- Standard is fabricated from Basswood
- Hardware and track are pre-installed
These shutter panels are fabricated with either Plantation (2-1/2 inch wide) or Caribbean (3-1/2 inch wide) louvers. They can be used in front of windows or doors to allow usage while creating a barrier to conserve energy and will be configured to make the most of the space that you have.
Americana DeVenco manufactures new shutters to your exact specifications for your application. We can provide your shutters raw for you to finish or prime them so that they are ready for painting. All shutters ship with the hinges pre-drilled for installation following finishing and ready to install with the provided instructions. You should expect your Americana DeVenco shutters to last into the next generation with little maintenance.
The Sliding ByPass Shutter that you buy today will be enjoyed for years to come. Whether you have a new home, are renovating, or desire a timeless way to provide privacy in a useful way, our shutters are tailored to your requirements.
All wood is milled by us in our shop. There are no prefab or stock-sized parts. All work is done in our shop by skilled craftsmen to the highest standards in the industry today.
Following our state-of-the-art CAD drawings that are reviewed and approved by the customer for accuracy, the components for each shutter are cut by hand, piece by piece, the old-fashioned way. The shutters are then assembled by hand using old-world cabinetmaker construction techniques.
After assembly, each shutter is sanded and buffed by hand and prepared for finishing. All shutters are ready to receive a finish with either being provided raw or primed. Hardware is carefully set on each shutter and holes are drilled for installation. Your shutters are then packed like Waterford crystal for shipping.
Caribbean and Plantation Shutters are perfect to place in front of sliding glass doors. Sliding ByPass Shutters provide privacy when needed by closing the louvers or allow you to see through the open louvers and let light into the room. If you have enough space, you can roll the shutter panels past the sliding glass door opening so that they provide you with an unhindered view. They are classic and stylish and enhance the look of a room with the warmth offered by a wood product.
Some advantages to Sliding ByPass Shutters include the fact that they will not flap in the wind or get caught in the door like curtains. They block light when needed, but can also allow you to enjoy your view, bringing the outdoors to you when the louvers are opened. They do not swing and sway like vertical blinds and will never need dry cleaning. Rolling shutters are permanent and almost maintenance free. They can be painted or stained to match existing trim or they can be colored (with paint or stain) as an accent piece.
Sliding ByPass Shutters are suspended overhead on an easy-glide aluminum track that is installed on the header. Brackets installed on the wall above the sliding glass doors are fastened to the header. The carriers on the shutter that roll on the track are heavy duty nylon wheels that do not jam or skip, but allow perfectly smooth function of the shutters. With adequate wall space, the shutters can roll off to either side of the door to allow an unhindered view or access to the sliding doors. If you are tight on space, they can cover an inactive door. The shutters do not bi-fold like closet doors, but rather roll on the track parallel to the wall. This allows the sliding bypass shutters to take very little space in front of the doors.
When quoting, you will be provided with a sketch of how the shutters will operate on the tracks. If you are concerned with space, we are happy to review your situation and offer suggestions on our products. Once you place an order, an approval drawing will be provided at scale so that you can review the final look of the product and accept it prior to fabrication.
We offer many options for the header beyond the standard beaded fascia. You can request a sculptured moulding or a decorative panel moulding to add more visual appeal to match your space. Another option is to use barn door hardware, which we have available in either aluminum or black. The barn door hardware includes two tracks that—similar to our standard hardware—allow the shutter panels to bypass each other allowing independent movement.
When your Americana DeVenco Sliding Bypass Shutters arrive, they are ready to install—minimal assembly required. All necessary hardware and installation instructions will be provided. Any handyman, carpenter, or DIY-enthusiast should be able to install them with ease.
Tools required for installation are:
Our staff is available for support Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM CST. Do not hesitate to call.
Plantation Louvered Shutter
Caribbean Louvered Shutter
Directions on How to Measure for Rolling Shutters
Shutter Order Form
How to Fill Out the Order Form
Rolling Shutter Installation Instructions
Our shutters have been shown in articles in Old House Journal: The Case for Interior Shutters