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Plantation Shutters for Sliding Glass Doors

While sliding glass doors improve the overall aesthetic of your home, and are unrivaled in their ability to provide ventilation, they poorly regulate your home’s climate and lack light control capabilities. Plantation shutters for sliding glass doors are an excellent way to improve your home’s energy efficiency and regulate the amount of natural light that filters into your living space.

Plantation shutters from AAA Blind and Shutter Factory offer exceptional insulation for homeowners who live in warm, welcoming Myrtle Beach. In addition, you’ll experience reduced solar glare and enhanced privacy in your living space. Visit our inspiration gallery today to begin imagining the possibilities of plantation shutters in your home!

Why Choose Plantation Shutters for Sliding Glass Doors? 

Shopping for window treatments for your sliding glass doors can be daunting due to the sheer number of available options. Aside from plantation shutters, other common alternatives for your home include blinds and curtains, each with individual benefits. However, plantation shutters offer the following unmatched advantages: 

Privacy and Light Control 

The most significant disadvantages of sliding glass doors are limited privacy and the inability to filter light. Exposure to public eyes and intense solar glare can make it difficult for you and your family to relax. Fortunately, you can prevent these occurrences with plantation shutters. They feature louvers/slats that tilt to allow you to both control the amount of light in your living space and limit prying from passersby, all while maintaining an excellent outdoor view!

Energy Efficiency and Insulation

If you already live in the Myrtle Beach area, you know that precious, cool air can escape to the beach through your sliding glass doors. Plantation shutters will save you from an unbearably hot living space during the summer months. And, if your comfort wasn’t reason enough to invest in plantation shutters for your sliding glass doors, allow your wallet a chance to weigh in. The poor insulating features of sliding glass doors mean you’re constantly running your HVAC system to maintain comfortable temperature levels, resulting in higher energy bills. Plantation shutters are exceptional insulators that can better contain cool air, give your HVAC system a breather, and save you money.

Noise Control 

Plantation shutters feature materials that block out exterior noise. If you live in a lively section of the Grand Strand but value your quiet time, these shutters are an ideal option for eliminating noisy disturbances, particularly at night after a long day in the sun. 

Durability and Improved Home Aesthetic 

Plantation shutters are built from solid materials that are remarkably long-lasting, guaranteeing decades of use. At AAA Blind and Shutter Factory, our angle-top, arch-top, bypass, and bi-fold polyvinyl plantation shutters come in diverse colors and finishings to fit the aesthetic of your home. 

We also manufacture custom plantation shutters to match your doors’ sizes and shapes. With practically limitless design and color options, you are guaranteed to find plantation shutters to complement any home’s decor. Our custom plantation shutters for sliding glass doors ensure you won’t have to sacrifice aesthetics for efficiency and durability. 


Our plantation shutters not only offer convenient ways to regulate light and privacy, they are also string- or cord-free for your family’s safety. All you need to do to keep solar glare and intruding eyes out of your home is tilt the louvers to your preferred angle. The safety of your children will not be compromised when you opt for these window treatments. 

Factors to Consider When Shopping for Your Shutters

Plantation shutters exist in a variety of designs, colors, and materials. The ideal option for your home will ultimately depend on your preferences and interior decor. Therefore, here are some factors to keep in mind when preparing to purchase plantation shutters for your home:

Shutter Track System 

Plantation shutters feature two types of track systems: bi-fold and bypass systems. Bi-fold shutters consist of small panels which fold into each other out of the way of your glass door. Bypass shutters, on the other hand, allow one side of the window treatment to slide over the other. In general, bypass shutters feature fewer components than bifold plantation shutters, for a more minimalist look and feel.

Mounting Method 

You can install your plantation shutters inside- or outside-mount. Inside-mount shutters are ideal if you have moldings on your door’s opening. In the absence of moldings, an outside-mount shutter is the better fit. 

Manufacturing Material 

Plantation shutters are often crafted from wood or polyvinyl materials, each with its pros and cons. Wood is the traditional shutter choice for many homeowners. It’s often considered more durable than other kinds of plantation shutters, although it can be expensive. The most significant disadvantage of wooden shutters is that they’re subject to damage under damp conditions. Polyvinyl shutters, however, are water-resistant and have proven more affordable than wood.

If you are preparing to install plantation shutters in your Myrtle Beach home, contact us today for a complimentary in-home consultation.

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