The tall, thin windows on the sides of your front door are known as sidelights. And though they can let light into your entryway, 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 Pair Best With Entry Door Sidelights
No window covering works better for sidelights than plantation shutters. Just take a look at the perks they’ll give your entryway.
Shutters Offer More Privacy
If a door to door salesman 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 the slats of your blinds. With sidelight shutters, you can totally block out the view from outside, keeping your privacy intact. Just tilt the louvers and your home is private!
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 forget exactly how much heat 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 hear someone comes home. Flimsy blinds can easily get mangled 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 strong enough to withstand even the rowdiest little ones, and the kids can look through them without having to touch the glass.
Shutters Are Easier To Get the Size You Need
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 finding a set of blinds or curtains 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 Entryway
Almost nothing makes a better impression in your foyer 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. Whereas some window treatments can look chintzy or cheap, shutters are a sure bet for timeless fashion.
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 narrow 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 put at all times, since they’re attached to the window frame.
Common Questions About Sidelight Shutters
What types of shutters can be installed on sidelights?
Can shutters go over the glass pane in my door?
They sure can. If you have a window cutout on your entryway 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 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 come to you with all your window treatment options for your space. Fill out the form below or call 480-485-7743 today to get started!