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Plantation Shutters and Custom Ideas for Sliding Glass Doors

After all, we can all agree one’s home is their castle.


When it comes to back doors on a lot of the homes across southern Nevada, it seems most of them are either sliding or French doors.Can plantation shutters be used on sliding glass doors? Homeowners intuitively assume that Plantation Shutters work on French doors but sliding glass shutters cause confusion. A common question at Best Buy Shutters is, “Can I put plantation style shutters on my sliding glass doors?”


The answer is a resounding “Yes!”

Plantation shutters can absolutely be installed over sliding glass doors .

With French doors, shutters are mounted directly upon them. The shutters piggyback and ride along with every move the doors make. Quality shutters for French doors allow you to open and swing them away from the doors themselves so you can clean the glass or retrieve small stray toys.


Plantation shutters for sliding glass doors.

Instead of bolting directly on the doors as in the case of French doors (which by the way adds weight) the movement of sliding doors requires the build out of a nice, fitted boxed framework attached to the walls and placed over the actual door configuration. You might select bi-fold shutters, accordion type sliding shutters. You might also consider bypass shutters which feature a secure floor plate. Or you can have a swing out interior shutter configuration. Talk to your Best Buy Shutter’s consultant for the best advice about what works best for your situation.

Shutters over sliding doors and bi-fold shutters for sliding glass doors are a timeless look. They’re kid and pet safe because there are no dangling cords. Best Buy Shutters don’t fade, crack, or warp. They’re sleek, clutter-free, easy to clean and long lasting. They’re a great insulator that blocks the sun and keeps cool cool and hot hot better than any other window or door treatment.

Smart homeowners love the way plantation shutters over sliding doors keep decorative integrity intact. Now everything looks matched to the rest of the shutters in the house. There’s uniformity and an aesthetically pleasing appearance.

Shutters add rich and luxurious “cabinetry” to otherwise industrial looking doors. The millwork creates elegance, warmth, and luxury.


Plantation shutters are the stylish choice


One of the most popular home improvement items for southern Nevada homeowners are bi fold shutters for sliding glass doors, especially the ones from Best Buy Shutters because they close the tightest. People love the way they look. 

Like a high-end custom closet, plantation shutters stay with the house, make it better, and add lasting value. Homeowners enjoy the fully finished and fine look.

Track plantation shutters for sliding glass doors are easy to clean and the best solution to controlling incoming light and temperature

Homeowners love the ease of cleaning them. Just dust or occasionally wipe down with a damp rag and you’re all done.

On top of that, owners never want to give up their ability to endlessly adjust them. Tilting slats section by section allows light and temperature to flow in. Slightly moving the louvers gives fine control for light, privacy, and temperature. 

Plantation shutters can be installed with the tilt rods visible and in the center, which is a traditional look. Or do a clear view build with the rods hidden in back, giving a sleeker more contemporary look. 

Stay away from cheap and troublesome DIY plantation shutters for sliding glass doors.

There is a love/hate relationship with vertical blinds. People love the cheap prices and ability to select colors and textures, but they hate the cheap look, constant breakage, and flimsiness. Vertical blinds cover a lot sliding doors around town, but a lot of homeowners can’t stand them.  They open side to side instead of up and down like the rest of their window coverings. Verticals blow in the wind, get tangled, and drop off the prongs and fall down. They are horrible at insulating and in fact tend to do more to create drafts by directing air up and down the glass. 

While they are economical, the general consensus about vertical blinds is to avoid them when possible! Anyone who has ever used them will attest to the aggravation of bent blinds, lousy durability, and the endless process of constantly replacing them. They\’re flimsy and unattractive. They are glorified dust collectors, and worse yet, when moved they are noisy!


Cost of plantation shutters for sliding glass doors

The only thing cheaper and some say worse than blinds for sliding glass doors are those old school roller shades without the track system. When used these are mounted on the headers over the doors rather than directly on them. While shades can be raised and lowered to block light and establish privacy, there are no in-between settings to vary the light and available view. Think of shades like light switches that are either on or off and there’s no dimmer switch. They tear, fade, and the roller mechanisms are bound to fail sooner or later.

Rely on Best Buy Shutters

Best Buy Shutters are not only locally owned and operated; they do their manufacturing right here in town. No wondering and waiting for overseas backlogs. 


Contact us today for your FREE in-home design consultation. We’ll bring samples to you so you can feel them and see how they actually look in your home. Your complete satisfaction is guaranteed.