The Different Types of Patio Door Shutters in San Jose10/29/2015Curtis Orton Your patio door can be one of the most fashionable and interesting windows in your home, if you take care of it. A large part of doing so is choosing how to cover the patio door to protect your privacy and adjust the lighting in your home. Far and away the most attractive and effective patio door window treatments are plantation shutters. And whether your patio door is a sliding door or french door, we can help you find a shutter style to accentuate your setup. French Door Patio Shutters Plantation shutters are adaptable, making them perfect for french patio doors. For any style of french patio door you have, we can build a set of plantation shutters to fit them. Does just one door open, or both french doors? Are the door handles near the interior or the exterior of the doorframe? Do you want a buffer so that the doors don’t swing too far open and hit your wall? Plantation shutters are what you need in any situation. Not to mention their other numerous benefits. Shutters give you an entire spectrum of light control, compared to drapes or blinds that only give you: open or closed. Shutters also outlive any other window treatment, and can survive just as long as your french patio do. Shutters are also installed right onto your doors, so they won’t sway wildly when you open your doors. And with our patented faux wood Polywood® plantation shutters, you can get best in class energy efficiency, and that’s especially important with how much your patio doors can play a part in your home’s temperature. Sliding Patio Door Shutters Just like San Jose french doors, sliding patio doors come in different styles, and it can get somewhat tricky to find a window treatment that works with how your doors slide. Fortunately, plantation shutters are custom-made to fit the exact mechanism of your sliding patio doors. Sliding door shutters will fall under one of two types: bypass or bifold. Bypass Sliding Patio Door Shutters With bypass sliding door shutters, one shutter panel slides away from your door and in front of the other. One of the biggest benefits of bypass patio shutters is that you don’t have to sacrifice control over your lighting when you want privacy like you would with other window treatments. You can open the shutter louvers to a certain angle, without letting the outside world get an open view of the inside of your home. Bypass shutters for the most part are made with fewer shutter panels than bifold shutters, resulting in a a modern and clean look to your patio door. Bifold Sliding Patio Door Shutters Like their name implies, bifold sliding door shutters fold and collapse into themselves and can move away from your patio door. While not as widely seen as bypass shutters, bifold shutters give you more shutter panels, giving you more discriminating light control since you have access to more individual louvers to adjust. Patio Door Shutter FAQs How do I decide if I should get bypass or bifold shutters for my patio door? It usually depends on the the space around your sliding glass door. Your shutter installer can help you figure out what will work best for your home. Do I have enough room on my sliding door to put in shutters? In almost every single case, yes, there’s enough space. That’s because there are a vast range of mounting and shutter frame builds that can fit various types of sliding patio doors. My french doors open in different directions – is that an issue for shutters? Just like with sliding door shutters, french door shutters are built to your door’s exact specifications. Sunburst Shutters San Jose can help build you a mount and frame that won’t interfere with how your patio doors operate. Can shutters stack away from my glass patio door so I can get a full view? They certainly can! Will my door handle get in the way of installing shutters? No, the Sunburst team is able to build shutters with cut-outs which make room for your door handle. Do I need to cover my transom if I put shutters on my patio door? Only if you want to cover the transom. The beauty of shutters is in how customizable they are. Are shutters durable enough to survive pets scratching at the door? There’s no window treatment that can completely get rid of scratch marks. But for the best overall performance and durability, you may want to look at Polywood plantation shutters. Will patio door shutters help protect my furniture and carpet from fading? They sure will! With the unmatched light control offered by shutters comes the ultimate in UV protection. Your furniture, carpet, photos on the wall and more will be guarded from harsh UV rays. When putting in patio door shutters, will you have to screw anything into my floor? No way – all of our patio door shutters adhere to either the door frame itself or the wall around the door, depending on the style you get. Will plantation shutters sway in the wind if my door is open? Not a chance. Plantation shutters on a sliding patio door are heavy enough, sturdy enough, and constructed solidly enough that they won’t ever sway in the breeze, even if the door is wide open. Time to Make Your Patio Doors Shine Brighter Are you ready to treat your patio doors like the fantastic home features they are? If so, Sunburst Shutters San Jose wants to help. Get in touch with Sunburst by calling 408-831-3373 today or just use the contact form below. We’ll be in touch to set up a free consultation.