Your Window Treatment For Entry Door Sidelights: Sidelight Shutters in Houston We frequently have customers ask us when the consultation is done, as we’re ready to leave: “Can you put anything on these small windows by my front door?” And our answer? “Let’s install sidelight shutters!" Houstonians were bored with the small metal drapery rod installed on the top and bottom of a sidelight window, with a set of rod-pocket sheers between, blocking the view and the light streaming in. Sidelight windows were made for letting in light. So why would you block it? Besides that, those curtains can suffer everyday wear and tear, with kids, pets, and guests coming in and out of your door on a daily basis. Despite hold-downs attached to the bottom, blinds sooner or later rattle and bang as the wind catches them when the door opens and closes. Your best alternative isn’t to hide your sidelight windows. It’s to enhance them with beautiful interior sidelight shutters in Houston. And the best part? Shutters remain tight to the doorframe as the panels are opened and closed. How Are Sidelight Shutters Installed? We start by measuring the dimensions of your windows. Then, we record where the glass meets the door frame. We can craft the shutter frames to cover just the glass – or we can cover the full section by using a rail at the top and bottom to hide the wooden panel to the side of the door. More often than not, the panels can rotate and open and lay back against the wall alongside the door. This lets you have the best of both worlds: an unobstructed view to enjoy when you open the panels and complete privacy when they’re shut. With our unique Polywood® shutters, we can design your shutters to enhance your entry doors. A larger rail at the bottom will block the wall space behind the shutter. Because of this, the shutter louvers can start where the glass is – instead of covering the space below. We can mount Polywood shutters on wood, steel, or fiberglass doors. Set your mind at ease, because we’ll advise you in choosing the louver size, paint and stain colors, frame style, and other options. Then, when we return to our shop, we’ll order your hand-crafted plantation shutters with the proper space for the louvers to function easily – and a look that genuinely highlights your entry door. Call 713-853-9629 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation today for sidelight shutters in Houston!