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Bypass Bifold Shutters For Cincinnati Sliding Glass Doors

Plantation shutters are great for sliding doors in Cincinnati. Shutters protect your privacy, control lighting, don’t sway like vertical blinds or panel tracks, and can even outlast than the sliding door itself. If you’ve already decided on sliding door shutters, the only other thing to decide is what kind of shutters would work best for your sliding doors.

The Cincinnati plantation shutter experts at Sunburst offer two sliding door builds: bypass and bifold. Let’s compare the two, and settle on which one is right for you.

Bypass Shutters For Sliding In Cincinnati

Plantation shutters on a sliding door

The more prevalent of the two sliding door shutter options is bypass shutters. For bypass shutters, two shutter panels slide on a track mounted above the door. The shutter panels are offset so the panels slide over each other for access to 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 to the side.

Bypass shutters in a dining room
Bear in mind that with a usual bypass sliding door shutter, there will be a panel covering one side of your sliding door at all times. Sliding glass door shutters in a bypass build are also much more durable than bifold shutters, because there are fewer articulation points that can get damaged or break.
Bifold shutters on sliding glass doors
When to put in bypass sliding door shutters in Cincinnati: When you might not have a lot 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 Cincinnati

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

Reclaimed wood bifold shutters
When to put in bifold 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 fold.

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 make sure your sliding doors retain their functionality and full range of motion by designing a shutter and frame combo that exactly fits your specific sliding door.

How do I measure my sliding glass door for shutters?

Measuring your sliding door for plantation shutters is fairly easy. Here are the measurements you’ll need to take:

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

  • The width of the interior jamb.

  • The length 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 free of charge during your in-home consultation.

How much extra space do I need around my sliding door to put in shutters?

With new advances every day in shutter technology, we can build you a custom set of shutters to fit your sliding door, regardless of the amount of space there is above or around it.


How Do We Design Sliding Shutters?

To begin, we measure the dimensions of each section of your glass door. We also note whether there’s room on either side of the doors. This helps us figure out if we should use a bypass or bifold configuration. Then, we head back to our store and order the hand-crafted plantation shutters to fit those configurations. Utilizing our state-of-the-art technology and design templates based on your door’s measurements, we design and build your sliding glass door shutters ,integrating the finishes and colors of your choosing.

Our professional installers mount the sliding shutters on your sliding glass doors, making sure the louvers on the shutters can open and also that the panels are movable. This provides you with an open view and simplifies cleaning your shutters.


Find A Solution For Your Sliding Glass Door

If you’re still not sure what kind of shutters to get for your sliding glass door, don’t fret! We can help you find the right fit for your home during our free in-home shutter consultation. To schedule yours, just call 513-216-9740 or fill out our form below.