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Bifold Bypass Shutters For Indianapolis Sliding Glass Doors

Sliding doors in Indianapolis are the perfect partner for interior shutters. Shutters improve your privacy, block light, won’t sway like vertical blinds or curtains, and can even last longer than the sliding door itself. If you’ve already decided on sliding door shutters, the next decision to make is what shutter configuration would work best for your sliding doors.

The Indianapolis plantation shutter pros at Sunburst offer two sliding door builds: bypass and bifold. We’ll dive into the differences between them, and find out which one is right for your space.

Bypass Shutters For Glass Doors In Indianapolis

Plantation shutters on a sliding door

The more prevalent of the two sliding glass door shutter builds is bypass shutters. In this setup, two or more shutter panels slide on a track mounted above the door. The panels are offset so the panels slide over each 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 let the shutter completely slide away from the door.

Bypass shutters in a dining room
Remember that with a typical bypass shutter configuration, you’ll have a panel covering one side of your sliding glass door at all times. Bypass sliding door shutters are also somewhat more durable than bifold shutters, because there are fewer moving parts that can become damaged or wear out.
Bifold shutters on sliding glass doors
When to put in bypass sliding door shutters in Indianapolis: When you don’t have a large amount of space in front of your door, or want an easy to use but durable shutter on your sliding door.

Bi-fold Shutters For Sliding Doors In Indianapolis

As the name implies, a bifold configuration for sliding door shutters allow the shutters to fold. Rather than two large, solid shutter panels that slide side to side on a rail, sliding door shutters in a bifold build are built with smaller panels that fold inward, clearing the view in front of your door.

Reclaimed wood bifold shutters
When to choose bifold shutters If you want to stack panels to one side of the door and you have adequate space on either side of the door for the shutters to fold.

Sliding Glass Door Shutter FAQs

Will I lose any functionality out of my sliding door if I put in shutters?

Not at all. We’ll make sure your sliding doors retain their range of motion and function by building a shutter and frame combo that exactly fits your specific sliding door.

How do I measure my sliding glass door for shutters?

Measuring your sliding door to fit shutters is pretty simple. These are typically the measurements you’ll want to get:

  • The height from the floor to the top of the door casing (or top of the jamb if you have no casing).

  • The width of the jamb of the door.

  • The height and width of the glass panes.

But don’t fret if you don’t want to measure; your installer 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 put in shutters?

With new advances every day in shutter technology, we’re able to build you a set of shutters to match your sliding glass door, regardless of the amount of space there is above or around it.


How Are Sliding Shutters Designed?

We start by measuring the dimensions of each section of your glass door. Next, we note whether there’s room on either side of the doors. This helps us figure out if a bypass or a bifold configuration is best. Next, we go back to our shop and order the hand-crafted plantation shutters that fit your doors and configuration. Using a combination of cutting-edge software and design templates based on your doors, we design and build your sliding glass door shutters with the finishes and colors of your choosing.

Our skilled installers install the sliding shutters on your sliding glass doors, double checking that the louvers can be tilted and also that the panels are movable. This provides you with a wonderful view and simplifies cleaning your shutters.


Find Your Sliding Door Shutter Solution

If you’re not decided on what window treatment to get for your sliding glass door, no worries! We can help you find the right fit for your house during our free in-home shutter consultation. To schedule yours, simply call 317-558-9066 or fill out our form below.