Phoenix Entryway & Sidelight Shutters

Phoenix entryway shutters


Those tall, thin windows on the sides of your front door are known as sidelights. And though they can let light into your foyer, let you see outside onto your front porch, and frame your home beautifully, it’s not a smart idea to leave them uncovered.

What is a smart idea is to choose plantation shutters for your Phoenix home’s sidelights.

Shutters Make Sense for Front Door Sidelights

No window covering works better for sidelights than plantation shutters. Just take a look at the perks they’ll give your home.

Shutters Give You More Privacy

If a solicitor or stranger is at your front door, the last thing you want them to be able to do is look through a thin drape or between your blinds. With sidelight shutters, you can totally block out the view from outside, keeping your privacy intact. All it takes is a simple tilt of the louvers and your privacy is preserved!

Phoenix front door shutters 

Shutters Make Your Home More Comfortable

Many families have that one person who forgets to shut the front door all the way, making your HVAC system work harder. But you might not think as much about the heat that can come through your windows. Polywood® plantation shutters are the most energy efficient window covering you can buy – and can block more than half of all energy transfer through your windows! 

Shutters Are Sturdier & Better for Families

If you have kids or pets in your home, they probably look out of the sidelights when they [see|hear]57] someone comes home. Mini blinds can easily be torn through by a curious pet, and you probably don’t want your shades pulled to the side so your window can get plastered with fingerprints from the kids. Sidelight shutters can avoid all of these issues, since they’re solid enough to withstand even the rowdiest little ones, and everyone can look through them without having to touch the window pane.

Phoenix foyer door with shutters 

Shutters Are Easier to

Sidelights are all different. Some are shorter than the door, others are the same size as the door, and some may not even be rectangular. So getting a set of shades or drapes that perfectly matches the length of your windows could be a pain. But plantation shutters are custom-built for your windows, which promises a perfect fit with zero hassle.

Shutters Look Better In Your Front Door

Almost nothing makes a better impression in your entryway than matching your sidelights to your door. With a variety of styles available, we can perfectly color match to your door. And there’s just something special about the expertly crafted, classic style of shutters in your front door. Though some window treatments can look chintzy or cheap, shutters are a sure bet for timeless fashion.

Phoenix patio door with sidelight shutters 

Shutters Can Go On All Entryway Windows

Drapes and shades both require a minimum amount of space to put in. If your front entryway is cramped or you don’t have enough space to the side of your window, you might not be able to hang anything up. But shutters can go on any window, guaranteed.

Shutters Won’t Move Unless You Want Them To

When your door opens, it creates a vacuum that can make your blinds or shades rattle, sway or even get snagged in the door jamb. Shutters stay exactly where they’re supposed to: on your window at all times.

Common Questions About Sidelight Shutters

What kind of shutters can be installed on sidelights?
Sunburst's Polywood faux wood shutters, Ovation wood shutters, reclaimed wood shutters, and Studio Shutters can all fit sidelights. 

Can shutters go over the glass pane in my door?

Absolutely. If you have a window cutout on your front door, we can put a custom shutter frame on it.


Do entryway shutters have to have a tilt rod?

Not necessarily. Sunburst builds plantation shutters with a “hidden tilt rod,” so all you’ll be able to see are those classic louvers whether they’re open or closed.


Can shutters color match with my door?

Sure! We offer shutters in a wide array of colors and wood stains, and we can color match just about any door style.


Find Shutters for Your Phoenix Sidelights

To get a closer look at the difference sidelight shutters can make in your Phoenix home, you don’t even have to leave your home. Get your free in-home consultation with Sunburst Shutters Phoenix, and we’ll send an expert to your door with all your window treatment options for your home. Fill out the form below or call 480-485-7743 today to get started!