The long, skinny windows on the sides of your entry door are known as sidelights. And though they can brighten up your foyer, let you see outside onto your front porch, and frame your facade beautifully, it’s not a great idea to leave them bare.
What is a great idea is to install plantation shutters on your Clearwater sidelights.
Shutters Pair Best With Entry Door Sidelights
No window treatment works better for sidelights than plantation shutters. These are just some of the benefits they’ll give your front door.
Shutters Offer More Privacy
If a salesperson or stranger is at your front door, you probably don’t want them to be able to peer 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 yours again!
Shutters Keep Your Home Comfortable
At least one member of your family probably forgets to shut the front door all the way, forcing your furnace or AC to work harder. But you might not think as much about the heat that is lost or gained through your windows. Polywood® plantation shutters are the most energy-efficient window covering you can buy – and are several times more effective than typical wood or vinyl shutters!
Shutters Are Resilient & Better For Families
If you live with pets or children, they probably look out of the sidelights when they see a car pull in the driveway. Mini blinds can easily be torn through by a curious pet, and of course you don’t want your drape pushed to the side so your window can get covered in handprints from the little ones. Plantation shutters on your sidelights don’t need to worry about those problems, since they’re sturdy enough to handle even the rowdiest use, and your family can look all they want without ever touching the window pane.
Shutters Are Easier To Get the Size You Need
Sidelights are all unique. Some are a fraction of the size of the door, some are the same size as the door, and some aren’t even the same shape. So getting a set of blinds, shades, or drapes that exactly fits the size and shape of your windows might not be easy. Plantation shutters on the other hand are custom-built for your windows, which promises a perfect fit with zero hassle.
Shutters Look Better In Your Front Door
Nothing makes a better impression in your foyer than matching your sidelights to your door. With a variety of paints and stains available, we can perfectly color match to your door. And nothing compares to the handcrafted, timeless style of shutters in your entryway. Though some window coverings may look chintzy or cheap, shutters are a sure bet for timeless style.
Shutters Work With Any Foyer Windows
Curtains and shades both need a certain amount of space to put in. If your entryway is cramped or you don’t have a certain amount of space to the side of your sidelights, 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 or closes, it creates a vacuum that might cause shades and blinds to rattle, sway or even get snagged in the door frame. Shutters stay still unless you move them, unlike flimsy window treatments.
Frequently Asked Questions About Sidelight Shutters
What types of shutters can be installed on sidelights?
Can shutters go over the glass cutout in my door?
Yes. If you have a window cutout on your actual door, we can put a custom shutter frame around it.
Do entryway shutters have to have a tilt rod?
Not in all cases. Sunburst builds plantation shutters with a “hidden tilt rod,” so all you’ll be able to see are those smart louvers whether they’re open or shut.
Can your shutters match the color of my door?
Sure! We offer shutters in a wide array of colors and wood stains, and we can color match just about any kind of door.
Find Shutters For Your Clearwater Sidelights
To get a closer look at the difference sidelight shutters can make in your Clearwater home, you don’t even have to walk out the door. Set up a free in-home consultation with Sunburst Shutters Clearwater, and we’ll come to you with all your options for window treatments for your home. Use the form below or call 813-580-7288 today to get started!