The Different Styles of Patio Door Shutters in Denver

Gary Harding

A glass patio door can be an extremely interesting part of your home, if you take care of it. A large part of that is choosing how to cover the patio door to keep your privacy and adjust the lighting in your home.

By far the most fashionable and functional patio door window treatments are plantation shutters. And no matter if your patio door is a sliding door or french door, we can help you find a style of plantation shutter to match your patio door.

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Shutters for Patio French Doors

Plantation shutters are versatile, making them a perfect pairing for french doors that open up to your patio. For any kind of patio french door you might 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 located near the inside or the outside of the frame? Is it important to have a buffer so the doors don’t swing all the way open and hit the wall? Plantation shutters are perfect for any situation.

Don’t forget their other notable benefits. Plantation shutters offer unparalleled lighting control in your home, unlike curtains or blinds where you only have two choices: open or shut. Shutters also outlast every other window treatment, and can last just as long as your patio doors do. Shutters are also permanently attached to your french doors, so they won’t swing wildly when you open or close your doors. And with Sunburst’s premier faux wood Polywood® plantation shutters, you can get unrivaled energy efficiency, and that’s especially important given how much your patio doors can impact your home’s temperature.

Shutters for Sliding Patio Doors

Just like Denver french doors, sliding patio doors can vary, and it could get super hard to find a window treatment that matches your door exactly. Fortunately, shutters are custom-built to fit your sliding patio doors no matter how they open. Sliding door shutters have two different configurations: bypass or bifold.

Bypass Sliding Patio Door Shutters

With bypass patio door shutters, one panel slides on a track to give you access to the door.
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One of the biggest benefits of bypass patio shutters is that it doesn’t sacrifice privacy or lighting control or vice versa like you might with other window coverings. You can adjust the shutter louvers to any angle, letting light in without opening up your home interior to anyone who passes by.

Bypass shutters typically are made with fewer shutter panels than bifold shutters, giving you a more modern and sleek look to your patio door.

Bifold Sliding Patio Door Shutters

Like their name implies, bifold sliding door shutters fold in on themselves and fold away from your patio door. While not as common as bypass sliding door shutters, bifold shutters usually have more shutter panels, giving you more control over light since you have access to more individual louvers to adjust.

Frequently Asked Questions about Patio Door Shutters

How do I know if I should get bypass or bifold shutters for my patio door?

It mainly depends on the shape, size, and location of your sliding glass patio door. Your Sunburst Shutters professionals can help you find what will work best for your home.

Do I have enough room on my sliding door to install shutters?

In most cases, yes, there’s enough room. The reason why is that we can build a vast range of frame and mount configurations that can fit various kinds of sliding patio doors.

My french doors open in different directions – will that work with shutters?

As with sliding door shutters, french door shutters are built to your door’s exact needs. Sunburst Shutters Denver can help build you a mount and frame that will let your patio doors open fully.

Can shutters move away from my glass patio door to give me a full view outside?

They certainly can!

Will my door handle be in the way of shutters?

No, the Sunburst team can build shutters with custom made cut-outs that give you access to your door handle.

If I get shutters on my patio door, do I also need to cover my transom window?

Only if you want to cover the transom. The beauty of shutters is in how adaptable they are.

Are shutters durable enough to withstand pets scratching at the door?

There’s no window treatment that can completely get rid of scratch marks. But for unrivaled strength and durability, we recommend our Polywood plantation shutters.

Do shutters on my patio door help protect my flooring and furniture from fading?

Absolutely! With the fantastic light control offered by shutters comes the ultimate in UV protection. Your furniture, carpet, art on the wall on the wall and everything else inside will be kept safe from harsh UV light.

When putting in patio door shutters, is anything screwed into my floor?

No – all of our patio door shutters adhere to either the wall around the door or the door frame itself, depending on the style you go with.

Will plantation shutters sway in the breeze when I leave the door open?

Not a chance. Patio door shutters by Sunburst adhered to your door or frame solidly so that they won’t ever sway in the breeze, even if the door is wide open.

Get Your Patio Doors Looking Beautiful

Are you ready to up the style and usability of your patio doors? If so, Sunburst Shutters Denver wants to help. Get in touch with one of our window treatment pros by calling 720-538-0182 today or by filling out our online contact form below. We’ll get in touch soon set up a in-home consultation.