The Different Types of Patio Door Shutters in Oklahoma City10/29/2015Tyler Jorgensen A glass patio door can be one of the most fashionable and interesting windows in your home, if you treat it right. A large part of doing so is deciding on how to cover the patio door to preserve your privacy and control for light. By far the most fashionable and effective window treatments for patio doors are plantation shutters. And no matter if your patio door is a french door or sliding glass door, there’s a shutter style to complement your setup. French Door Patio Shutters Plantation shutters are superb for french doors that open up to your patio because they’re so adaptable. For any kind of french patio door you might have, we can build a set of plantation shutters to fit them. 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 the doors don’t swing open too far and hit a wall? Interior shutters are the solution for any situation. Not to mention their other numerous benefits. Shutters give you complete light control, compared to drapes or blinds that only give you: open or closed. Shutters also outlive every other window treatment, and can survive just as long as your french patio do. Shutters are also permanently attached to your french doors, so they won’t swing wildly when you open or close your doors. And with Sunburst’s patented faux wood Polywood® plantation shutters, you get unmatched energy efficiency, and that’s particularly important with how much your patio doors can contribute to your home’s temperature. Sliding Patio Door Shutters Similar to Oklahoma City french doors, sliding patio doors can have a lot of variation, and it might get somewhat difficult to find a window treatment that works with how your doors slide. Fortunately, shutters are custom-made to fit exactly how your sliding patio doors work. Shutters for sliding patio doors have two different configurations: bypass or bifold. Bypass Sliding Patio Door Shutters A bypass sliding door shutter has one shutter panel that slides horizontally to one side in front of or behind another panel, much like the sliding door itself. One of the biggest benefits of bypass patio shutters is that it doesn’t sacrifice control over your lighting when you want privacy like you would with other window treatments. You can open the shutter louvers to a certain angle, allowing light to come in without exposing your interior to the outside world. Bypass shutters usually are made with fewer shutter panels than bifold shutters, resulting in a a cleaner and more modern look to your patio door. Bifold Sliding Patio Door Shutters As you can gather from the name, bifold sliding door shutters fold and collapse into themselves and can move away from your patio door. While a little more rare than, bifold shutters usually have more shutter panels, giving you more discriminating light control since you can adjust more individual louvers. Frequently Asked Questions about Patio Door Shutters How do I figure out if I need bypass or bifold shutters for my patio door? It mainly hinges on the the space around your door. Your shutter installer can help you find what will work best for your space. Is there enough room around my sliding door to put in shutters? In almost every single case, yes, there’s enough space. That’s because there are a wide array of frame and mount builds that can fit various styles of sliding patio doors. My french doors open in different directions – is that an issue for shutters? Just like with sliding door shutters, french door shutters are custom-made to your door’s exact needs. Sunburst Shutters Oklahoma City can help build you a mount and frame that will let your patio doors open fully. Can shutters move away from my glass patio door to allow full glass views? They certainly can! Will my door handle be in the way of shutters? No, our expert team is able to build shutters with custom made cut-outs that give you access to your door handle. If I install shutters on my patio door, do I also have to cover my transom window? With how adaptable shutters are, you’ll only have to cover your transom if you want to. 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. However, for unmatched protection, we recommend our Polywood plantation shutters. Will patio door shutters help protect my furniture and carpet from fading? They sure will! With the total light control of plantation shutters comes the ultimate in UV protection. Your belongings, floors, photos on the wall and everything else inside will be protected from harsh UV rays. When putting in patio door shutters, will you have to screw anything into the floor? No – all of our patio door shutters adhere to either the door frame itself or the wall around the door, depending on the style you get. Will bypass shutters on my patio door sway in the wind if my door is open? Not a chance. Plantation shutters on a sliding patio door are adhered to your door or frame solidly so that there’s never any wavering or swaying in the breeze, even when your door is wide open. Get Your Patio Doors Looking Beautiful Are you ready to up the style and usability of your patio doors? If so, Sunburst Shutters Oklahoma City can help. Get in touch with Sunburst by calling 405-300-4664 today or just use the contact form below. We’ll be in touch to set up a in-home consultation.