Bypass & Bifold Shutters for Cleveland Sliding Glass Doors Sliding glass doors in Cleveland are best served by plantation shutters. Shutters protect your privacy, control lighting, won’t sway like blinds or panel tracks, and will probably last longer than the sliding door itself. If you’ve already decided on shutters for a sliding door, the only other thing to decide is what shutter configuration would work best for your sliding doors. The Cleveland plantation shutter pros at Sunburst offer two sliding door configurations: bypass and bifold. Here we’ll take a look at what makes each unique, and find out which one is right for your space. Bypass Shutters for Cleveland Sliding Glass Doors The more popular of the two sliding door shutter options is bypass shutters. For bypass shutters, two or more shutter panels slide on a track mounted above a sliding glass door. The panels are offset so the panels slide over each other for easy operation of the door. Or if there’s some room next to your sliding door, the track can extend past 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 bypass sliding door shutter, there will be a panel over one pane of your sliding glass door all the time. Bypass sliding door shutters are also a lot more resilient than bifold shutters, as there are fewer moving parts that can become damaged or wear out. When to put in bypass sliding door shutters in Cleveland: 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. Bifold Shutters for Sliding Glass Doors in Cleveland As the name might tell you, a bifold configuration for sliding door shutters allow the shutters to fold. Rather than two large, solid panels that slide on a rail, sliding door shutters in a bifold build are separated into smaller panels that fold inward, clearing the path in front of your sliding glass door. When to put in bifold sliding door shutters: If you want to be able to move your shutters completely off to the side of the door and you have adequate space to the sides of the door for the shutters to fold. Sliding Door Shutter FAQs Will I lose any functionality out of my sliding door if I install shutters? Not at all. We’ll ensure that your sliding doors retain their functionality and full range of motion by designing a shutter and frame combo that perfectly fits your specific sliding door. How do I measure my sliding glass door for shutters? Measuring your sliding glass door to fit shutters isn’t hard at all. Below are 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 interior jamb. The height and width of the sliding glass panes. But don’t feel like you have to measure it all on your own; your installer will be happy to measure your sliding door for you at no charge during your in-home consultation. How much extra space do I need around a sliding glass door to put in shutters? With new advances every day in shutter technology, we’re able to build you a custom set of shutters to fit your sliding door, no matter how much space you have above or around it. How Do We Design Sliding Shutters? We begin by measuring the dimensions of each section of your glass door. Then we record if there’s room next to the doors. This helps us figure out if we should use a bypass or bifold configuration. Next, we go back to our office and order the hand-fashioned plantation shutters to use on your doors. Taking advantage of cutting-edge computer software and custom design templates based on your door’s measurements, we design and build your sliding glass door shutters ,adding the colors and finishes you choose. Our professional installers put up the sliding shutters on your sliding glass doors, making sure that the louvers can be opened and that the panels are movable. This gives you a wonderful view and easier cleaning. Find Your Sliding Door Shutter Solution If you’re still not sure what kind of shutters you need for your sliding glass door, don’t worry! The Sunburst Shutters Cleveland 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, just call 440-561-6787 or use the form below.