Bifold & Bypass Shutters for Nashville Sliding Glass Doors Plantation shutters are the best treatment for sliding doors in Nashville. Shutters help maximize your privacy, maintain your view, don’t sway like blinds or shades, and may even outlast than the sliding door itself. If you’ve already decided on sliding door shutters, the next thing to decide is what kind of shutters would work best for your sliding doors. The Nashville plantation shutter pros at Sunburst offer two sliding door configurations: bypass and bifold. Let’s take a look at both shutter configurations, and find out which one is right for you. Bypass Shutters for Nashville Sliding Doors The more popular of the two sliding door shutter options is bypass shutters. In this setup, two shutter panels slide on a track mounted above your sliding door. The panels are offset so one panel slides in front of the other for access to the door. Or if there’s some room next to your sliding door, the track can extend past the door to allow the shutter panel to completely slide out from in front of the glass door. Keep in mind that with a typical bypass shutter configuration, you’ll have a shutter panel over one side of your sliding door all the time. Bypass sliding door shutters are also a lot more resilient than bifold builds, since there are fewer articulation points that can get damaged or wear out. When to choose bypass sliding door shutters in Nashville: When you may not have a large amount of space in front of your door, or want an easy to use but long-lasting shutter on your sliding door. Bifold Shutters for Sliding Glass Doors in Nashville As the name implies, a bifold configuration for sliding door shutters allow the shutters to fold. Instead of two big, solid panels that slide on a track, bifold shutters are separated into smaller panels that fold into each other, clearing the way in front of your sliding glass door. When to put in bifold sliding door shutters: If you want to stack panels to one side of the door and you have adequate space to the sides of the door for the shutters to operate. Sliding Glass Door Shutter FAQs Will I still be able to open and close my sliding door if I install shutters? Yes! We’ll make sure your sliding doors keep their functionality and full range of motion by designing a set of shutters that exactly fits your door frame. How do I measure for sliding door shutters? Measuring your sliding door to fit shutters is pretty simple. These are typically the measurements you’ll want to get: The height from the top of the door casing to the floor. 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 can easily measure your sliding door for you free of charge during an in-home consultation. How much extra space do I need around my sliding door to install shutters? With new configurations in our sliding door shutters and frames, we can design a custom set of shutters to match your sliding door, no matter how much space there is above or around it. How Are Sliding Shutters Built? The first thing we do is measure the width and length of each segment of your glass door. We also note whether there’s room on either side of the doors. This helps us figure out if a bypass or a bifold configuration is best. Next, we return to our shop and order the hand-built plantation shutters that fit your doors and configuration. Utilizing our state-of-the-art computer software and design templates based on your doors, we design and build your sliding glass door shutters with the finishes and colors you hand-picked. Our professional installers install the sliding shutters on your sliding glass doors, ensuring that the louvers can be tilted and that the panels are movable. This offers you a better view and simplifies cleaning your shutters. Find A Solution For Your Sliding Glass Door If you’re still not sure what kind of shutters you need for your sliding glass door, don’t fret! We can help you find the right fit for your house when you take advantage of our free in-home shutter consultation. To set yours up, just call 615-236-8530 or fill out our form below.