Your patio door can be a very interesting part of your home, if you take care of it. A big part of doing so is deciding on how to cover the patio door to keep your privacy and control for light.
By far the best-looking and most functional window treatments for patio doors are plantation shutters. And regardless of whether your patio door is a sliding door or french door, you can find a style of plantation shutter to complement your setup.
French Door Patio Shutters
Plantation shutters are versatile, which makes them a perfect pairing for french doors that open up to your patio. For every style of french patio door you might have, we can build a set of plantation shutters to fit them.
Does just one door open, or both french doors? Are the door handles located near the inside or the outside of the frame? Do you want a buffer so that the doors don’t swing too far open and hit a wall? Interior shutters are perfect for any situation.
Not to mention their other notable benefits. Plantation shutters offer unparalleled lighting control in your home, compared to drapes or shades that only give you: shut or open. Shutters also outlast every other window covering, and can survive as long as your french patio do. Shutters are also permanently attached to your french doors, so they won’t swing open when you open your doors. And with our premier faux wood Polywood® plantation shutters, you’ll get unmatched energy efficiency, and that’s especially important with how much heat can pass through those tall french door windows.
Sliding Patio Door Shutters
Similar to Kingsport french doors, sliding glass patio doors come in different styles, and it can get super difficult to find a window treatment that works in tandem with your sliding patio door. Luckily, plantation shutters are custom-made to fit the exact mechanism of your sliding patio doors. Sliding door shutters will fall under one of two types: bypass or bifold.
Bypass Sliding Patio Door Shutters
With bypass sliding door shutters, one shutter panel slides off your door and in front of the other.
The best part of bypass patio shutters is that it doesn’t sacrifice control over your lighting when you want privacy like you might with other window coverings. You can open the shutter louvers to a certain angle, without letting the outside world get an open view of the inside of your home.
Bypass shutters typically are built with fewer shutter panels than bifold shutters, giving you a a cleaner and more modern style for your patio door.
Bifold Sliding Patio Door Shutters
As the name suggests, bifold sliding door shutters fold and collapse into themselves and can move away from your sliding door. While a little more rare than, bifold shutters usually have more shutter panels, giving you more discriminating light control since you have access to more individual louvers to adjust.
Patio Door Shutter FAQs
How do I decide if I want bypass or bifold sliding patio door shutters?
It usually depends on the the space around your patio door. Your Sunburst pro can help you determine which is best for your space.
Is there enough room around my sliding door to install shutters?
In just about any case, yes, there will be enough space. The reason why is that there are a wide array of mounting and shutter frame options that can fit various kinds of sliding patio doors.
My french doors open in different directions – will that work with shutters?
As with sliding door shutters, french door shutters are built to your exact specifications. Sunburst Shutters Kingsport can help build you a mount and frame that won’t get in the way of your french doors.
Can shutters stack away from my glass patio door so I can get a full view?
They certainly can!
Will my door handle get in the way of installing shutters?
No, the Sunburst team can build shutters with cut-outs which make room for your door handle.
If I get shutters on my patio door, do I also have to cover my transom window?
With how customizable shutters are, you’ll only have to cover your transom if you want to.
Are shutters durable enough to handle my pets scratching at the door?
No treatment can completely get rid of scuffs from pets. However, for unrivaled strength and durability, we recommend our Polywood plantation shutters.
Will shutters on my patio door help protect my flooring and furniture from fading?
Yes! With the unmatched light control offered by shutters comes the ultimate in UV protection. Your belongings, floors, art on the wall on the wall and everything else inside will be protected from harsh UV rays.
When installing patio door shutters, will you have to screw anything into my 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 sway in the wind if my door is open?
No worries here. Patio door shutters by Sunburst heavy enough, sturdy enough, and constructed solidly enough that there’s never any wavering or swaying in the wind, even when your door is completely open.
Time to Make Your Patio Doors Shine Brighter
Are you ready to let your patio doors reach their full fashion potential? If so, Sunburst Shutters Kingsport wants to help. Drop us a line by calling 276-685-5343 today or just use the contact form below. We’ll be in touch to schedule your in-home consultation.