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Bypass Bifold Shutters For San Jose Sliding Glass Doors

Indoor shutters are the best treatment for sliding doors in San Jose. Shutters help maximize your privacy, block light, won’t sway like vertical blinds or drapes, and will probably last longer than the sliding door itself. If you’ve already decided on sliding door shutters, the next choice to make is what kind of shutters would look best with the sliding glass doors in your space.

The San Jose plantation shutter pros at Sunburst offer two sliding door types: bypass and bifold. We’ll take a look at both shutter configurations, and help you determine which one is right for your space.

Bypass Shutters For Glass Doors In San Jose

Plantation shutters on a sliding door

The more prevalent of the two sliding door shutter options is bypass shutters. For bypass shutters, two or more shutter panels slide on a track mounted above the door. The panels are offset so one-panel slides in front of the other for easy operation of the door. Or if the sliding door has room to the side, the track can reach beyond the door to let the shutter completely slide to the side.

Bypass shutters in a dining room
Keep in mind that with a usual bypass sliding door shutter, you’ll have a shutter panel covering one side of your sliding glass door all the time. Sliding glass door shutters in a bypass build are also a lot more resilient than bifold shutters, since there are fewer articulation points that can become damaged or break.
Bifold shutters on sliding glass doors
When to put in bypass sliding door shutters in San Jose: When you may not have a huge amount of space in front of the door, or want a low maintenance but durable shutter for your sliding glass door.

Bi-fold Shutters For Sliding Doors In San Jose

As the name might tell you, a bifold configuration for sliding door shutters allow the shutters to fold. Rather than two big, solid shutter panels that slide back and forth on a rail, bifold shutters are separated into smaller panels that fold inward, clearing the way in front of your sliding glass door.

Reclaimed wood bifold shutters
When to choose bifold shutters If you want to be able to move your shutters completely to one side of the door and you have enough space beside the door for the shutters to operate.

Sliding Glass Door Shutter FAQs

Will I lose any functionality out of my sliding glass door if I put in shutters?

Not at all. We’ll make sure your sliding doors retain their range of motion and function by building a shutter and frame combo that seamlessly fits your specific sliding door.

How do I measure my sliding glass door for shutters?

Measuring your sliding patio door for plantation shutters isn’t hard at all. These are typically the measurements you’ll need to take:

  • 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 width and length of the sliding glass panes.

But you don’t have to measure yourself; your installer will be happy to 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’re able to design a custom set of shutters to fit your sliding door, regardless of how much space there is above or around it.


How Are Sliding Shutters Designed?

We start by measuring the dimensions of each portion of your glass door. Then we note how much space there is next to the doors. This tells us whether a bypass or bifold configuration should be used. Then, we go back to our shop and order the hand-fashioned plantation shutters that fit your doors and configuration. Taking advantage of cutting-edge technology and custom design templates based on the dimensions of your door, we design and manufacture your sliding glass door shutters ,integrating the finishes and colors of your choosing.

Our expert installers put up the sliding shutters on your sliding glass doors, making sure the louvers on the shutters can open and the panels are mobile. This offers you an open view and simplifies cleaning your shutters.


Find A Solution For Your Sliding Glass Door

If you’re unsure what window covering you need for your sliding glass door, don’t fret! Our team can help you find the right fit for your space when you take advantage of our free in-home shutter consultation. To set yours up, simply call 916-542-1305 or fill out our form below.