Bypass Bifold Shutters For Chicago Sliding Glass Doors
Plantation shutters are fantastic for sliding doors in Chicago. Shutters protect your privacy, block light, won’t sway like vertical blinds or drapes, and can even last longer than the sliding door itself. If you’ve already decided on shutters for a sliding door, the next decision to make is what kind of shutters would look best with the sliding glass doors in your space.
Bypass Shutters For Glass Doors In Chicago
The more popular of the two sliding glass door shutter options is bypass shutters. For bypass shutters, two or more shutter panels slide on a track mounted above the door. The shutter panels are offset so one-panel slides in front of the other for access to the door. Or if you have room to the side of your sliding door, the track can reach beyond the door to let the shutter completely slide to the side.
Bi-fold Shutters For Sliding Glass Doors In Chicago
As the name suggests, bifold shutters for sliding glass doors are ones that fold. Rather than two large, solid shutter panels that slide on a rail, bifold shutters are separated into smaller panels that fold inward, clearing the way in front of your door.
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 retain their functionality and full range of motion by designing a shutter and frame combo that seamlessly 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 need to take:
The height from the top of the door casing to the floor.
The width of the jamb of the door.
The height and width of the sliding glass panes.
But don’t feel like you have to measure it all on your own; your installer will be happy to measure your sliding door for you free of charge during your in-home consultation.
How much room do I need around my sliding door for shutters?
With the amount of customization we have over our different shutter builds, we can design a set of shutters to match your sliding door, no matter how much space there is above or around it.
How Do We Design Sliding Shutters?
To begin, we measure the dimensions of each portion of your glass door. We also mark whether there’s room on either side of the doors. This tells us if we should use a bypass or bifold configuration. We head back to our store and order the hand-crafted plantation shutters that fit your doors and configuration. Using a combination of cutting-edge technology and customized design templates based on your door’s measurements, we design and build the sliding glass door shutters ,integrating the finishes and colors you choose.
Our skilled installers mount the sliding shutters on your sliding glass doors, ensuring the louvers on the shutters can be tilted and also that the panels are mobile. This offers you an open view and easier cleaning.