Bypass & Bifold Shutters for Boston Sliding Glass Doors Sliding doors in Boston are best served by plantation shutters. Shutters improve your privacy, block light, won’t sway like blinds or shades, and can even last longer than the sliding door itself. If you’ve already decided on sliding door shutters, the only other thing to decide is what shutter configuration would best fit your sliding glass doors. The Boston plantation shutter experts at Sunburst offer two sliding door builds: bypass and bifold. Let’s take a look at what makes each unique, and find out which one is right for your home. Bypass Shutters for Boston Sliding Doors The more popular of the two sliding glass door shutter builds is the bypass configuration. In this setup, multiple shutter panels slide on a track mounted above a sliding glass door. The panels are offset so one panel slides in front of the other for access to the door. Or if there’s some room next to your sliding door, the track can extend beyond the doorframe to let the shutter completely slide away from the door. Remember that with a usual set of bypass shutters, there will be a shutter panel covering one pane of your sliding door all the time. Bypass shutters for sliding doors are also much more resilient than bifold builds, since there are fewer moving parts that can become damaged or break. When to put in bypass sliding door shutters in Boston: 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 door. Bifold Shutters for Sliding Glass Doors in Boston As the name implies, bifold shutters for sliding glass doors are ones that 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 view in front of your door. When to choose bifold sliding glass 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 beside the door for the shutters to fold. Sliding Door Shutter FAQs Will I still be able to open and close my sliding glass door if I install shutters? Yes! We’ll make sure your sliding doors retain their range of motion and function by building a set of shutters that exactly fits your door frame. How do I measure for sliding door shutters? Measuring your sliding glass door for plantation shutters is pretty simple. 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 there’s no casing). The width of the jamb of the door. The length and width of the sliding glass panes. But don’t fret if you don’t want to measure; your installation team can easily measure your sliding door for you free of charge during your in-home consultation. How much extra space do I need around a sliding glass door for shutters? With new advances every day in shutter technology, we’re able to design a custom set of shutters to match your sliding door, no matter the amount of space you have above or around it. How Are Sliding Shutters Designed? We begin by measuring the length and width of each section of your glass door. Next, we record if there’s room next to the doors. This helps us figure out if a bypass or a bifold configuration is best. We head back to our shop and order the hand-crafted plantation shutters that fit your doors and configuration. Utilizing our advanced technology and custom design templates based on your doors, we design and build your home’s sliding glass door shutters with the finishes and colors you choose. Our professional installers put up the sliding shutters on your sliding glass doors, making sure the louvers on the shutters can be opened and also that the panels are adjustable. This gives you a wonderful view and simplifies cleaning your shutters. Find Your Sliding Door Shutter Solution If you’re not decided on what window treatment to get for your sliding glass door, don’t fret! The Sunburst Shutters Boston team can help you find the right fit for your space during our free in-home shutter consultation. To schedule yours, simply call 781-352-2205 or use the form below.