Bypass & Bifold Shutters for New York City Sliding Glass Doors

Sliding doors in New York City are the perfect partner for plantation shutters. Shutters protect your privacy, block light, don’t sway like vertical blinds or drapes, and will probably outlast than the sliding door itself. If you’ve already decided on shutters for a sliding door, the next choice to make is what kind of shutters would look best with the sliding glass doors in your space.

The New York City plantation shutter pros at Sunburst offer two sliding door types: bypass and bifold. We’ll dive into the differences between them, and find out which one is right for your doors.

Bypass Shutters for New York City Sliding Doors

Sliding Glass Door Shutter In New York City

The more common of the two sliding glass door shutter options is bypass shutters. In this setup, two shutter panels slide on a track mounted above a sliding glass door. The shutter panels are offset so the panels slide over each other for access to the door. Or if the sliding door has room to the side, the track can reach beyond the doorframe to allow the shutter panel to completely slide to the side.

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Keep in mind that with a typical bypass shutter configuration, there will be a panel over one side of your sliding glass door at all times. Bypass sliding door shutters are also a lot stronger than bifold shutters, as there are fewer moving parts that can become damaged or break.
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When to put in bypass sliding door shutters in New York City: When you may not have a large amount of space in front of the door, or want an easy to use but durable shutter for your sliding door.

Bifold Shutters for Sliding Glass Doors in New York City

As the name might tell you, bifold shutters for sliding glass doors are ones that fold. Instead of two big, solid panels that slide side to side on a rail, bifold shutters are separated into smaller panels that fold into each other, clearing the way in front of your sliding glass door.

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When to put in bifold sliding glass door shutters: If you want to be able to move your shutters completely to one side of the door and you have enough space on either side of the door for the shutters to operate.

Sliding Door Shutter FAQs

Will I lose any functionality out of my sliding glass door if I install shutters?

Not at all. We’ll make sure your sliding doors keep their functionality and full range of motion by designing a shutter and frame combo that perfectly fits your door frame.

How do I measure for sliding door shutters?

Measuring your sliding patio door for plantation shutters isn’t hard at all. Here 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 you have no casing).

  • The width of the interior jamb.

  • The height and width of the sliding glass panes.

But don’t fret if you don’t want to measure; your installer can easily measure your sliding door for you free of charge during your in-home consultation.

How much extra space 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 match your sliding glass door, regardless of how much space you have above or around it.

How Do We Design Sliding Shutters?

We start by measuring the length and width of each segment of your glass door. Next, we note if there’s room next to the doors. This helps us figure out whether a bypass or bifold configuration should be used. We return to our store and order the hand-fashioned plantation shutters to use on your doors. Using a combination of cutting-edge technology and customized design templates based on the dimensions of your door, we design and manufacture the sliding glass door shutters with the colors and finishes of your choosing.

Our expert installers put up the sliding shutters on your sliding glass doors, double checking the louvers can be tilted and the panels are mobile. This gives you a wonderful view and shutters that are easy to clean.

Find Your Sliding Door Shutter Solution

If you’re unsure what kind of shutters you need for your sliding glass door, don’t worry! The Sunburst Shutters New York team can help you find the right fit for your space during our free in-home shutter consultation. To set yours up, simply call 631-246-3930 or fill out our form below.