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Bypass Bifold Shutters For Raleigh Sliding Glass Doors

Sliding glass doors in Raleigh are the perfect partner for interior shutters. Shutters improve your privacy, block light, don’t sway like blinds or shades, and can even last longer than the sliding door itself. If you’ve already decided on shutters for a sliding door, the next choice to make is what kind of shutters would work best for your sliding doors.

The Raleigh plantation shutter pros at Sunburst offer two sliding door configurations: bypass and bifold. Let’s compare the two, and find out which one is right for you.

Bypass Shutters For Glass Doors In Raleigh

Plantation shutters on a sliding door

The more prevalent of the two sliding door shutter builds is the bypass configuration. For bypass shutters, 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 access to the door. Or if the sliding door has room to the side, the track can reach past the door to let the shutter completely slide to the side.

Bypass shutters in a dining room
Remember that with a typical bypass shutter configuration, there will be a shutter panel over one side of your sliding glass door at all times. Bypass shutters for sliding doors are also a lot stronger than bifold builds, because there are fewer moving parts that can become damaged or wear out.
Bifold shutters on sliding glass doors
When to put in bypass sliding door shutters in Raleigh: When you don’t have a lot of space in front of your door, or want an easy to use but durable shutter on your sliding door.

Bi-fold Shutters For Sliding Doors In Raleigh

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

Reclaimed wood bifold shutters
When to choose bifold shutters If you want to be able to move your shutters completely to one side of the door and you have adequate space to the sides of the door for the shutters to fold.

Sliding Glass Door Shutter FAQs

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

Yes! We’ll ensure that your sliding doors keep their range of motion and function by designing a shutter and frame combo that exactly fits your specific sliding door.

How do I measure for sliding door shutters?

Measuring your sliding glass door to fit shutters is straightforward. These are typically the measurements you’ll want to get:

  • 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 interior 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 can easily measure your sliding door for you for free during your in-home consultation.

How much room do I need around my sliding door to put in shutters?

With new configurations in our sliding door shutters and frames, we can design a set of shutters to fit your sliding door, no matter how much space there is above or around it.


How Do We Design Sliding Shutters?

We start by measuring the width and length of each section of your glass door. Then we note whether there’s room on either side of the doors. This helps us figure out if we should use a bypass or bifold configuration. We return to our shop and order the hand-crafted plantation shutters to use on your doors. Taking advantage of advanced technology and design templates based on your doors, we design and build the sliding glass door shutters ,adding the colors and finishes of your choosing.

Our expert installers mount the sliding shutters on your sliding glass doors, double checking that the louvers can be opened and the panels are movable. This gives you an open view and shutters that are easy to clean.


Find A Solution For Your Sliding Glass Door

If you’re unsure 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 space when you take advantage of our free in-home shutter consultation. To schedule yours, simply call 919-887-9198 or fill out our form below.