Sliding Door Shutters

Sliding glass doors in San Diego are best served by interior shutters. Shutters improve your privacy, block light, won’t sway like blinds or shades, and will probably last longer than the sliding door itself. If you’ve already decided on sliding door shutters, the next choice to make is what shutter configuration would best fit your sliding glass doors.

Your San Diego plantation shutter experts at Sunburst offer two sliding door types: bypass and bifold. Here we’ll take a look at both shutter configurations, and settle on which one is right for your space.

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The more common of the two sliding door shutter builds is bypass shutters. In this setup, multiple shutter panels slide on a track mounted above a sliding glass door. The 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 reach past the door to allow the shutter panel to completely slide to the side.

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Bear in mind that with a typical set of bypass shutters, there will be a shutter panel over one side of your sliding door all the time. Bypass sliding door shutters are also somewhat stronger than bifold shutters, since there are fewer moving parts that can become damaged or break.


When to choose bypass sliding door shutters in San Diego: When you may not have a huge amount of space in front of the door, or want a low maintenance but durable shutter for your sliding glass door.

Bifold Shutters For Sliding Glass Doors In San Diego
As the name suggests, bifold shutters for sliding glass doors are ones that fold. Instead of two big, solid frames that slide side to side on a track, sliding door shutters in a bifold build are separated into smaller panels that fold into each other, clearing the view in front of your sliding door.


When to choose bifold sliding door shutters: If you want to stack panels 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 ensure that your sliding doors retain their range of motion and function by building a shutter and frame combo that seamlessly fits your specific sliding door.

How do I measure for sliding door shutters?

Measuring your sliding patio door for plantation shutters is pretty simple. Here are the measurements you’ll want to get:

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 worry too much about getting those measurements; your installation team can easily measure your sliding door for you free of charge during an in-home consultation.

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

With the customizability we offer in all of our plantation shutters, we can build you a custom set of shutters to match your sliding glass door, no matter how much space there is above or around it.

How Are Sliding Shutters Built?
We begin by measuring the width and length of each section of your glass door. Then we note whether there’s room on either side of the doors. This helps us figure out whether a bypass or bifold configuration should be used. Next, we return to our store and order the hand-fashioned plantation shutters that fit your doors and configuration. Utilizing our cutting-edge technology and customized design templates based on the dimensions of your door, we design and manufacture your 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 on the shutters can be tilted and also that the panels are adjustable. This provides you with a wonderful view and easier cleaning.

Find Your Sliding Door Shutter Solution
If you’re unsure what window treatment to get for your sliding glass door, don’t fret! Our team can help you find the right fit for your house when you take advantage of our free in-home shutter consultation. To set yours up, simply call 619-698-3111.

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