The Different Styles of Patio Door Shutters in Destin10/29/2015Eric Ramsey Your patio door can be one of the most stylish and attractive windows in your home, if you take care of it. A large part of that is choosing a window treatment for your patio door to preserve your privacy and adjust the lighting in your home. By far the best-looking and most effective patio door window treatments are plantation shutters. And whether your patio door is a french door or sliding glass door, there’s a shutter style to accentuate your setup. Shutters for Patio French Doors Plantation shutters are adaptable, which makes them perfect for french doors that open up to your patio. For any type of patio french door you might have, Sunburst can make a set of plantation shutters to fit them. Is one door stationary or do both french doors open? Are the handles near the inside or the outside of the doorframe? Do you want a buffer so your door doesn’t swing open too far and hit the wall? Interior shutters are the answer for any situation. Don’t forget their other vast benefits. Shutters give you unparalleled lighting control in your home, compared to drapes or blinds that only give you: closed or open. Shutters also outlive any other window covering, and can last as long as your patio doors do. Shutters are also installed right onto your doors, so they won’t sway wildly when you open or close go through the patio door. And with Sunburst’s patented faux wood Polywood® plantation shutters, you get unparalleled energy efficiency, and that’s especially important with how much heat can come and go through those large french door windows. Shutters for Sliding Patio Doors Similar to Destin french doors, sliding glass patio doors can vary, and it might get super hard to find a window treatment that works in tandem with your sliding patio door. Fortunately, interior shutters are custom-built to fit the exact mechanism of your sliding patio doors. Shutters for sliding patio doors will fall under one of two types: bypass or bifold. Bypass Sliding Patio Door Shutters With bypass shutters for a sliding patio door, one or more shutter panel slides on a track to open a path for your door. The best part of bypass patio shutters is that you don’t have to sacrifice light control when you want privacy like you would with other window coverings. You can open the shutter louvers to a certain angle, allowing light to come in without letting the outside world get an open view of the inside of your home. Bypass shutters for the most part come in fewer shutter panels than bifold shutters, resulting in a a modern and clean style for your patio door. Bifold Sliding Patio Door Shutters As the name suggests, bifold sliding door shutters fold in on themselves and fold away from your sliding door. While not as common as bypass sliding door shutters, bifold shutters give you more shutter panels, giving you more control over light since you can adjust more individual louvers. Patio Door Shutter Frequently Asked Questions How do I know if I need bypass or bifold sliding patio door shutters? It mainly depends on the the space around your door. Your Sunburst pro can help you determine which is best for your house. Is there enough room around my sliding door to put in shutters? In just about any case, yes, there will be enough space. That’s because we can build a vast range of mounting and shutter frame builds that can fit various types of sliding patio doors. My french doors open in different directions – is that an issue for shutters? Just like with sliding door shutters, french door shutters are built to your exact specifications. Sunburst Shutters Destin can help build you a mount and frame that won’t get in the way of your french doors. Can shutters move 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 can build shutters with cut-outs which make room for your door handle. Do I need to cover my transom if I put shutters on my patio door? Only if you want to cover the transom. The beauty of shutters is in how adaptable they are. Are shutters durable enough to withstand pets scratching at the door? No treatment can completely get rid of scratch marks. But for unrivaled strength and durability, your best bet is Polywood plantation shutters. Will patio door shutters help protect my furniture and carpet from fading? Yes! With the unmatched light control of plantation shutters comes the ultimate in UV protection. Your belongings, flooring, art on the wall on the wall and more will be protected from harsh UV rays. When putting in patio door shutters, will you have to screw anything into the floor? Not at all – no matter what style of patio door shutters you choose, they adhere to either the door frame itself or the wall around the door, depending on the frame and mount you get. Will bypass shutters on my patio door sway in the breeze if my door is open? No worries here. Patio door shutters by Sunburst heavy, sturdy and solid enough that they won’t ever sway in the breeze, even when the door is completely open. Get Your Patio Doors Looking Beautiful Are you ready to up the style and usability of your patio doors? If so, Sunburst Shutters Destin wants to help. Get in touch with one of our window treatment pros by calling 850-203-0419 today or just use the contact form below. We’ll get in touch soon schedule your free consultation.