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, maintain your view, don’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 decision 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 sliding doors. Bypass Shutters for Sliding Doors in San Jose The more prevalent of the two sliding door shutter options is bypass shutters. For bypass shutters, multiple shutter panels slide on a track mounted above your sliding door. The shutters are offset so one panel slides in front of the other for easy operation of the door. Or if you have room to the side of your sliding door, the track can reach beyond the door to let the shutter completely slide away from the door. Keep in mind that with a usual set of bypass shutters, 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. When to put in bypass sliding door shutters in San Jose: When you might not have a huge 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 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. When to choose bifold sliding glass door 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 you have 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 to install 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 the amount of space there is above or around it. How Do We Design Sliding Shutters? We start by measuring the length and width of each segment of your glass door. We also note how much space there is next to the doors. This tells us whether a bypass or bifold configuration should be used. Then, we return to our shop and order the hand-fashioned plantation shutters to fit those configurations. Taking advantage of cutting-edge technology and customized 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 skilled installers put up the sliding shutters on your sliding glass doors, making sure that the louvers can open and that the panels are mobile. This offers you an open view and simplifies cleaning your shutters. Find Your Sliding Door Shutter Solution If you’re unsure what window covering you need for your sliding glass door, that’s okay! Our team can help you find the right fit for your house 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.