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Bifold Bypass Shutters For Fort Myers Sliding Glass Doors

Sliding doors in Fort Myers are the perfect partner for interior shutters. Shutters improve your privacy, block light, won’t sway like vertical blinds or panel tracks, and will probably outlast than the sliding door itself. If you’ve already decided on sliding door shutters, the only other thing to decide is what shutter configuration would best fit your sliding glass doors.

Your Fort Myers plantation shutter experts at Sunburst offer two sliding door types: bypass and bifold. We’ll compare the two, and find out which one is right for your sliding doors.

Bypass Shutters For Sliding In Fort Myers

Plantation shutters on a sliding door

The more prevalent of the two sliding door shutter layouts is bypass shutters. In this setup, multiple shutter panels slide on a track mounted above your sliding door. The panels are offset so the panels slide over each other for easy operation of the door. Or if you have room to the side of your sliding door, the track can extend beyond the doorframe to allow the shutter panel to completely slide out from in front of the glass door.

Bypass shutters in a dining room
Remember that with almost every bypass sliding door shutter, you’ll have a panel over one side of your sliding door at all times. Sliding glass door shutters in a bypass build are also somewhat stronger than bifold builds, because there are fewer articulation points that can get damaged or break.
Bifold shutters on sliding glass doors
When to put in bypass sliding door shutters in Fort Myers: When you may not have a large amount of space in front of the door, or want a low maintenance but durable shutter on your sliding door.

Bi-fold Shutters For Sliding Doors In Fort Myers

As the name might tell you, a bifold configuration for sliding door shutters allow the shutters to fold. Instead of two large, solid panels that slide back and forth on a track, sliding door shutters in a bifold build are separated into smaller panels that fold inward, clearing the way in front of your door.

Reclaimed wood bifold shutters
When to put in bifold shutters When you want to stack panels to one side of the door and you have enough space beside the door for the shutters to collapse.

Sliding Door Shutter FAQs

Will I still be able to open and close my sliding door if I put in shutters?

Yes! We’ll ensure that your sliding doors retain their functionality and full range of motion by building a set of shutters that seamlessly fits your specific sliding door.

How do I measure my sliding glass door for shutters?

Measuring your sliding door to fit 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 interior jamb.

  • The width and length 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 free of charge during an in-home consultation.

How much extra space do I need around a sliding glass door to install shutters?

With the amount of customization we have over our different shutter builds, we can design a set of shutters to fit your sliding glass door, no matter how much space there is above or around it.


How Are Sliding Shutters Designed?

The first thing we do is measure the width and length of each section of your glass door. Next, we note if there’s room next to the doors. This helps us figure out if a bypass or a bifold configuration is best. We return to our shop and order the hand-fashioned plantation shutters to fit those configurations. Using a combination of state-of-the-art software and design templates based on the dimensions of your door, we design and manufacture your sliding glass door shutters ,adding the colors and finishes of your choosing.

Our professional installers put up the sliding shutters on your sliding glass doors, making sure that the louvers can be tilted and also that the panels are adjustable. This gives you a better view and simplifies cleaning your shutters.


Find Your Sliding Door Shutter Solution

If you’re not decided on what kind of shutters to get for your sliding glass door, don’t fret! We 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 239-208-6577 or use the form below.