A glass patio door could be one of the most stylish and attractive windows in your home, if you take care of it. A big part of that is choosing how to cover the patio door to preserve your privacy and adjust the lighting in your home.
By far the best-looking and most functional patio door window treatments are plantation shutters. And regardless of whether your patio door is a french door or sliding glass door, you can find a shutter style to complement your setup.
Shutters for Patio French Doors
Plantation shutters are fantastic for french patio doors because they’re so adaptable. For every kind of patio french door you might have, Sunburst can make a set of plantation shutters for you.
Is one door stationary or do both french doors open? Are the handles located towards the inside or the outside of the frame? Is it important to have a buffer so that your door doesn’t swing all the way open and hit your wall? Custom shutters are perfect for any situation.
Don’t forget their other huge benefits. Shutters give you complete light control, unlike curtains or shades that only give you: open or closed. Shutters will also outlast any other window treatment, and can last as long as your french patio do. Shutters are also permanently attached to your french doors, so they won’t swing wildly when you open your doors. And with Sunburst’s premier faux wood Polywood® plantation shutters, you’ll get unrivaled energy efficiency, which is especially important given how much your patio doors can play a part in the temperature in your home.
Shutters for Sliding Patio Doors
Like Boston french doors, sliding patio doors can have a lot of variation, and it could be a little difficult to find a window treatment that works in tandem with your sliding patio door. Luckily, shutters are custom-built to fit your sliding patio doors no matter how they open. Sliding door shutters fall under one of two categories: bypass or bifold.
Bypass Sliding Patio Door Shutters
With bypass patio door shutters, one panel slides on a rail to open a path for your door.
The best part of bypass patio shutters is that it doesn’t sacrifice light control when you want privacy like you would with other window treatments. You can adjust the shutter louvers to any angle, letting light in without exposing your interior to the outside world.
Bypass shutters for the most part are made with fewer shutter panels than bifold shutters, giving you a a modern and clean look to your patio door.
Bifold Sliding Patio Door Shutters
Like their name implies, bifold sliding door shutters fold in on themselves and fold away from your sliding door. While not as widely seen as bypass shutters, bifold shutters usually have more shutter panels, giving you more control over light since you have access to more individual louvers to adjust.
FAQs about Patio Door Shutters
How do I decide if I want bypass or bifold shutters for my patio door?
It primarily depends on the shape, size, and location of your sliding glass patio door. Your Sunburst pro can help you determine what will work best for your space.
Is there enough room around my sliding door to put in shutters?
In just about any case, yes, there’s enough space. That’s because we can build a vast range of mounting and shutter frame configurations that can fit various types of sliding patio doors.
My french doors open in opposite directions – will that work with shutters?
Just like with sliding door shutters, french door shutters are made to your exact specifications. Sunburst Shutters Boston can help build you a mount and frame that will let your patio doors open fully.
Can shutters stack away from my glass patio door to give me a full view outside?
They certainly can!
Will my door handle get in the way of installing shutters?
No, our expert team is able to build shutters with custom made cut-outs that give you access to your door handle.
If I get shutters on my patio door, will I also have to cover my transom window?
With how adaptable shutters are, you’ll only have to worry about your transom if you want to.
Will shutters survive pets scratching at the door?
There’s no window treatment that can completely get rid of scratch marks. But for the best overall performance and durability, your best bet is Polywood plantation shutters.
Do shutters on my patio door help protect my furniture and carpet from fading?
Yes! With the fantastic light control of plantation shutters comes the ultimate in sun protection. Your furniture, flooring, art on the wall on the wall and more will be kept safe from harsh light.
When installing patio door shutters, will you have to screw anything into the floor?
No – all of our patio door shutters adhere to either the wall around the door or the door frame itself, depending on the frame and mount you choose.
Will patio door shutters swing in the wind when the door isn’t shut?
Not a chance. Plantation shutters on a sliding patio door are heavy enough, sturdy enough, and constructed solidly enough that they won’t ever sway in the breeze, even when your door is completely open.
Time to Make Your Patio Doors Shine Brighter
Are you ready to treat your patio doors like the awesome home features they are? If so, Sunburst Shutters Boston wants to help. Get in touch with one of our window treatment pros by calling 781-352-2205 today or by filling out our online contact form below. We’ll get in touch soon schedule your free consultation.