Bypass & Bifold Shutters for Denver Sliding Glass Doors Sliding doors in Denver are best served by plantation shutters. Shutters improve your privacy, maintain your view, won’t sway like vertical blinds or panel tracks, and may even outlast than the sliding door itself. If you’ve already decided on shutters for a sliding door, the only other decision to make is what shutter configuration would best fit your sliding glass doors. Your Denver plantation shutter pros at Sunburst offer two sliding door configurations: bypass and bifold. Here we’ll take a look at what makes each unique, and find out which one is right for your sliding doors. Bypass Shutters for Sliding Glass Doors in Denver The more popular of the two sliding door shutter builds is bypass shutters. In this setup, two or more shutter panels slide on a track mounted above your sliding door. The shutter panels 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 out from in front of the glass door. Remember that with a usual bypass shutter configuration, you’ll have a panel over one side of your sliding door at all times. Bypass sliding door shutters are also a lot stronger than bifold shutters, because there are fewer articulation points that can become damaged or break. When to choose bypass sliding door shutters in Denver: When you don’t have a lot of space in front of the door, or want a low maintenance but durable shutter for your sliding door. Bifold Shutters for Sliding Glass Doors in Denver As the name might tell you, bifold shutters for sliding glass doors are ones that fold. Rather than two big, solid frames that slide on a rail, sliding door shutters in a bifold build are separated into smaller panels that fold into each other, clearing the way in front of your sliding door. When to put in 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 operate. Sliding Glass Door Shutter FAQs Will I lose any functionality out of my sliding door if I put in shutters? Not at all. We’ll make sure your sliding doors retain their functionality and full range of motion by designing a shutter and frame combo that exactly fits your specific sliding door. How do I measure my sliding glass door for shutters? Measuring your sliding patio door for plantation shutters is fairly easy. These are typically the measurements you’ll want to get: 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 you don’t have to measure yourself; your installation team will be happy to measure your sliding door for you free of charge during an in-home consultation. How much extra space do I need around a sliding glass door to put in shutters? With new advances every day in shutter technology, we’re able to design a custom set of shutters to match your sliding glass door, no matter the amount of space there is above or around it. How Are Sliding Shutters Built? To begin, we measure the width and length of each portion of your glass door. Then we mark if there’s room next to the doors. This tells us if a bypass or a bifold configuration is best. We return to our shop and order the hand-built plantation shutters to fit those configurations. Utilizing our advanced computer software and customized design templates based on the dimensions of your door, we design and build the sliding glass door shutters with the finishes and colors you choose. Our skilled installers mount the sliding shutters on your sliding glass doors, making sure the louvers on the shutters can be opened and also that the panels are adjustable. This provides you with a better view and simplifies cleaning your shutters. Find A Solution For Your Sliding Glass Door If you’re still not sure what window covering might be best for your sliding glass door, don’t worry! The Sunburst Shutters Denver team can help you find the right fit for your space during our free in-home shutter consultation. To set yours up, just call 720-538-0182 or fill out our form below.