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Plantation shutters are a beautiful and functional way to dress your sliding glass doors.

Plantation Shutters Over Sliding Glass Doors
     >> Bi-Pass Configuration
     >> Bi-Fold Configuration
     >> T-Post Configuration
     >> Pricing

Other Specialty Plantation Shutter Links:
     >>  French Doors
     >>  Odd Shaped Windows (arches, slant tops, etc.)

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Bi-fold All To Side plantation shutters with six shutter panels.

Plantation shutters are a practical and beautiful way to dress any sliding glass door.  Sliding glass doors always present a challenge to dress since they must be highly functional and due to their large opening.  Plantation shutters are the perfect solution in that they combine all the timeless beauty of a shutter along with durability - the perfect choice for homes that have pets or small children.  The links below illustrate and describe the most popular configurations.

Bi-Fold Plantation Shutters and Sliding Glass Doors

Bi-Pass Plantation Shutters and Sliding Glass Doors

T-Post Plantation Shutters and Sliding Glass Doors



To calculate the total price of your plantation shutters, simply input your width and height at Pricing for Plantation Shutters over Sliding Glass Doors.

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:
  • Standard on-line ordering available for standard frames and mounts.
  • Larger or extended frame configurations available by phone order only (used when additional clearance is necessary).
  • Overhead track options available by phone order only.


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