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2 Styles Of Patio Door Shutters For Your Clearwater Home

October 29, 2015

Your patio door could be a very fashionable part of your home, if you take care of it. A large part of doing so is choosing how to cover the patio door to protect your privacy and control for light.

By far the most attractive and effective window treatments for patio doors are plantation shutters. And no matter if your patio door is a sliding door or french door, there’s a style of plantation shutter to match your patio door.

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French Door Patio Shutters

Plantation shutters are fantastic for french patio doors because they’re so versatile. For every kind of french patio door you might have, we can build a set of plantation shutters for you.

Does just one door open, or both french doors? Are the door handles located near the inside or the outside of the doorframe? Is it important to have a buffer so that the doors don’t swing too far open and hit a wall? Plantation shutters are perfect for any situation.

And that’s without mentioning their other huge 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 treatment, and can survive just as long as your french patio do. Shutters are also permanently attached to your french doors, so they won’t swing wildly when you open or close the door. And with our premier faux wood Polywood® plantation shutters, you can get best in class energy efficiency, which is especially important with how much your patio doors can play a part in your home’s temperature.

Sliding Patio Door Shutters

Like Clearwater french doors, sliding glass patio doors can vary, and it can be super tricky to find a window treatment that matches your door exactly. Luckily, shutters are custom-made to fit exactly how your sliding patio doors work. Shutters for sliding patio doors can be built in two different ways: 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.
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The best part of bypass shutters for a patio door is that it doesn’t sacrifice light control when you want privacy like you might with other window coverings. You can open the shutter louvers to a certain angle, letting light in without exposing your interior to the outside world.

Bypass shutters for the most part come in fewer shutter panels than bifold shutters, giving you a a cleaner and more modern look to 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 patio door. While not as widely seen as bypass shutters, bifold shutters usually have more shutter panels, giving you more control over light since you can adjust more individual louvers.

Patio Door Shutter FAQs

How do I figure out if I should get bypass or bifold shutters for my patio door?

It usually depends on the the space around your sliding glass door. Your Sunburst Shutters professionals can help you figure out what will work best for your space.

Is there enough room around my sliding door to put in shutters?

In just about any case, yes, there’s more than enough room. The reason why is that we can build a number of frame and mount configurations that can fit various styles 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 custom built to your exact specifications. Sunburst Shutters Clearwater is able to create a frame and mounting that will let your patio doors open fully.

Can shutters fold away from my glass patio door to allow full glass views?


Will my door handle be in the way of shutters?

No, the Sunburst team is able to 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 that’s what you want to do. The beauty of shutters is in how customizable they are.

Are shutters durable enough to withstand pets scratching at the door?

No treatment can eliminate scratch marks. However, for the best overall performance and durability, you may want to look at Polywood plantation shutters.

Do shutters on my patio door help protect my furniture and carpet from fading?

They sure will! With the unrivaled light control of plantation shutters comes the ultimate in sun protection. Your furniture, carpet, art on the wall on the wall and everything else inside will be protected from harsh UV light.

When installing patio door shutters, will you have to screw anything into the 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 style you get.

Will patio door shutters sway in the wind if my door is open?

No worries here. Plantation shutters on a sliding patio door are heavy, sturdy and solid enough that there’s never any wavering or swaying in the wind, even when the 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 Clearwater wants to help. Get in touch with Sunburst by calling 813-580-7288 today or by filling out our online contact form below. We’ll get in touch soon set up a in-home consultation.