Bifold & Bypass Shutters for Oklahoma City Sliding Glass Doors Sliding glass doors in Oklahoma City are best served by interior shutters. Shutters help maximize your privacy, block light, don’t sway like blinds or drapes, and can even last longer than the sliding door itself. If you’ve already decided on sliding door shutters, the next choice to make is what shutter configuration would look best with the sliding glass doors in your space. The Oklahoma City plantation shutter pros at Sunburst offer two sliding door types: bypass and bifold. Let’s take a look at what makes each unique, and help you determine which one is right for your space. Bypass Shutters for Oklahoma City Sliding Glass Doors The more popular of the two sliding door shutter builds is the bypass configuration. In this setup, two shutter panels slide on a track mounted above a sliding glass door. The shutter panels are offset so one panel slides in front of the other for easy operation of the door. Or if the sliding door has room to the side, the track can reach beyond the doorframe to allow the shutter panel to completely slide away from the door. Keep in mind that with a typical set of bypass shutters, you’ll have a shutter panel covering one side of your sliding glass door at all times. Bypass sliding door shutters are also somewhat more durable than bifold shutters, since there are fewer moving parts that can get damaged or break. When to choose bypass sliding door shutters in Oklahoma City: When you don’t have a large amount of space in front of the door, or want a low maintenance but durable shutter on your sliding glass door. Bifold Shutters for Sliding Glass Doors in Oklahoma City As the name suggests, a bifold configuration for sliding door shutters allow the shutters to fold. Rather than two big, solid panels that slide back and forth on a track, bifold shutters are separated into smaller panels that fold inward, clearing the way in front of your sliding door. When to put in bifold sliding door shutters: When you want to be able to move your shutters completely to one side of the door and you have enough space beside the door for the shutters to fold. 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 functionality and full range of motion by designing a set of shutters that perfectly 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 need to take: The height from the top of the door casing to the floor. The width of the interior jamb. The width and length of the glass panes. But don’t fret if you don’t want to measure; your installation team can easily measure your sliding door for you free of charge during your in-home consultation. How much extra space do I need around a sliding glass door to install shutters? With the customizability we offer in all of our plantation shutters, we can design a set of shutters to fit your sliding door, regardless of how much space you have above or around it. How Do We Design Sliding Shutters? To begin, we measure the length and width of each portion of your glass door. Then we note if there’s room next to the doors. This helps us figure out if a bypass or a bifold configuration is best. We return to our store and order the hand-crafted plantation shutters that fit your doors and configuration. Taking advantage of cutting-edge software and design templates based on your doors, we design and construct the sliding glass door shutters ,adding the colors and finishes you choose. Our expert installers mount the sliding shutters on your sliding glass doors, making sure that the louvers can open and the panels are mobile. This gives you a wonderful view and shutters that are easy to clean. Find Your Sliding Door Shutter Solution If you’re unsure what window treatment might be best for your sliding glass door, no worries! 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, simply call 405-300-4664 or use the form below.