The Different Types of Patio Door Shutters in Las Vegas

Darik Neilson

Your patio door could be one of the most fashionable and attractive windows in your home, if you take care of it. A big part of that is choosing how to cover the patio door to keep your privacy and control for light.

Far and away the best-looking and most functional window treatments for patio doors are plantation shutters. And whether your patio door is a french door or sliding glass door, we can help you find a style of plantation shutter to complement your setup.

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Shutters for Patio French Doors

Plantation shutters are versatile, making them fantastic for french doors that open up to your patio. For any type of patio french door you might have, our team can build a set of plantation shutters for you.

Does just one door open, or both french doors? Are the handles located towards the interior or the exterior of the frame? Do you want a buffer so that the doors don’t swing too far open and hit a wall? Plantation shutters are perfect for any situation.

Don’t forget their other numerous benefits. Interior shutters offer unparalleled lighting control in your home, compared to curtains or blinds that only give you: open or closed. Shutters also outlast every other window covering, and will survive just as long as your patio doors do. Shutters are also affixed directly to your patio doors, so they won’t swing open when you open the door. And with Sunburst’s premier faux wood Polywood® plantation shutters, you’ll get unmatched energy efficiency, and that’s particularly important with how much heat can come and go through those big glass panes.

Shutters for Sliding Patio Doors

Like Las Vegas french doors, sliding patio doors come in a variety of configurations, and it could be somewhat tricky to find a window treatment that works with how your doors slide. Fortunately, interior shutters are custom-built to fit exactly how your sliding patio doors work. Shutters for sliding patio doors fall under one of two categories: bypass or bifold.

Bypass Sliding Patio Door Shutters

A bypass sliding door shutter has one shutter panel that slides horizontally to one side in front of or behind another panel, similar to the sliding door itself.
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The best part of bypass patio shutters is that it doesn’t sacrifice light control to get privacy or vice versa like you might with other window coverings. You can open the shutter louvers to any angle, allowing light to come in without exposing your interior to the outside world.

Bypass shutters for the most part come in fewer shutter panels than bifold shutters, giving you a more modern and sleek style for your patio door.

Bifold Sliding Patio Door Shutters

As you can gather from the name, bifold sliding door shutters fold and collapse into themselves and can move away from your patio door. While a little more uncommon compared to bypass shutters, bifold shutters have more shutter panels, giving you more discriminating light control since you can adjust more individual louvers.

FAQs about Patio Door Shutters

How do I decide if I want bypass or bifold sliding patio door shutters?

It mainly hinges on the the space around your door. Your shutter installer can help you find 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 more than enough room. That’s because there are a vast range of frame and mount builds that can fit different styles of sliding patio doors.

My french doors open in different directions – is that a problem for shutters?

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

Can shutters move away from my glass patio door to give me a full view outside?

They certainly can!

Will my door handle be in the way of shutters?

No, the Sunburst team is able to build shutters with custom cut-outs, which wrap around the door handle, giving you full access to it at all times.

Will I need to cover my transom if I put shutters on my patio door?

Only if that’s what you want to do. One of the best things about shutters is how adaptable they are.

Are shutters durable enough to handle my pets scratching at the door?

No treatment can eliminate scuffs from pets. But for the best overall performance and durability, we recommend our Polywood plantation shutters.

Do patio door shutters help protect my furniture and carpet from fading?

Yes! With the unrivaled light control offered by shutters comes the ultimate in UV protection. Your furniture, carpet, photos on the wall and everything else inside will be guarded from harsh sunlight.

When putting in patio door shutters, is anything screwed into the 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 plantation shutters swing in the breeze when I leave the door open?

Not a chance. Patio door shutters by Sunburst adhered to your door or frame solidly so that they won’t ever sway in the wind, even when the door is ajar.

Make Your Patio Doors Beautiful Inside And Out

Are you ready to up the style and usability of your patio doors? If so, Sunburst Shutters Las Vegas wants to help. Drop us a line by calling 702-850-6619 today or by filling out our online contact form below. We’ll be in touch to schedule your free consultation.