Sliding door shutters in New York

2 Styles Of Patio Door Shutters For Your New York Home

October 29, 2015

Your patio door can be an extremely stylish part of your home, if you take care of it. A big part of doing so is choosing a window treatment for your patio door to preserve your privacy and control for light.

Far and away the most fashionable and functional window treatments for patio doors are plantation shutters. And no matter if your patio door is a sliding door or french door, you can find a shutter style to match your patio door.

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French Door Patio Shutters

Plantation shutters are adaptable, which makes them perfect for french patio doors. For every style of patio french door you have, our team can make a set of plantation shutters for you.

Is one door stationary or do both french doors open? Are the door handles near the inside or the outside of the doorframe? Is it important to have a buffer so that your door doesn’t swing open too far and hit the wall? Plantation shutters are the solution for any situation.

Not to mention their other huge benefits. Plantation shutters give you an entire spectrum of light control, compared to drapes or shades where you only have two choices: shut or open. Shutters also outlive every other window covering, and will survive just as long as your patio doors do. Shutters are also installed right onto your doors, so they won’t swing wildly when you open the door. And with our premier faux wood Polywood® plantation shutters, you can get unparalleled energy efficiency, and that’s especially important given how much your patio doors can contribute to your home’s temperature.

Sliding Patio Door Shutters

Just like New York french doors, sliding glass patio doors can vary, and it might get somewhat tricky to find a window treatment that works in tandem with your sliding patio door. Luckily, plantation shutters are custom-built to fit your sliding patio doors no matter how they open. Sliding door shutters can be built in two different ways: bypass or bifold.

Bypass Sliding Patio Door Shutters

A bypass sliding door shutter has panels that slide over one another, much like the sliding door itself.
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One of the biggest benefits of bypass patio shutters is that it doesn’t sacrifice light control to get privacy or vice versa like you would with other window treatments. You can open the shutter louvers to a certain angle, letting light in without leaving your home interior completely visible from the outside.

Bypass shutters typically are built with fewer shutter panels than bifold shutters, resulting in a more modern and sleek style for your patio door.

Bifold Sliding Patio Door Shutters

As the name suggests, bifold sliding door shutters fold and collapse into themselves and can move away from your patio door. While not as common as bypass sliding door shutters, bifold shutters give you more shutter panels, giving you more control over light since you have access to more individual louvers to adjust.

Patio Door Shutter FAQs

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

It usually depends on the shape, size, and location of your patio door. Your shutter installer can help you determine which is best for your home.

Do I have enough room on my sliding door to put in shutters?

In most cases, yes, there will be enough room. That’s because we can build a vast range of mounting and shutter frame options that can fit various kinds of sliding patio doors.

My french doors open in different directions – is that an issue for shutters?

Just like with sliding door shutters, french door shutters are built to your exact specifications. Sunburst Shutters New York can help build you a frame and mounting that won’t interfere with how your patio doors operate.

Can shutters stack away from my glass patio door so I can get a full view?


Will my door handle be in the way of shutters?

No, our expert team can build shutters with cut-outs which make room for your door handle.

Do I have to cover my transom if I put shutters on my patio door?

With how customizable shutters are, you’ll only have to cover your transom if you want to.

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

There’s no window treatment that can completely get rid of scuffs from pets. But for unrivaled strength and durability, we recommend our Polywood plantation shutters.

Will shutters on my patio door help protect my flooring and furniture from fading?

Absolutely! With the total light control of plantation shutters comes the ultimate in sun protection. Your belongings, flooring, photos on the wall and everything else inside will be kept safe from harsh UV light.

When putting in patio door shutters, will you have to screw anything into my floor?

Not at all – 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 bypass shutters on my patio door swing in the wind if my door is open?

Not a chance. 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 if your door is ajar.

Make Your Patio Doors Beautiful Inside And Out

Are you ready to let your patio doors reach their full fashion potential? If so, Sunburst Shutters New York can help. Get in touch with one of our window treatment pros by calling 631-246-3930 today or just use the contact form below. We’ll be in touch to set up a in-home consultation.