Sliding doors in Las Vegas are best served by interior shutters. Shutters help maximize your privacy, control lighting, won’t sway like blinds or panel tracks, and will probably last longer than the sliding door itself. If you’ve already decided on sliding door shutters, the only other thing to decide is what shutter configuration would best fit your sliding glass doors.
Your Las Vegas plantation shutter experts at Sunburst offer two sliding door types: bypass and bifold. We’ll take a look at what makes each unique, and find out which one is right for your doors.
Bypass Shutters For Sliding In Las Vegas
The more common of the two sliding door shutter builds is the bypass configuration. For bypass shutters, two or more shutter panels slide on a track mounted above your sliding door. The shutters are offset so the panels slide over each other for easy operation of the door. Or if you have room to the side of your sliding door, the track can extend beyond the doorframe to allow the shutter panel to completely slide to the side.
Remember that with a usual set of bypass shutters, you’ll have a shutter panel covering one side of your sliding door at all times. Bypass shutters for sliding doors are also somewhat stronger than bifold shutters, since there are fewer moving parts that can get damaged or break.
When to put in bypass sliding door shutters in Las Vegas: When you may not have a large amount of space in front of the door, or want an easy to use but durable shutter on your sliding glass door.
Bi-fold Shutters For Sliding Glass Doors In Las Vegas
As the name might tell you, bifold shutters for sliding glass doors are ones that fold. Instead of two big, solid frames that slide back and forth on a track, sliding door shutters in a bifold build are built with smaller panels that fold into each other, clearing the view in front of your sliding door.
When to put in bifold shutters When you want to stack panels to one side of the door and you have enough space beside 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 retain their functionality and full range of motion by designing a set of shutters that exactly fits your specific sliding door.
How do I measure my sliding glass door for shutters?
Measuring your sliding patio door for plantation shutters is fairly easy. Below are the measurements you’ll want to get:
The height from the top of the door casing to the floor.
The width of the interior jamb.
The width and length of the glass panes.
But don’t feel like you have to measure it all on your own; your installation team will be happy to measure your sliding door for you at no charge during an in-home consultation.
How much room do I need around my sliding door to put in shutters?
With new advances every day in shutter technology, we’re able to build you a custom set of shutters to fit your sliding door, no matter the amount of space there is above or around it.
How Are Sliding Shutters Built?
We start by measuring the dimensions of each segment of your glass door. Then we note how much space there is next to the doors. This tells us whether a bypass or bifold configuration should be used. We go back to our office and order the hand-fashioned plantation shutters to fit those configurations. Taking advantage of state-of-the-art software and customized design templates based on the dimensions of your door, we design and build the sliding glass door shutters with the colors and finishes of your choosing.
Our professional installers put up the sliding shutters on your sliding glass doors, double checking the louvers can open and the panels are adjustable. This provides you with a wonderful view and easier cleaning.
Find A Solution For Your Sliding Glass Door
If you’re unsure what window covering you need for your sliding glass door, don’t worry! We can help you find the right fit for your home when you take advantage of our free in-home shutter consultation. To set yours up, just call 702-850-6619
or use the form below.