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Bifold Bypass Shutters For Detroit Sliding Glass Doors

Indoor shutters are great for sliding doors in Detroit. Shutters help maximize your privacy, maintain your view, won’t sway like vertical blinds or drapes, and can even last longer than the sliding door itself. If you’ve already decided on shutters for a sliding door, the next thing to decide is what kind of shutters would work best for your sliding doors.

The Detroit plantation shutter pros at Sunburst offer two sliding door builds: bypass and bifold. Let’s take a look at what makes each unique, and settle on which one is right for your doors.

Bypass Shutters For Glass Doors In Detroit

Plantation shutters on a sliding door

The more prevalent of the two sliding glass door shutter builds is the bypass configuration. For bypass shutters, two shutter panels slide on a track mounted above the door. The panels are offset so one-panel slides in front of the other for access to the door. Or if the sliding door has room to the side, the track can reach past the door to allow the shutter panel to completely slide out from in front of the glass door.

Bypass shutters in a dining room
Remember that with a typical bypass shutter configuration, there will be a panel covering one pane of your sliding glass door all the time. Sliding glass door shutters in a bypass build are also somewhat more resilient than bifold shutters, since there are fewer articulation points that can get damaged or wear out.
Bifold shutters on sliding glass doors
When to choose bypass sliding door shutters in Detroit: When you don’t have a huge amount of space in front of the door, or want an easy to use but durable shutter on your sliding door.

Bi-fold Shutters For Sliding Glass Doors In Detroit

As the name suggests, bifold shutters for sliding glass doors are ones that fold. Instead of two big, solid frames that slide on a track, bifold shutters are built with smaller panels that fold into each other, clearing the way in front of your sliding door.

Reclaimed wood bifold shutters
When to choose bifold shutters When you want to be able to move your shutters completely off to the side of the door and you have adequate space to the sides of the door for the shutters to collapse.

Sliding Glass Door Shutter FAQs

Will I still be able to open and close my sliding glass door if I install shutters?

Yes! We’ll ensure that your sliding doors retain their functionality and full range of motion by building a set of shutters that seamlessly fits your specific sliding door.

How do I measure for sliding door shutters?

Measuring your sliding patio door to fit shutters is straightforward. 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 there’s no casing).

  • The width of the door jamb.

  • The height and width of the sliding 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 for free during your in-home consultation.

How much room do I need around a sliding glass door for shutters?

With new advances every day in shutter technology, we’re able to build you a set of shutters to fit your sliding door, no matter the amount of space there is above or around it.


How Do We Design Sliding Shutters?

The first thing we do is measure the dimensions of each section of your glass door. Then we record whether there’s room on either side of the doors. This helps us figure out whether a bypass or bifold configuration should be used. Next, we head back to our office and order the hand-crafted plantation shutters to fit those configurations. Using a combination of advanced software and design templates based on your door’s measurements, we design and construct the sliding glass door shutters with the colors and finishes of your choosing.

Our professional installers install the sliding shutters on your sliding glass doors, ensuring the louvers can be tilted and that the panels are movable. This gives you a wonderful view and simplifies cleaning your shutters.


Find Your Sliding Door Shutter Solution

If you’re not decided on what window covering to get for your sliding glass door, that’s okay! Our team can help you find the right fit for your house during our free in-home shutter consultation. To set yours up, simply call 248-429-9294 or fill out our form below.