Bifold & Bypass Shutters for Kingsport Sliding Glass Doors Plantation shutters are the best treatment for sliding glass doors in Kingsport. Shutters improve your privacy, maintain your view, don’t sway like vertical blinds or curtains, and will probably last longer than the sliding door itself. If you’ve already decided on sliding door shutters, the next decision to make is what kind of shutters would best fit your sliding glass doors. Your Kingsport plantation shutter pros at Sunburst offer two sliding door configurations: bypass and bifold. Here we’ll compare the two, and settle on which one is right for you. Bypass Shutters for Sliding Doors in Kingsport The more common of the two sliding door shutter layouts is bypass shutters. In this setup, two 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 easy operation of the door. Or if the sliding door has room to the side, the track can extend beyond the doorframe to let the shutter completely slide out from in front of the glass door. Bear in mind that with almost every bypass sliding door shutter, there will be a shutter panel over one side of your sliding door at all times. Sliding glass door shutters in a bypass build are also a lot more resilient than bifold builds, since there are fewer articulation points that can become damaged or break. When to put in bypass sliding door shutters in Kingsport: When you may not have a large amount of space in front of your door, or want a low maintenance but durable shutter for your sliding glass door. Bifold Shutters for Sliding Glass Doors in Kingsport As the name implies, a bifold configuration for sliding door shutters allow the shutters to fold. Instead of two large, solid shutter panels that slide back and forth on a track, sliding door shutters in a bifold build are separated into smaller panels that fold inward, clearing the path in front of your sliding door. When to put in bifold sliding glass door shutters: When you want to be able to move your shutters completely to one side of the door and you have enough space on either side of the door for the shutters to fold. Sliding Glass Door Shutter FAQs Will I lose any functionality out of my sliding glass door if I install shutters? Not at all. We’ll make sure your sliding doors retain their range of motion and function by designing a set of shutters that perfectly fits your door frame. How do I measure my sliding glass door for shutters? Measuring your sliding patio door to fit shutters is straightforward. 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 interior jamb. The height and width of the sliding glass panes. But you don’t have to measure yourself; your installer can easily measure your sliding door for you for free during your in-home consultation. How much room do I need around a sliding glass door for shutters? With new configurations in our sliding door shutters and frames, we’re able to build you a set of shutters to match your sliding glass door, regardless of how much space there is above or around it. How Do We Design Sliding Shutters? We begin by measuring the length and width of each section of your glass door. Next, we record how much space there is next to the doors. This allows us to figure out if we should use a bypass or bifold configuration. Next, we return to our store and order the hand-fashioned plantation shutters to fit those configurations. Using a combination of advanced software and custom design templates based on your door’s measurements, we design and manufacture your sliding glass door shutters with the finishes and colors you choose. Our skilled installers put up the sliding shutters on your sliding glass doors, ensuring the louvers can be tilted and also that the panels are adjustable. This offers you a wonderful view and simplifies cleaning your shutters. Find A Solution For Your Sliding Glass Door If you’re unsure what window treatment to get for your sliding glass door, don’t worry! The Sunburst Shutters Kingsport team can help you find the right fit for your space when you take advantage of our free in-home shutter consultation. To schedule yours, simply call 276-378-7422 or fill out our form below.