Bifold & Bypass Shutters for Las Vegas Sliding Glass Doors

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 work best for your sliding 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 help you determine which one is right for your doors.

Bypass Shutters for Las Vegas Sliding Doors

Sliding Glass Door Shutter In Las Vegas

The more common of the two sliding door shutter layouts is the bypass configuration. For bypass shutters, multiple shutter panels slide on a track mounted above your sliding door. The panels 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 away from the door. 

Bear in mind that with a usual bypass sliding door shutter, you’ll have a shutter panel covering one side of your sliding door at all times. Bypass sliding door shutters are also somewhat stronger than bifold shutters, since there are fewer moving parts that can get damaged or break.
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When to put in bypass sliding door shutters in Las Vegas: When you may not have a huge amount of space in front of the door, or want an easy to use but durable shutter on your sliding glass door.

Bifold Shutters for Sliding Glass Doors in Las Vegas

As the name suggests, bifold shutters for sliding glass doors are ones that fold. Instead of two big, solid panels 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 path in front of your sliding glass door.

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When to put in bifold sliding door 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?

[[Yes!Not at all.]106] 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 floor to the top of the door casing (or top of the jamb if you have no casing).

  • The width of the jamb of the door.

  • 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 length and width 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. Using a combination of cutting-edge computer software and custom design templates based on the dimensions of your door, we design and construct the sliding glass door shutters ,adding the colors and finishes you hand-picked.

Our professional installers put up the sliding shutters on your sliding glass doors, ensuring the louvers can open and that the panels are movable. This provides you with a better view and shutters that are easy to clean.

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! Our team 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.