The Different Types of Patio Door Shutters in Kingsport10/29/2015Jacob Hayes Your patio door could be a very interesting part of your home, if you treat it right. 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 most attractive and 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 accentuate your setup. French Door Patio Shutters Plantation shutters are great for french doors that open up to your patio because they’re so multi-faceted. For every style of french patio door you 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 open too far and hit your wall? Plantation 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: open or shut. 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 the door. And with our premier faux wood Polywood® plantation shutters, you can get unparalleled energy efficiency, and that’s especially important with how much heat can pass through those tall french door windows. Sliding Patio Door Shutters Just like Kingsport french doors, sliding glass patio doors come in different styles, and it can get super hard to find a window treatment that works with how your doors slide. Luckily, plantation shutters are custom-made to fit your sliding patio doors without a hitch. Sliding door shutters will fall under one of two types: bypass or bifold. Bypass Sliding Patio Door Shutters A bypass sliding door shutter has panels that slide over one another, much like the sliding door itself. The best part of bypass patio shutters is that it doesn’t sacrifice privacy or lighting control or vice versa like you might with other window treatments. 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 usually 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 Like their name implies, 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 figure out if I should get bypass or bifold shutters for my patio door? It primarily 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 move away from my glass patio door to allow full glass views? 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? Only if you want to cover the transom. The beauty of shutters is in how adaptable they are. Are shutters durable enough to withstand pets scratching at the door? No treatment can completely get rid of scuffs from pets. However, for the best overall performance and durability, we recommend our Polywood plantation shutters. Will shutters on my patio door help protect my flooring and furniture from fading? They sure will! 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 way – 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 when I leave the door open? No worries here. Patio door shutters by Sunburst heavy, sturdy and solid enough that there’s never any wavering or swaying in the wind, even when your door is completely open. Get Your Patio Doors Looking Beautiful 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 276-378-7422 today or just use the contact form below. We’ll be in touch to schedule your in-home consultation.