Bypass & Bifold Shutters for Raleigh Sliding Glass Doors Sliding glass doors in Raleigh are the perfect partner for plantation shutters. Shutters help maximize your privacy, maintain your view, don’t sway like blinds or curtains, 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. Here we’ll compare the two, and find out which one is right for you. Bypass Shutters for Sliding Doors in Raleigh The more prevalent of the two sliding door shutter layouts 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 you have room to the side of your sliding door, the track can reach past the door to allow the shutter panel to completely slide to the side. Remember that with almost every bypass shutter configuration, you’ll have a shutter panel over one pane of your sliding glass door all the time. Bypass shutters for sliding doors are also much stronger than bifold builds, since there are fewer moving parts that can become damaged or wear out. 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. Bifold 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 frames that slide on a track, sliding door shutters in a bifold build are built with smaller panels that fold inward, clearing the path in front of your sliding door. When to choose bifold sliding glass door shutters: If you want to be able to move your shutters completely to one side of the door and you have adequate space on either side of the door for the shutters to collapse. 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 retain 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 fairly easy. 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 Are Sliding Shutters Designed? We start by measuring the width and length of each section of your glass door. We also note how much space there is next to the doors. This allows us to figure out if we should use a bypass or bifold configuration. We go back 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 construct 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 tilted 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 you need for your sliding glass door, don’t worry! Our team can help you find the right fit for your house 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.