A glass patio door can be a very stylish part of your home, if you take care of it. A large part of doing so is choosing how to cover the patio door to preserve your privacy and control for light.
By far the most attractive and effective window treatments for patio doors are plantation shutters. And regardless of whether your patio door is a french door or sliding glass door, we can help you find a shutter style perfectly suited to your setup.
French Door Patio Shutters
Plantation shutters are a perfect pairing for french patio doors because they’re so adaptable. For any style of french patio door you have, our team can build a set of plantation shutters to fit them.
Does just one door open, or both french doors? Are the handles near the inside or the outside of the doorframe? Is it important to have a buffer so your door doesn’t swing too far open and hit the wall? Custom shutters are the solution for any situation.
Not to mention their other huge benefits. Interior shutters offer complete light control, unlike curtains or shades that only give you: open or closed. Shutters also outlive every other window covering, and can survive as long as your patio doors do. Shutters are also affixed directly to your patio doors, so they don’t sway wildly when you open or close go through the patio door. And with our premier faux wood Polywood® plantation shutters, you get unparalleled energy efficiency, and that’s especially important with how much heat can come and go through the big french door windows.
Sliding Patio Door Shutters
Similar to Minneapolis french doors, sliding patio doors come in a variety of configurations, and it might be super difficult to find a window treatment that works in tandem with your sliding patio door. Fortunately, plantation shutters are custom-made to fit your sliding patio doors no matter how they open. Sliding door shutters will fall under one of two types: bypass or bifold.
Bypass Sliding Patio Door Shutters
With bypass sliding door shutters, one shutter panel slides away from your door and in front of the other.
The best part of bypass shutters for a patio door is that it doesn’t sacrifice privacy or lighting control or vice versa like you might with other window treatments. You can adjust the shutter louvers to any angle, allowing light to come in without letting the outside world get an open view of the inside of your home.
Bypass shutters typically are built with fewer shutter panels than bifold shutters, resulting in a more modern and sleek style for your patio door.
Bifold Sliding Patio Door Shutters
As the name suggests, bifold sliding door shutters fold and collapse into themselves and can move away from your sliding door. While a little more uncommon compared to bypass shutters, bifold shutters have more shutter panels, giving you more effective light control since you have access to more individual louvers to adjust.
Patio Door Shutter FAQs
How do I figure out if I need bypass or bifold sliding patio door shutters?
It primarily depends on the the space around your sliding door. Your shutter installer can help you find what will work best for your home.
Is there enough room around my sliding door to install shutters?
In almost every single case, yes, there will be more than enough space. That’s because there are a number of frame and mount configurations that can fit various styles of sliding patio doors.
My french doors open in opposite directions – is that a problem for shutters?
Just like with sliding door shutters, french door shutters are built to your exact specifications. Sunburst Shutters Minneapolis is able to create a frame and mounting that will let your patio doors open fully.
Can shutters stack 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 cut-outs, which wrap around the door handle, giving you full access to it at all times.
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 eliminate scuffs from pets. However, for unrivaled strength and durability, you may want to look at Polywood plantation shutters.
Will patio door shutters help protect my furniture and carpet from fading?
Absolutely! With the total light control offered by shutters comes the ultimate in sun protection. Your furniture, floors, art on the wall on the wall and everything else inside will be safeguarded from harsh UV rays.
When putting in patio door shutters, is anything screwed into the floor?
No way – no matter what style of patio door shutters you choose, they adhere to either the wall around the door or the door frame itself, depending on the style you choose.
Will patio door shutters swing in the breeze when the door isn’t shut?
No worries here. Patio door shutters by Sunburst heavy enough, sturdy enough, and constructed solidly enough that they won’t ever sway in the wind, even if the door is wide open.
Get Your Patio Doors Looking Beautiful
Are you ready to let your patio doors reach their full fashion potential? If so, Sunburst Shutters Minneapolis can help. Drop us a line by calling 952-856-8130 today or just use the contact form below. We’ll get in touch soon set up a in-home consultation.