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, maintain your view, won’t sway like vertical blinds or panel tracks, and can even 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 work best for your sliding doors. Your Fort Myers plantation shutter experts at Sunburst offer two sliding door builds: bypass and bifold. We’ll compare the two, and find out which one is right for your sliding doors. Bypass Shutters for Fort Myers Sliding Glass Doors 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 the door. The shutters 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. Bear in mind that with a typical set of bypass shutters, 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. When to put in bypass sliding door shutters in Fort Myers: When you might not have a large amount of space in front of the door, or want a low maintenance but durable shutter on your sliding door. Bifold 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 frames 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. When to put in bifold sliding glass door 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 straightforward. These are typically the measurements you’ll want to get: The height from the floor to the top of the door casing (or top of the jamb if there’s no casing). The width of the jamb of the door. The length and width 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 for free during an in-home consultation. How much extra space do I need around a sliding glass door for 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 Do We Design Sliding Shutters? To begin, we 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 whether a bypass or bifold configuration should be used. Then, we go back to our shop and order the hand-crafted plantation shutters that fit your doors and configuration. Using a combination of cutting-edge computer software and design templates based on the dimensions of your door, we design and manufacture your home’s sliding glass door shutters with 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 opened and also that the panels are movable. This provides you with a wonderful view and simplifies cleaning your shutters. Find Your Sliding Door Shutter Solution If you’re still not sure what kind of shutters to get for your sliding glass door, don’t fret! The Sunburst Shutters Fort Myers team can help you find the right fit for your space when you take advantage of our free in-home shutter consultation. To schedule yours, simply call 239-208-6577 or use the form below.