Overhead Tracks and Extended Frames:
There are many
different ways to dress a sliding glass door in plantation shutters explained and illustrated in the links above. Many
configurations are possible using our standard frames and mounts. If you need just a little extra clearance, extended frames and mounts are available.
However, some of the configurations make use of an overhead track system from which the plantation shutters hang
and slide, just like closet doors. Overhead tracks can accomodate both bi-fold and bi-pass systems.
You will want to reference our Measuring Instructions for Custom Made Plantation Shutters as you measure for your sliding glass door.
Additional Measuring Considerations:
When measuring for plantation shutters on sliding glass doors, always take into consideration
the door handle! A protruding door handle reduces backspace and can interfere with shutter panel/louver operation.
An extended frame may be necessary for clearance. Alternatively, you may be able to replace your sliding glass
door handle with an inset door handle.
When measuring backspace, be sure to measure from the flush face of the wall or
trim back to the first obstruction, which is probably your door handle. Backspace requirements for each shutter type
can be viewed by looking at the Mount and Frame Details for Custom Made Plantation Shutters. However, if your plantation shutters are Bi-Fold with an overhead track, due
to the way they fold, you will need an extra inch or so of backspace.
If you are feeling overwhelmed, don't worry. This is why we require that plantation shutters
with overhead tracks be ordered over the phone and not on-line. When you order, we will ask you for all the measurements
and determine how to best mount your shutters over your sliding glass doors.
Ordering Plantation Shutters for Sliding Glass Doors: