass Doors In Hartford

As the name implies, bifold shutters for sliding glass doors are ones that fold. Rather than two large, solid frames that slide back and forth on a track, bifold shutters are separated into smaller panels that fold inward, clearing the way in front of your door.

Reclaimed wood bifold shutters
When to choose bifold shutters If you want to stack panels off to the side of the door and you have enough space to the sides of 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 ensure that 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 for sliding door shutters?

Measuring your sliding glass door to fit shutters is fairly easy. Below 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 you have no casing).

  • The width of the jamb of the door.

  • The length and width of the glass panes.

But don’t feel like you have to measure it all on your own; your installer can easily measure your sliding door for you free of charge during your in-home consultation.

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

With the amount of customization we have over our different shutter builds, we’re able to build you a set of shutters to fit your sliding 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 length and width of each portion of your glass door. Then we note how much space there is next to the doors. This tells us if we should use a bypass or bifold configuration. Then, we return to our store and order the hand-crafted plantation shutters to fit those configurations. Taking advantage of state-of-the-art computer software and custom design templates based on the dimensions of your door, we design and build your home’s sliding glass door shutters with the colors and finishes you choose.

Our professional installers put up the sliding shutters on your sliding glass doors, double checking the louvers on the shutters can be opened and the panels are adjustable. This gives you a better view and easier cleaning.


Find A Solution For Your Sliding Glass Door

If you’re not decided on what window covering to get for your sliding glass door, no worries! The Sunburst Shutters Connecticut team can help you find the right fit for your house when you take advantage of our free in-home shutter consultation. To set yours up, simply call 860-266-5459 or use the form below.