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Bypass & Bifold Shutters For Minneapolis Sliding Glass Doors

Interior shutters are fantastic for sliding glass doors in Minneapolis. Shutters protect your privacy, block light, 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 choice to make is what shutter configuration would work best for your sliding 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

Plantation shutters on a sliding door

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 panels are offset so the panels slide over each other for access to the door. Or if you have room to the side of your sliding door, the track can extend past the doorframe to let the shutter completely slide away from the door.

Bypass shutters in a dining room
Bear in mind that with a typical set of bypass shutters, there will be a shutter panel covering one side of your sliding glass door at all times. Bypass shutters for sliding doors are also much more durable than bifold builds, since there are fewer moving parts that can become damaged or wear out.
Bifold shutters on sliding glass doors
When to choose bypass sliding door shutters in Minneapolis: When you might 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.

Bi-fold Shutters For Sliding Glass Doors In Minneapolis

As the name suggests, bifold shutters for sliding glass doors are ones that fold. Rather than two big, solid shutter panels that slide side to side on a track, bifold shutters are built with smaller panels that fold inward, clearing the view in front of your sliding glass door.

Reclaimed wood bifold shutters
When to choose bifold 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 fold.

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 perfectly 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 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 for shutters?

With the customizability we offer in all of our plantation shutters, 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?

The first thing we do is measure the width and length of each section of your glass door. We also 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 go back to our store and order the hand-built plantation shutters that fit your doors and configuration. Using a combination 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 expert installers install the sliding shutters on your sliding glass doors, making sure the louvers on the shutters can be opened and also that the panels are movable. This gives you a better view and shutters that are easy to clean.


Find Your Sliding Door Shutter Solution

If you’re unsure what window treatment to get for your sliding glass door, no worries! We 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.