Bypass Bifold Shutters For Clearwater Sliding Glass Doors

Indoor shutters are the best treatment for sliding glass doors in Clearwater. Shutters improve your privacy, maintain your view, won’t sway like vertical blinds or curtains, and will probably outlast 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.

Your Clearwater plantation shutter experts at Sunburst offer two sliding door configurations: bypass and bifold. We’ll take a look at what makes each unique, and settle on which one is right for your home.

Bypass Shutters For Sliding In Clearwater

Plantation shutters on a sliding door

The more common of the two sliding door shutter builds is bypass shutters. In this setup, two or more shutter panels slide on a track mounted above a sliding glass door. The shutter panels are offset so one-panel slides in front of the other for easy operation of the door. Or if you have room to the side of your sliding door, the track can extend past the doorframe to let the shutter completely slide away from the door.

Bypass shutters in a dining room
Remember that with almost every bypass shutter configuration, 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 durable than bifold shutters, because there are fewer moving parts that can get damaged or break.
Bifold shutters on sliding glass doors
When to choose bypass sliding door shutters in Clearwater: When you don’t have a large amount of space in front of the door, or want a low maintenance but long-lasting shutter for your sliding glass door.

Bi-fold Shutters For Sliding Doors In Clearwater

As the name might tell you, bifold shutters for sliding glass doors are ones that fold. Rather than two large, solid frames that slide on a rail, sliding door shutters in a bifold build are built with smaller panels that fold into each other, clearing the view in front of your sliding door.

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

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 ensure that your sliding doors keep their functionality and full range of motion by building 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 isn’t hard at all. These are typically the measurements you’ll want to get:

  • The height from the top of the door casing to the floor.

  • The width of the interior jamb.

  • The height and width of the glass panes.

But don’t fret if you don’t want to measure; your installer will be happy to measure your sliding door for you at no charge during an in-home consultation.

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

With the customizability we offer in all of our plantation shutters, we can design a custom set of shutters to match your sliding door, regardless of the amount of space you have above or around it.


How Are Sliding Shutters Designed?

To begin, we measure the width and length of each portion of your glass door. Next, we mark whether there’s room on either side of the doors. This helps us figure out if a bypass or a bifold configuration is best. Next, we head back to our shop and order the hand-fashioned plantation shutters to fit those configurations. Utilizing our state-of-the-art computer software and design templates based on the dimensions of your door, we design and construct your sliding glass door shutters with the colors and finishes you hand-picked.

Our professional installers mount the sliding shutters on your sliding glass doors, making sure the louvers can be tilted and that the panels are movable. This offers you a better view and easier cleaning.


Find Your Sliding Door Shutter Solution

If you’re not decided on what window covering to get for your sliding glass door, no worries! The Sunburst Shutters Clearwater team can help you find the right fit for your house during our free in-home shutter consultation. To schedule yours, simply call 813-580-7288 or use the form below.