Bypass & Bifold Shutters for Minneapolis Sliding Glass Doors Indoor shutters are great for sliding glass doors in Minneapolis. Shutters protect your privacy, maintain your view, don’t sway like blinds or panel tracks, and may even outlast than the sliding door itself. If you’ve already decided on sliding door shutters, the next decision to make is what shutter configuration would best fit your sliding glass doors. The Minneapolis plantation shutter experts at Sunburst offer two sliding door configurations: bypass and bifold. Let’s take a look at both shutter configurations, and help you determine which one is right for your home. Bypass Shutters for Sliding Glass Doors in Minneapolis The more prevalent of the two sliding door shutter options is bypass shutters. In this setup, two shutter panels slide on a track mounted above a sliding glass door. The shutters are offset so the panels slide over each other for access to the door. Or if the sliding door has room to the side, the track can extend past the doorframe to allow the shutter panel to completely slide to the side. Bear in mind that with almost every set of bypass shutters, there will be a shutter panel covering one side of your sliding glass door at all times. Bypass sliding door shutters are also much more durable than bifold builds, because there are fewer moving parts that can become damaged or wear out. When to choose bypass sliding door shutters in Minneapolis: When you may not have a large amount of space in front of your door, or want an easy to use but durable shutter for your sliding glass door. Bifold Shutters for Sliding Glass Doors in Minneapolis As the name might tell you, bifold shutters for sliding glass doors are ones that fold. Rather than two big, solid shutter panels that slide on a track, bifold shutters are built with smaller panels that fold inward, clearing the path in front of your sliding glass door. When to choose bifold sliding door shutters: If you want to be able to move your shutters completely off to the side of the door and you have adequate space beside the door for the shutters to collapse. Sliding Door Shutter FAQs Will I lose any functionality out of my sliding glass door if I install shutters? Not at all. We’ll ensure that your sliding doors keep their functionality and full range of motion by building a set of shutters that seamlessly fits your specific sliding door. How do I measure for sliding door shutters? Measuring your sliding door to fit shutters is pretty simple. Below are 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 length and width of the glass panes. But don’t feel like you have to measure it all on your own; your installation team will be happy to 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’re able to build you a set of shutters to fit your sliding door, regardless of how much space there is above or around it. How Are Sliding Shutters Designed? To begin, we measure the width and length of each section of your glass door. Then we mark whether there’s room on either side of the doors. This tells us if a bypass or a bifold configuration is best. Next, we return to our store and order the hand-built plantation shutters that fit your doors and configuration. Taking advantage of advanced technology and custom design templates based on your door’s measurements, we design and manufacture the sliding glass door shutters with the finishes and colors you choose. Our skilled installers install the sliding shutters on your sliding glass doors, making sure that the louvers can be tilted and also that the panels are adjustable. This gives you a better view and easier cleaning. Find Your Sliding Door Shutter Solution If you’re unsure what kind of shutters to get for your sliding glass door, no worries! The Sunburst Shutters Minneapolis team can help you find the right fit for your space when you take advantage of our free in-home shutter consultation. To set yours up, just call 952-856-8130 or use the form below.