The Different Styles of Patio Door Shutters in Colorado Springs

Gary Harding

A glass patio door can be one of the most stylish and attractive windows in your home, if you treat it right. A big part of that is choosing a window treatment for your patio door to preserve your privacy and adjust the lighting in your home.

By far the most fashionable and functional patio door window treatments are plantation shutters. And no matter if your patio door is a french door or sliding glass door, we can help you find a shutter style to match your setup.

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Shutters for Patio French Doors

Plantation shutters are adaptable, making them fantastic for french patio doors. For every kind of french patio door you might have, Sunburst can make a set of plantation shutters to fit them.

Is one door stationary or do both french doors open? Are the handles located near the interior or the exterior of the frame? Do you want a buffer so your door doesn’t swing too far open and hit the wall? Custom shutters are perfect for any situation.

And that’s without mentioning their other numerous benefits. Interior shutters offer unparalleled lighting control in your home, compared to drapes or shades where you only have two choices: closed or open. Shutters will also outlive any other window covering, and can survive just as long as your patio doors do. Shutters are also permanently attached to your french doors, so they don’t swing open when you open or close go through the patio door. And with our patented faux wood Polywood® plantation shutters, you can get unrivaled energy efficiency, and that’s especially important given how much heat can come and go through the tall french door windows.

Shutters for Sliding Patio Doors

Like Colorado Springs french doors, sliding patio doors come in a variety of configurations, and it can get somewhat difficult to find a window treatment that matches your door exactly. Luckily, shutters are custom-made to fit the exact mechanism of your sliding patio doors. Sliding door shutters will fall under one of two types: bypass or bifold.

Bypass Sliding Patio Door Shutters

With bypass sliding door shutters, one shutter panel will slide out from in front of your door and in front of the other.
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The best part of bypass patio shutters is that it doesn’t sacrifice control over your lighting when you want privacy like you might with other window coverings. You can open the shutter louvers to a certain angle, allowing light to come in without leaving your home interior completely visible from the outside.

Bypass shutters usually are made with fewer shutter panels than bifold shutters, resulting in a a modern and clean style for your patio door.

Bifold Sliding Patio Door Shutters

As the name suggests, 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 usually have more shutter panels, giving you more discriminating light control since you can adjust more individual louvers.

Patio Door Shutter FAQs

How do I know if I should get bypass or bifold shutters for my patio door?

It mainly depends on the shape, size, and location of your sliding glass patio door. Your Sunburst Shutters professionals can help you find what will work best for your space.

Is there enough room around my sliding door to install shutters?

In almost every single case, yes, there’s enough space. The reason why is that we can build a vast range of mounting and shutter frame options that can fit different styles of sliding patio doors.

My french doors open in different directions – will that work with shutters?

Just like with sliding door shutters, french door shutters are custom-made to your door’s exact needs. Sunburst Shutters Colorado Springs can help build you a mount and frame that won’t get in the way of your french doors.

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


Will my door handle get in the way of installing shutters?

No, our expert team can build shutters with custom made cut-outs that give you access to your door handle.

If I get shutters on my patio door, will I also have to cover my transom window?

Only if you want to cover the transom. The beauty of shutters is in how adaptable they are.

Are shutters durable enough to withstand pets scratching at the door?

There’s no window treatment that can completely get rid of scuffs from pets. But for unrivaled strength and durability, you may want to look at Polywood plantation shutters.

Will patio door shutters help protect my flooring and furniture from fading?

Yes! With the total light control of plantation shutters comes the ultimate in sun protection. Your belongings, carpet, art on the wall on the wall and more will be safeguarded from harsh UV light.

When putting in patio door shutters, is anything screwed into my floor?

No way – no matter what style of patio door shutters you choose, they adhere to either the door frame itself or the wall around the door, depending on the frame and mount you choose.

Will bypass shutters on my patio door swing in the breeze when I leave the door open?

No worries here. Patio door shutters by Sunburst heavy enough, sturdy enough, and constructed solidly enough that they won’t ever sway in the wind, even if your door is wide open.

Time to Make Your Patio Doors Shine Brighter

Are you ready to let your patio doors reach their full fashion potential? If so, Sunburst Shutters Colorado Springs wants to help. Drop us a line by calling 303-625-6431 today or by filling out our online contact form below. We’ll get in touch soon set up a free consultation.