Bifold & Bypass Shutters for Boise Sliding Glass Doors Sliding doors in Boise are best served by interior shutters. Shutters improve your privacy, control lighting, don’t sway like vertical blinds or drapes, and can even last longer than the sliding door itself. If you’ve already decided on sliding door shutters, the next thing to decide is what kind of shutters would best fit your sliding glass doors. Your Boise plantation shutter pros at Sunburst offer two sliding door configurations: bypass and bifold. We’ll take a look at both shutter configurations, and settle on which one is right for you. Bypass Shutters for Boise Sliding Glass Doors The more popular of the two sliding glass door shutter layouts is bypass shutters. For bypass shutters, two shutter panels slide on a track mounted above your sliding door. The panels 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 reach beyond the door to allow the shutter panel to completely slide away from the door. Keep in mind that with almost every bypass shutter configuration, there will be a panel over 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 wear out. When to choose bypass sliding glass door shutters in Boise: When you don’t have a large amount of space in front of your door, or want a low maintenance but long-lasting shutter for your sliding glass door. Bifold Shutters for Sliding Doors in Boise As the name suggests, bifold shutters for sliding glass doors are ones that fold. Instead of two big, solid shutter panels that slide 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 sliding door. When to choose bifold sliding door shutters: When you want to stack panels off to the side of the door and you have enough space beside the door for the shutters to operate. Sliding Door Shutter FAQs Will I lose any functionality out of my sliding glass door if I install shutters? Not at all. We’ll make sure your sliding doors keep their functionality and full range of motion by designing a shutter and frame combo that exactly fits your specific sliding door. How do I measure my sliding glass door for shutters? Measuring your sliding patio door for plantation shutters is fairly easy. 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 you have no casing). The width of the jamb of the door. The width and length of the glass panes. But don’t worry too much about getting those measurements; your installation team will be happy to measure your sliding door for you free of charge during your in-home consultation. How much room do I need around a sliding glass door to install shutters? With new advances every day in shutter technology, we can build you a set of shutters to fit your sliding glass door, regardless of the amount of space there is above or around it. How Are Sliding Shutters Built? To begin, we measure the dimensions of each segment of your glass door. Next, we mark if there’s room next to the doors. This helps us figure out whether a bypass or bifold configuration should be used. Then, we head back to our store and order the hand-crafted plantation shutters to fit those configurations. Taking advantage of state-of-the-art software and design templates based on the dimensions of your door, we design and build the sliding glass door shutters ,adding the colors and finishes you choose. Our professional installers put up the sliding shutters on your sliding glass doors, double checking the louvers on the shutters can be tilted and the panels are adjustable. This provides you with a wonderful view and simplifies cleaning your shutters. Find A Solution For Your Sliding Glass Door If you’re unsure what kind of shutters to get for your sliding glass door, no worries! Our team can help you find the right fit for your home when you take advantage of our free in-home shutter consultation. To schedule yours, simply call 208-609-9129 or fill out our form below.