To enhance elegance and light control to your sliding glass doors, you should use bifold plantation shutters Adelaide. Follow the guiding principle below to install these plantation shutters over your sliding glass door.
Step 1: Select an Inside or Outside Frame Mount
First of all, make a decision whether you want to fix your shutters inside the glass door frame or outside it. For an outside install, take a measurement of the entire area you want the shutters to cover further than the door frame.
Step 2: Measure the Glass Door Area for Inside Mount
Take measurement the length and width of the sliding glass door at three points – bottom, top and center. Take a slanting measurement of the glass door also. Finally, take a measurement the intensity of the glass door frame from the glass surface into the room. This is called the backspace. Note the size and location of door handles and other projection on the sliding glass door. The plantation shutters should not grab on these objects when opening and closing.
Step 3: Select the Opening and Mount Style
Select bifold doors that move all to the correct if your sliding door opens from the left, and opposite for a right side-opening door. You will require a slide track for these shutters. Several mount styles are available. For a sliding glass door position in a straight line into the window wall, with no other framing, opt for a no-frame mount. Employ a Z-frame, L-frame or hanging strip if your sliding glass door has a frame, or is above 1/2 inch off square.
Step 4: Mount the Frame to the Wall
Fasten the vertical shutter frame to the wall at the set end of the sliding glass door. Line up the shutter frame for top and bottom clearance, and spot the screw holes with a pencil. Then you need to make the pilot holes for the screws with the electric drill. Attach the frame to the wall at the top only, with a screw provided in the frame gear. You will make safe it afterwards its full length. Place a screw plug in the top screw to screen it.
Step 5: Add the Overhead Frame
Bring into line the slide frame pieces with the wood jamb at the top of the sliding glass door frame. Spot and drill in the pilot holes for the screws. Fasten the slide frame to the wood jamb. Just ensure the screws are drilled in flush to the frame, so the plantation shutters will slide efficiently all along it.
Step 6: Connect the Shutters to the Frame and to Each Other
Embrace every shutter panel so that the clearance at top and bottom are smooth. Fasten the first shutter panel to the wall frame. Next do align the next shutter with the pivots on the first panel and close it with the hinge screws. Carry on aligning and connecting the shutters to each other at the pivots.
Step 7: Closing Attaching the Wall Frame
Now put in and close the rest of the screws for the perpendicular wall frame. Restrict each screw hole with a screw power point to conceal the metal screw heads.