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Bifold Bypass Shutters For Boise Sliding Glass Doors

Indoor shutters are fantastic for sliding glass doors in Boise. 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 what makes each unique, and settle on which one is right for you.

Bypass Shutters For Sliding In Boise

Plantation shutters on a sliding door

The more popular of the two sliding glass door shutter builds is bypass shutters. For bypass shutters, two shutter panels slide on a track mounted above your sliding door. The shutters are offset so the panels slide over each 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 allow the shutter panel to completely slide away from the door.

Bypass shutters in a dining room
Keep in mind that with a typical 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 stronger than bifold shutters, since there are fewer articulation points that can become damaged or wear out.
Bifold shutters on sliding glass doors
When to choose bypass sliding door shutters in Boise: When you don’t have a huge amount of space in front of your door, or want a low maintenance but long-lasting shutter for your sliding glass door.

Bi-fold 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 glass door.

Reclaimed wood bifold shutters
When to choose bifold 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 straightforward. Here are 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 interior jamb.

  • 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 for 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 length and width of each portion of your glass door. Next, we mark if there’s room next to the doors. This allows us to figure out if a bypass or a bifold configuration is best. Then, we head back to our office and order the hand-crafted plantation shutters that fit your doors and configuration. Taking advantage of cutting-edge computer 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, ensuring the louvers on the shutters can be tilted and the panels are adjustable. This gives you a better view and simplifies cleaning your shutters.


Find A Solution For Your Sliding Glass Door

If you’re unsure what window treatment 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.