The Best Custom Shutters, Blinds & Shades!
Proudly Serving Virginia Beach & Outer Banks, NC

Bifold Bypass Shutters For Virginia Beach Sliding Glass Doors

Indoor shutters are the best treatment for sliding glass doors in Virginia Beach. Shutters improve your privacy, control lighting, don’t sway like blinds or drapes, and may even outlast than the sliding door itself. If you’ve already decided on shutters for a sliding door, the only other decision to make is what shutter configuration would best fit your sliding glass doors.

Your Virginia Beach plantation shutter experts at Sunburst offer two sliding door types: bypass and bifold. We’ll compare the two, and find out which one is right for your space.

Bypass Shutters For Glass Doors In Virginia Beach

Plantation shutters on a sliding door

The more popular of the two sliding glass door shutter options is bypass shutters. In this setup, two shutter panels slide on a track mounted above the door. The shutter panels are offset so the panels slide over each other for easy operation of the door. Or if there’s some room next to your sliding door, the track can extend beyond the door to allow the shutter panel to 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 over one side of your sliding glass door at all times. Bypass sliding door shutters are also a lot more durable than bifold builds, because there are fewer articulation points that can get damaged or wear out.
Bifold shutters on sliding glass doors
When to choose bypass sliding door shutters in Virginia Beach: When you might not have a large amount of space in front of the door, or want a low maintenance but durable shutter for your sliding door.

Bi-fold Shutters For Sliding Glass Doors In Virginia Beach

As the name suggests, bifold shutters for sliding glass doors are ones that fold. Instead of two big, solid shutter panels that slide on a rail, bifold shutters are built with smaller panels that fold into each other, clearing the view in front of your sliding door.

Reclaimed wood bifold shutters
When to choose bifold shutters When you want to be able to move your shutters completely off to the side of the door and you have adequate space to the sides of the door for the shutters to fold.

Sliding Glass Door Shutter FAQs

Will I lose any functionality out of my sliding glass door if I install shutters?

Not at all. We’ll make sure your sliding doors keep their range of motion and function by designing 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 straightforward. Below are 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 length and width of the glass panes.

But you don’t have to measure yourself; your installer can easily measure your sliding door for you at no charge during an in-home consultation.

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

With the amount of customization we have over our different shutter builds, we’re able to design a set of shutters to fit your sliding door, no matter the amount of space there is above or around it.


How Do We Design Sliding Shutters?

We start by measuring the dimensions of each segment of your glass door. We also note how much space there is next to the doors. This allows us to figure out if we should use a bypass or bifold configuration. We return to our store and order the hand-built plantation shutters to fit those configurations. Using a combination of cutting-edge computer software and customized design templates based on the dimensions of your door, we design and build your sliding glass door shutters with the finishes and colors you choose.

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


Find Your Sliding Door Shutter Solution

If you’re still not sure what window treatment might be best 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, just call 757-210-6448 or fill out our form below.