Bifold & Bypass Shutters for Honolulu Sliding Glass Doors Sliding glass doors in Honolulu are best served by interior shutters. Shutters improve your privacy, block light, 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 builds: bypass and bifold. Let’s take a look at what makes each unique, and settle on which one is right for your sliding doors. Bypass Shutters for Honolulu Sliding Doors The more common of the two sliding door shutter options is the bypass configuration. In this setup, multiple 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 to the side. Remember that with almost every bypass sliding door shutter, 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 stronger than bifold shutters, since there are fewer articulation points that can get damaged or break. When to choose bypass sliding glass door shutters in Honolulu: When you might not have a large amount of space in front of the door, or want an easy to use but durable shutter on your sliding door. Bifold 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 frames that slide on a track, bifold shutters are built with smaller panels that fold inward, clearing the path in front of your door. When to put in bifold sliding glass door shutters: When you want to stack panels to one side of the door and you have enough space to the sides of the door for the shutters to collapse. 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 glass door to fit shutters is straightforward. Here are 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 there’s no casing). The width of the interior jamb. The height and width of the sliding glass panes. But you don’t have to measure yourself; 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 segment of your glass door. Then 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. We return to our shop and order the hand-crafted plantation shutters to use on your doors. Utilizing our cutting-edge software and design templates based on the dimensions of your door, we design and construct your home’s sliding glass door shutters ,adding the colors and finishes of your choosing. Our professional installers install the sliding shutters on your sliding glass doors, double checking the louvers can be tilted and that the panels are mobile. This provides you with a better 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, that’s okay! Our team 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.