The Different Styles of Patio Door Shutters in Nashville10/29/2015Stefano Diotaiuti A glass patio door could be an extremely interesting part of your home, if you treat it right. A big part of doing so is deciding on how to cover the patio door to keep your privacy and adjust the lighting in your home. Far and away the best-looking and most effective patio door window treatments are plantation shutters. And whether your patio door is a french door or sliding glass door, there’s a style of plantation shutter to match your setup. French Door Patio Shutters Plantation shutters are great for french doors that open up to your patio because they’re so adaptable. For every style of patio french door you might have, Sunburst can build a set of plantation shutters for you. Does just one door open, or both french doors? Are the handles located towards the inside or the outside of the frame? Is it important to have a buffer so that your door doesn’t swing all the way open and hit the wall? Custom shutters are what you need in any situation. Not to mention their other huge benefits. Shutters offer unparalleled lighting control in your home, compared to curtains or blinds where you only have two choices: open or shut. Shutters also outlast any other window covering, and can last as long as your patio doors do. Shutters are also permanently attached to your french doors, so they don’t sway wildly when you open or close the door. And with our patented faux wood Polywood® plantation shutters, you get unmatched energy efficiency, which is particularly important given how much your patio doors can play a part in the temperature in your home. Sliding Patio Door Shutters Like Nashville french doors, sliding glass patio doors can have a lot of variation, and it can get super difficult to find a window treatment that works in tandem with your sliding patio door. Luckily, plantation shutters are custom-built to fit your sliding patio doors without a hitch. Sliding door shutters fall under one of two categories: bypass or bifold. Bypass Sliding Patio Door Shutters With bypass patio door shutters, one panel slides on a rail to open a path for your door. The best part of bypass shutters for a patio door is that you don’t have to sacrifice light control when you want privacy like you might with other window coverings. You can open the shutter louvers to any angle, without letting the outside world get an open view of the inside of your home. Bypass shutters for the most part come in fewer shutter panels than bifold shutters, giving you a a modern and clean style for your patio door. Bifold Sliding Patio Door Shutters Like their name implies, bifold sliding door shutters fold in on themselves and fold away from your sliding 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 figure out if I need bypass or bifold sliding patio door shutters? It usually hinges on the shape, size, and location of your sliding glass door. Your Sunburst pro can help you determine which is best for your house. Do I have enough room on my sliding door to put in shutters? In just about any case, yes, you’ll have enough room. That’s because there are a vast range of frame and mount builds that can fit different kinds of sliding patio doors. My french doors open in opposite directions – will that work with shutters? As with sliding door shutters, french door shutters are made to your exact needs. Sunburst Shutters Nashville can help build you a frame and mounting that will let your patio doors open fully. 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, our expert team can build shutters with custom made cut-outs that give you access to your door handle. Do I need to cover my transom if I put shutters on my patio door? With how adaptable shutters are, you’ll only have to cover your transom if you want to. Will shutters survive pets scratching at the door? There’s no window treatment that can eliminate scuffs from pets. However, for the best overall performance and durability, your best bet is Polywood plantation shutters. Do shutters on my patio door help protect my furniture and carpet from fading? Absolutely! With the total light control offered by shutters comes the ultimate in UV protection. Your furniture, flooring, photos on the wall and more will be guarded from harsh UV rays. When putting in patio door shutters, is anything screwed into my floor? No way – all of our patio door shutters adhere to either the door frame itself or the wall around the door, depending on the frame and mount you get. Will bypass shutters on my patio door swing in the wind when I leave the door open? No worries here. Plantation shutters on a sliding patio door are heavy, sturdy and solid enough that there’s never any wavering or swaying in the breeze, even when the door is completely 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 Nashville wants to help. Drop us a line by calling 615-236-8530 today or by filling out our online contact form below. We’ll be in touch to set up a in-home consultation.