Bifold & Bypass Shutters for Jacksonville Sliding Glass Doors Interior shutters are fantastic for sliding doors in Jacksonville. Shutters protect your privacy, maintain your view, won’t sway like blinds or shades, and can even outlast than the sliding door itself. If you’ve already decided on sliding door shutters, the only other choice to make is what kind of shutters would work best for your sliding doors. The Jacksonville plantation shutter experts at Sunburst offer two sliding door builds: bypass and bifold. Here we’ll dive into the differences between them, and help you determine which one is right for your doors. Bypass Shutters for Jacksonville Sliding Glass Doors The more prevalent of the two sliding door shutter layouts is bypass shutters. In this setup, two shutter panels slide on a track mounted above a sliding glass door. The panels are offset so the panels slide over each other for easy operation of the door. Or if the sliding door has room to the side, the track can reach past the door to allow the shutter panel to completely slide out from in front of the glass door. Keep in mind that with a usual bypass sliding door shutter, there will be a shutter panel over one side of your sliding door all the time. Bypass shutters for sliding doors are also somewhat more resilient than bifold shutters, since there are fewer moving parts that can become damaged or break. When to put in bypass sliding glass door shutters in Jacksonville: When you might not have a huge amount of space in front of your door, or want a low maintenance but durable shutter on your sliding door. Bifold Shutters for Sliding Glass Doors in Jacksonville As the name might tell you, bifold shutters for sliding glass doors are ones that fold. Instead of two large, solid shutter panels that slide back and forth on a rail, sliding door shutters in a bifold build are separated into smaller panels that fold inward, clearing the way in front of your sliding glass door. When to choose bifold sliding glass door shutters: If you want to stack panels to one side of the door and you have enough space beside the door for the shutters to fold. Sliding Door Shutter FAQs Will I still be able to open and close my sliding glass door if I put in shutters? Yes! We’ll make sure your sliding doors retain their range of motion and function by designing a set of shutters that seamlessly fits your specific sliding door. How do I measure for sliding door shutters? Measuring your sliding door to fit shutters is fairly easy. These are typically the measurements you’ll need to take: The height from the top of the door casing to the floor. The width of the door jamb. The width and length of the glass panes. But don’t worry too much about getting those measurements; your installer will be happy to measure your sliding door for you free of charge during your in-home consultation. How much room do I need around my sliding door to put in shutters? With new advances every day in shutter technology, we can build you a custom set of shutters to match your sliding glass door, regardless of how much space you have above or around it. How Are Sliding Shutters Built? We start by measuring the width and length of each segment of your glass door. We also record whether there’s room on either side of the doors. This helps us figure out if we should use a bypass or bifold configuration. Then, we head back to our office and order the hand-crafted plantation shutters to fit those configurations. Using a combination of cutting-edge technology and custom design templates based on your doors, we design and build the sliding glass door shutters ,integrating the finishes and colors of your choosing. Our expert installers install the sliding shutters on your sliding glass doors, double checking the louvers on the shutters can open and that the panels are movable. This gives you an open view and easier cleaning. Find Your Sliding Door Shutter Solution If you’re unsure what window treatment to get for your sliding glass door, don’t worry! Our team can help you find the right fit for your home during our free in-home shutter consultation. To schedule yours, just call 904-289-1663 or fill out our form below.