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Bypass Or Bi-Fold Track Sliding Door Shutters- Which Is Best For Your Home

Looking for a durable treatment for your sliding glass door? Go with custom-built shutters for sliding glass doors​ from New View Blinds and Shutters! Our sliding shutters are permanently attached and slide or fold out of the way, so you can have full use of the door. Our plantation shutters for sliding glass doors open and close with one easy tilt of the louvers, letting you go from full light to total privacy and anywhere in between. With a divider rail, you can let in light up top and have privacy below. No cords, no railing, and no struggling to keep them from getting caught in the door like with other window treatments. Sliding door shutters offer privacy, and light control and they block heat and cold from passing through the glass. That makes them the perfect complement to any homeowner who wants to prioritize comfort and practicality.

Depending on the layout of your sliding glass doors and your personal preference, you can choose between two types of shutters, bi-fold track shutters and bypass track shutters.

Bypass Track shutters for sliding glass doors

Bypass track shutters slide behind each other on tracks for access to the sliding glass door. Multiple shutter panels slide on tracks mounted above a sliding glass door. For some, a drawback of bypass shutters is that with almost every configuration, there will be a shutter panel over one side of your sliding glass door at all times. Bypass sliding shutters for sliding glass doors are also stronger than bi-fold track shutters since fewer moving parts can become damaged or wear out.

Bi-Fold Track shutters for sliding glass doors

Another type of shutter that works well for sliding glass doors is the bi-fold track shutter. Bi-fold track shutters are constructed of hinged panels that fold up to save space and open up your doorway, Bi-fold track shutters can be installed to open all in the same direction or to open toward both sides of the sliding door. It’s a good option if you want to have a full view since all the panels fold to one side. The bi-fold track shutters aren’t quite as popular as the bypass, since it does take more time to fold the panels and the panels do protrude into the room as they fold.

New View Blinds and Shutters’ sliding shutters are available in all types of materials, wood, composite, vinyl, and poly. We’ll help you compare and decide which one is right for you.

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Our New View Blinds and Shutters experts offer free in-home consultations. Your New View Blinds and Shutters expert knows how to assist you with picking shutters for your sliding glass doors. Contact us and find out how we can custom-make shutters for your sliding glass doors.

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Bring home the beauty of custom window coverings with a convenient on-site no pressure consultation from New View Blinds and Shutters. We will offer you low everyday honest pricing on a huge selection of shutters, shades, blinds, and more. Take advantage of our decades of experience to find your perfect window coverings!