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Bifold Bypass Shutters For Honolulu Sliding Glass Doors

Interior shutters are great for sliding doors in Honolulu. Shutters help maximize your privacy, maintain your view, don’t sway like vertical blinds or drapes, and can even outlast than the sliding door itself. If you’ve already decided on shutters for a sliding door, the only other thing to decide is what shutter configuration would look best with the sliding glass doors in your space.

The Honolulu plantation shutter experts at Sunburst offer two sliding door types: bypass and bifold. Let’s take a look at what makes each unique, and settle on which one is right for your space.

Bypass Shutters For Sliding In Honolulu

Plantation shutters on a sliding door

The more common of the two sliding door shutter options is the bypass configuration. In this setup, two or more shutter panels slide on a track mounted above a sliding glass door. The shutters are offset so one-panel slides in front of the other for access to the door. Or if there’s some room next to your sliding door, the track can extend past the doorframe to allow the shutter panel to completely slide away from the door.

Bypass shutters in a dining room
Keep in mind that with a typical set of bypass shutters, there will be a shutter panel over one side of your sliding glass door all the time. Sliding glass door shutters in a bypass build are also somewhat more resilient than bifold shutters, since there are fewer articulation points that can get damaged or break.
Bifold shutters on sliding glass doors
When to choose bypass sliding door shutters in Honolulu: When you may not have a huge amount of space in front of the door, or want an easy to use but durable shutter on your sliding door.

Bi-fold Shutters For Sliding Doors In Honolulu

As the name suggests, a bifold configuration for sliding door shutters allow the shutters to fold. Rather than two big, solid panels that slide on a track, bifold shutters are built with smaller panels that fold inward, clearing the path in front of your door.

Reclaimed wood bifold shutters
When to put in bifold shutters When you want to stack panels to one side of the door and you have enough space on either side of the door for the shutters to fold.

Sliding Glass Door Shutter FAQs

Will I still be able to open and close my sliding glass door if I put in shutters?

Yes! We’ll ensure that your sliding doors retain their functionality and full range of motion by designing a shutter and frame combo that seamlessly fits your specific sliding door.

How do I measure my sliding glass door for shutters?

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

  • The height from the top of the door casing to the floor.

  • The width of the jamb of the door.

  • The width and length of the sliding glass panes.

But don’t fret if you don’t want to measure; your installer can easily measure your sliding door for you for free during your in-home consultation.

How much extra space do I need around my sliding door to install shutters?

With the customizability we offer in all of our plantation shutters, we can design a set of shutters to fit your sliding door, regardless of the amount of space there is above or around it.


How Do We Design Sliding Shutters?

We begin by measuring the dimensions of each portion of your glass door. Then we note how much space there is next to the doors. This helps us figure out if a bypass or a bifold configuration is best. We return to our shop and order the hand-crafted plantation shutters to use on your doors. Utilizing our state-of-the-art software and design templates based on the dimensions of your door, we design and construct your home’s sliding glass door shutters with the colors and finishes you hand-picked.

Our professional installers install the sliding shutters on your sliding glass doors, ensuring the louvers can be tilted and the panels are mobile. This provides you with a wonderful view and simplifies cleaning your shutters.


Find A Solution For Your Sliding Glass Door

If you’re not decided on what window covering to get for your sliding glass door, don’t fret! We can help you find the right fit for your home when you take advantage of our free in-home shutter consultation. To schedule yours, simply call 808-797-2004 or use the form below.