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Bifold Bypass Shutters For Atlanta Sliding Glass Doors

Sliding glass doors in Atlanta are the perfect partner for interior shutters. Shutters improve your privacy, control lighting, won’t sway like blinds or curtains, and will probably last longer than the sliding door itself. If you’ve already decided on shutters for a sliding door, the next choice to make is what kind of shutters would best fit your sliding glass doors.

Your Atlanta plantation shutter experts at Sunburst offer two sliding door configurations: bypass and bifold. Let’s dive into the differences between them, and settle on which one is right for your sliding doors.

Bypass Shutters For Sliding In Atlanta

Plantation shutters on a sliding door

The more common of the two sliding glass door shutter builds is the bypass configuration. For bypass shutters, multiple shutter panels slide on a track mounted above the door. The panels are offset so the panels slide over each other for access to 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.

Bypass shutters in a dining room
Remember that with a usual set of bypass shutters, there will be a panel over one side of your sliding glass door all the time. Bypass sliding door shutters are also a lot more durable than bifold builds, as there are fewer moving parts that can become damaged or wear out.
Bifold shutters on sliding glass doors
When to choose bypass sliding door shutters in Atlanta: When you don’t have a huge amount of space in front of the door, or want an easy to use but durable shutter for your sliding glass door.

Bi-fold Shutters For Sliding Doors In Atlanta

As the name might tell you, a bifold configuration for sliding door shutters allow the shutters to fold. Rather than two large, solid frames that slide back and forth on a track, bifold shutters are separated into smaller panels that fold inward, clearing the view in front of your sliding glass door.

Reclaimed wood bifold shutters
When to choose bifold shutters If you want to stack panels off to the side of the door and you have adequate space to the sides of the door for the shutters to fold.

Sliding Glass Door Shutter FAQs

Will I lose any functionality out of my sliding door if I put in shutters?

Not at all. We’ll make sure your sliding doors retain their functionality and full range of motion by building a set of shutters that perfectly fits your specific sliding door.

How do I measure my sliding glass door for shutters?

Measuring your sliding door for plantation shutters is pretty simple. Below are the measurements you’ll need to take:

  • 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 door jamb.

  • The width and length of the glass panes.

But don’t fret if you don’t want to measure; your installation team will be happy to measure your sliding door for you free of charge during an in-home consultation.

How much extra space do I need around a sliding glass door to put in shutters?

With new advances every day in shutter technology, we can build you a custom set of shutters to match your sliding door, no matter how much space there is above or around it.


How Do We Design Sliding Shutters?

We start by measuring the width and length of each portion of your glass door. Next, we note how much space there is next to the doors. This helps us figure out whether a bypass or bifold configuration should be used. We return to our shop and order the hand-fashioned plantation shutters to use on your doors. Utilizing our state-of-the-art technology and customized design templates based on your door’s measurements, we design and manufacture the sliding glass door shutters with the colors and finishes you choose.

Our expert installers put up the sliding shutters on your sliding glass doors, double checking that the louvers can be opened and the panels are adjustable. This gives you a wonderful view and shutters that are easy to clean.


Find Your Sliding Door Shutter Solution

If you’re unsure what window covering you need for your sliding glass door, don’t worry! Our team can help you find the right fit for your space during our free in-home shutter consultation. To schedule yours, just call 404-962-8517 or use the form below.