treatments come in all shapes and sizes, but window coverings are among the most timeless and durable options you can choose for your Brisbane home. It’s no wonder that homeowners across Australia are looking for new ways to incorporate them into their existing home décor and design.

But can you put plantation shutters on sliding doors? Or are they simply too complicated that they won’t work well for your patio or back garden access?

The answer is a resounding yes!

You can absolutely install these window treatments against a sliding door. You just need the right design and installation to get the job done right.

Why shutters are such a popular choice

They make great window treatments no matter the size or configuration of the windows or doors you are looking to cover. But why are they soaring in popularity here in Brisbane? It comes down to this list of benefits.

  • Improved light control
  • Ease of use
  • Low maintenance
  • Ease of cleaning
  • Added home equity and value
  • Long lasting
  • Durable
  • Insulating
  • UV resistant
  • Sound reduction
  • Privacy control
  • Enhanced ventilation
  • Child safety
  • Material and colour options

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What is the installation process for plantation shutters on sliding doors?

To start with, your window treatment installer will want to measure your windows or doors since most options are custom fit. This will ensure that the window area is properly covered and that the framing fits where it should.

Once they are ordered and delivered, the installation can begin. This is best left to the professionals since they will be able to install things efficiently and correctly without voiding any product warranties that you are entitled to. They can be installed with either an exterior or interior mount. Interior mounts go inside the window frame, making it critical that the framing is installed level and centred. Exterior mounts attach the framing to the wall beyond the window itself and provide more mobility.

The frame is installed first and then the panels themselves are hung using hinges and pins as needed. This is also where the installer will triple check that the panels are hung to level and that there are no gaps or unevenness. Final mounting screws are then put in place to permanently affix the panels to the frame.

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Can you install plantation shutters on sliding doors

Yes, you can, and you just might be surprised by how many options you have.

Two of the most popular types s for use with sliding doors are sliding and bifold shutters.

Sliding shutters work very similarly to how your existing sliding door works. A track is installed in the floor to secure the panels, which can then slide to be pushed out of the way and allow access to the patio door.

Bifold shutters can require more panels to cover your sliding doors, but the effect is a complete and streamlined window treatment in the end. Keep in mind that bifold doors may stick out into the room a bit when opened to allow access to your sliding door. However, they will compactly swing back into place when you are ready to cover the windows up.

With both options, the installation is essential since you are working with covering a larger space than a traditional window. The tracking and levelling of the panels must be accurate to allow for proper operation and privacy when closed. The mounting hardware must also be sturdy enough to support the weight of added and larger panels. These installations are an exterior mount.

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How to choose an installer

Proper and easy operation will always come down to the quality of the installation. To that end, it’s important to choose a professional installer that can be trusted to get the job done right the first time. Here are some things to look for and ask when you are trying to decide on your window treatment provider. Are you licensed and insured to do the work described?

  • “Do you offer free measure and quote services?”
  • “What warranties are offered on the products you provide?”
  • “Do you offer additional workmanship warranties or guarantees?”
  • “How many years have you been in business?”
  • “Have you installed plantation shutters on sliding doors like mine before?”
  • “Can I see examples of similar work in your portfolio?”
  • “Do you have customer references I can speak with?”
  • “What insurance coverage do you have in place?”

Call FKR Group for your free plantation shutter consultation

At FKR Group, we supply and install amazing custom window treatments that can fit any style and opening. The key is to have the right measurements in place from the start and to wrap things up with a professional installation that places all the attention on the detail at hand. Our products are:

  • Hypoallergenic
  • Premium Quality Composite Polymer
  • Energy Efficient
  • Fire Safe
  • Moisture Resistant
  • Low Maintenance

For the best custom plantation shutters on sliding doors, turn to FKR Group. We have over 30 years of experience as a local Brisbane business installing window treatments of all shapes and sizes. All of our installations are covered by warranties, from products to workmanship, so you can rest assured that the investment you’re making in your home will last for decades to come.

If you aren’t sure what style, material, or colour you want, that’s no problem at all. Offering a range of shades via mark resistant 2PAC Polyurethane paint, our employees love to collaborate with customers to help them find the perfect fit for their window coverings – and we’re excited to do the same for you!

For a fast free quote today, call us on 0412872 822 or request a quote online.

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