Bifold & Bypass Shutters for Detroit Sliding Glass Doors Sliding glass doors in Detroit are best served by interior shutters. 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 best fit your sliding glass 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 Sliding Glass Doors in Detroit 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 shutters are offset so one panel slides in front of the other for access to the door. Or if you have room to the side of your sliding door, the track can reach past the door to allow the shutter panel to completely slide out from in front of the glass door. Remember that with almost every 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 stronger than bifold shutters, since there are fewer articulation points that can get damaged or wear out. When to choose bypass sliding glass 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. Bifold Shutters for Sliding Glass Doors in Detroit As the name might tell you, 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. When to choose bifold sliding door 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 perfectly fits your specific sliding door. How do I measure for sliding door shutters? Measuring your sliding patio door to fit shutters is fairly easy. 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 free of charge 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 Are Sliding Shutters Designed? The first thing we do is measure the dimensions of each section of your glass door. Then we record how much space there is next to the doors. This allows us to figure out whether a bypass or bifold configuration should be used. Next, we head back to our store and order the hand-crafted plantation shutters that fit your doors and configuration. Taking advantage of advanced software and design templates based on your doors, we design and build the sliding glass door shutters ,adding the colors and finishes of your choosing. Our professional installers install the sliding shutters on your sliding glass doors, double checking the louvers can be opened and that the panels are adjustable. This provides you with a better 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, don’t fret! Our team can help you find the right fit for your space during our free in-home shutter consultation. To set yours up, simply call 248-429-9294 or fill out our form below.