The Different Styles of Patio Door Shutters in Jacksonville10/29/2015Kevin McCormack Your patio door could be one of the most stylish and attractive windows in your home, if you treat it right. A big part of that is choosing how to cover the patio door to preserve your privacy and control for light. By far the best-looking and most effective window treatments for patio doors are plantation shutters. And whether your patio door is a french door or sliding glass door, there’s a shutter style to match your patio door. Shutters for Patio French Doors Plantation shutters are adaptable, which makes them fantastic for french patio doors. For every type of french patio door you have, Sunburst can build a set of plantation shutters for you. Does just one door open, or both french doors? Are the handles near the inside or the outside of the doorframe? Is it important to have a buffer so the doors don’t swing open too far and hit the wall? Plantation shutters are the answer for any situation. Not to mention their other vast benefits. Shutters offer complete light control, unlike drapes or shades that only give you: open or shut. Shutters also outlive any other window covering, and can last just as long as your patio doors do. Shutters are also affixed directly to your patio doors, so they won’t swing open when you open or close the door. And with Sunburst’s patented faux wood Polywood® plantation shutters, you’ll get unrivaled energy efficiency, and that’s particularly important given how much your patio doors can play a part in the temperature in your home. Shutters for Sliding Patio Doors Similar to Jacksonville french doors, sliding glass patio doors can have a lot of variation, and it might be a little hard to find a window treatment that works in tandem with your sliding patio door. Luckily, interior shutters are custom-made to fit your sliding patio doors no matter how they open. Sliding door shutters fall under one of two categories: bypass or bifold. Bypass Sliding Patio Door Shutters A bypass sliding door shutter has panels that slide over one another, much like the sliding door itself. One of the biggest benefits of bypass shutters for a patio door is that you don’t have to sacrifice light control when you want privacy like you might with other window coverings. You can adjust the shutter louvers to a certain angle, letting light in without letting the outside world get an open view of the inside of your home. Bypass shutters typically come in fewer shutter panels than bifold shutters, resulting in a sleeker and more modern style for your patio door. Bifold Sliding Patio Door Shutters As you can gather from the name, bifold sliding door shutters fold in on themselves and fold away from your patio door. While a little more uncommon compared to bypass shutters, bifold shutters have more shutter panels, giving you more effective light control since you can adjust more individual louvers. Frequently Asked Questions about Patio Door Shutters How do I decide if I want bypass or bifold shutters for my patio door? It mainly hinges on the shape, size, and location of your sliding glass patio door. Your Sunburst Shutters professionals can help you figure out which is best for your home. Is there enough room around my sliding door to put in shutters? In almost every single case, yes, there will be enough space. That’s because there are a vast range of mounting and shutter frame builds that can fit different styles of sliding patio doors. My french doors open in different directions – will that work with shutters? Just like with sliding door shutters, french door shutters are made to your door’s exact specifications. Sunburst Shutters Jacksonville can help build you a mount and frame that will let your patio doors open fully. Can shutters stack away from my glass patio door so I can get a full view? Absolutely! Will my door handle get in the way of installing shutters? No, our expert team is able to build shutters with cut-outs which make room for your door handle. If I install shutters on my patio door, do I also need to cover my transom window? Only if that’s what you want to do. One of the best things about shutters is how customizable they are. Will shutters handle my pets scratching at the door? No treatment can eliminate scuffs from pets. But for the best overall performance and durability, we recommend our Polywood plantation shutters. Do shutters on my patio door help protect my flooring and furniture from fading? They sure will! With the unmatched light control of plantation shutters comes the ultimate in sun protection. Your furniture, floors, art on the wall on the wall and everything else inside will be protected from harsh UV light. When installing patio door shutters, is anything screwed into my floor? Not at all – no matter what style of patio door shutters you choose, they adhere to either the door frame itself or the wall around the door, depending on the style you get. Will bypass shutters on my patio door sway in the wind when the door isn’t shut? No worries here. Plantation shutters on a sliding patio door are adhered to your door or frame solidly so that they won’t ever sway in the wind, even if the door is completely open. Get Your Patio Doors Looking Beautiful Are you ready to treat your patio doors like the awesome home features they are? If so, Sunburst Shutters Jacksonville can help. Get in touch with Sunburst by calling 904-289-1663 today or just use the contact form below. We’ll be in touch to set up a free consultation.