Bifold & Bypass Shutters for Colorado Springs Sliding Glass Doors Sliding doors in Colorado Springs are the perfect partner for interior shutters. Shutters protect your privacy, control lighting, won’t sway like blinds or panel tracks, and may even outlast 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. The Colorado Springs plantation shutter pros at Sunburst offer two sliding door types: bypass and bifold. Let’s compare the two, and find out which one is right for you. Bypass Shutters for Sliding Doors in Colorado Springs The more common of the two sliding glass door shutter layouts is bypass shutters. For bypass shutters, two shutter panels slide on a track mounted above a sliding glass door. The shutters are offset so one panel slides in front of the 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 out from in front of the glass door. Remember that with a usual bypass shutter configuration, there will be a panel covering one pane of your sliding glass door all the time. Sliding glass door shutters in a bypass build are also much more durable than bifold shutters, since there are fewer moving parts that can get damaged or wear out. When to choose bypass sliding door shutters in Colorado Springs: When you don’t have a lot of space in front of the door, or want a low maintenance but durable shutter for your sliding door. Bifold Shutters for Sliding Doors in Colorado Springs As the name might tell you, bifold shutters for sliding glass doors are ones that fold. Rather than two big, solid panels that slide side to side on a rail, sliding door shutters in a bifold build are separated into smaller panels that fold inward, clearing the path in front of your door. When to put in bifold sliding glass door shutters: If you want to stack panels to one side of the door and you have enough space beside the door for the shutters to collapse. Sliding Door Shutter FAQs Will I still be able to open and close my sliding door if I put in shutters? Yes! We’ll make sure your sliding doors retain their range of motion and function by designing a set of shutters that exactly fits your door frame. How do I measure for sliding door shutters? Measuring your sliding patio door for plantation shutters is fairly easy. These are typically 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 there’s no casing). The width of the interior jamb. The height and width of the sliding glass panes. But you don’t have to measure yourself; your installation team will be happy to measure your sliding door for you for free during your in-home consultation. How much extra space do I need around a sliding glass door to install shutters? With new advances every day in shutter technology, we’re able to build you a set of shutters to fit your sliding glass door, regardless of how much space you have above or around it. How Are Sliding Shutters Built? The first thing we do is measure the dimensions of each portion of your glass door. Next, we record whether there’s room on either side of the doors. This tells us whether a bypass or bifold configuration should be used. Next, we return to our shop and order the hand-built plantation shutters to use on your doors. Utilizing our advanced software and customized design templates based on your door’s measurements, we design and manufacture your home’s sliding glass door shutters ,adding the colors and finishes you hand-picked. Our professional installers install the sliding shutters on your sliding glass doors, making sure the louvers can open and that the panels are movable. This offers you a better view and simplifies cleaning your shutters. Find Your Sliding Door Shutter Solution If you’re still not sure what window covering you need for your sliding glass door, that’s okay! We can help you find the right fit for your house during our free in-home shutter consultation. To set yours up, just call 303-625-6431 or fill out our form below.