The Different Styles of Patio Door Shutters in Atlanta

Dan Taylor

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 doing so is deciding on a window treatment for your patio door to preserve your privacy and control for light.

Far and away the most attractive and effective window treatments for patio doors are plantation shutters. And whether your patio door is a french door or sliding glass door, there’s a style of plantation shutter to accentuate your patio door.

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French Door Patio Shutters

Plantation shutters are adaptable, which makes them ideal for french doors that open up to your patio. For any type of patio french door you might have, our team can make a set of plantation shutters for you.

Is one door stationary or do both french doors open? Are the door handles towards the interior or the exterior of the doorframe? Do you want a buffer so that your door doesn’t swing open too far and hit the wall? Interior shutters are what you need in any situation.

And that’s without mentioning their other numerous benefits. Interior shutters offer more control over lighting than any other window treatment, unlike curtains or shades where you only have two choices: shut or open. Shutters also outlive any other window treatment, and will last as long as your patio doors do. Shutters are also permanently attached to your french doors, so they don’t swing wildly when you open or close the door. And with Sunburst’s premier faux wood Polywood® plantation shutters, you can get unparalleled energy efficiency, and that’s especially important with how much heat can pass through the big glass panes.

Sliding Patio Door Shutters

Just like Atlanta french doors, sliding glass patio doors come in a variety of configurations, and it could be super hard to find a window treatment that works in tandem with your sliding patio door. Fortunately, interior shutters are custom-built to fit exactly how your sliding patio doors work. Shutters for sliding patio doors fall under one of two categories: bypass or bifold.

Bypass Sliding Patio Door Shutters

With bypass shutters for a sliding patio door, one or more shutter panel slides on a rail to open a path for your door.
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One of the biggest benefits of bypass patio shutters is that you don’t have to sacrifice light control to get privacy or vice versa like you might with other window coverings. You can adjust the shutter louvers to any angle, without opening up your home interior to anyone who passes by.

Bypass shutters usually are made with fewer shutter panels than bifold shutters, resulting in a sleeker and more modern 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 a little more uncommon compared to 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.

Frequently Asked Questions about Patio Door Shutters

How do I decide if I should get bypass or bifold sliding patio door shutters?

It usually depends on the the space around your sliding glass patio door. Your shutter installer can help you figure out what will work best for your home.

Do I have enough room on my sliding door to install shutters?

In most cases, yes, there will be enough space. That’s because we can build a vast range of mounting and shutter frame builds that can fit different types of sliding patio doors.

My french doors open in opposite directions – will that work with shutters?

As with sliding door shutters, french door shutters are built to your door’s exact needs. Sunburst Shutters Atlanta can help build you a mount and frame that won’t get in the way of your french doors.

Can shutters fold away from my glass patio door so I can get a full view?

They certainly can!

Will my door handle be in the way of shutters?

No, the Sunburst team can build shutters with custom made cut-outs that give you access to your door handle.

If I install shutters on my patio door, will I also need to cover my transom window?

Only if that’s what you want to do. The beauty of shutters is in how adaptable they are.

Are shutters durable enough to withstand pets scratching at the door?

There’s no window treatment that can completely get rid of scuffs from pets. But for unrivaled strength and durability, you may want to look at Polywood plantation shutters.

Do shutters on my patio door help protect my furniture and carpet from fading?

Yes! With the total light control offered by shutters comes the ultimate in sun protection. Your furniture, carpet, photos on the wall and everything else inside will be kept safe from harsh light.

When installing patio door shutters, is anything screwed into the floor?

No – no matter what style of patio door shutters you choose, they adhere to either the door frame itself or the wall around the door, depending on the frame and mount you get.

Will bypass shutters on my patio door sway in the breeze when I leave the door open?

Not a chance. Plantation shutters on a sliding patio door are heavy enough, sturdy enough, and constructed solidly enough that there’s never any wavering or swaying in the breeze, even if your door is wide open.

Get Your Patio Doors Looking Beautiful

Are you ready to treat your patio doors like the awesome home features they are? If so, Sunburst Shutters Atlanta can help. Get in touch with Sunburst by calling 404-962-8517 today or just use the contact form below. We’ll get in touch soon set up a free consultation.