Those long, skinny windows on either side of your front door are called sidelights. And though they can brighten up your entryway, let you see outside onto your front porch, and frame your entrance beautifully, it’s not a good idea to leave them bare.
What is a good idea is to choose plantation shutters for your Houston sidelights.
Shutters Make Sense For Sidelights
No window treatment works better for sidelights than plantation shutters. Just take a look at the benefits they’ll give your home.
Shutters Offer More Privacy
If a solicitor or stranger is at your front door, you probably don’t want them to be able to look through a thin drape or between your blinds. With sidelight shutters, you can totally block your interior from prying eyes, keeping your privacy intact. All it takes is a simple tilt of the louvers and your privacy is preserved!
Shutters Keep Your Home Comfortable
You might have a family member who leaves the door open from time to time, forcing your furnace or AC to 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 Long Lasting & Better For Family Homes
If you live with pets or children, you can expect them to look out of the sidelights if they see someone comes home. A set of blinds can easily be torn through by a curious pet, and of course you don’t want your shades pushed to the side so your window can get covered in handprints from the kids. Sidelight shutters can avoid all of these problems, since they’re solid enough to withstand even the rowdiest little ones, and everyone can look all they want without ever touching the window pane.
Shutters Are Easier To Size
All sidelights are unique. Some are a fraction of the size of the door, some are the same height as the door, and some aren’t even rectangular. So finding a set of blinds or curtains that perfectly fits the size and shape of your windows can be a chore. But plantation shutters are custom made to your exact specifications, guaranteeing you a perfect fit without the hassle.
Shutters Look Better In Your Foyer
Almost nothing makes a better impression in your foyer than coordinating your sidelights with your door. With a variety of colors and styles available, we can perfectly color match to your door. And there’s just something special about 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 Can Go On Any Entryway Windows
Blinds and shades both need a certain amount of space to install. If your entryway is cramped or you don’t have enough space to the side of your window, it may not be possible to hang anything up. But shutters can go on any window, guaranteed.
Shutters Won’t Move Unless You Move Them
When your door opens or shuts, it creates a vacuum that may cause shades and blinds to rattle, sway or even get snagged in the door jamb. Shutters stay still unless you move them, unlike flimsy window treatments.
Common 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 there’s a window cutout on your entryway door, we can install a custom shutter frame around it.
Do entryway shutters have to have a tilt rod?
Not necessarily. Sunburst builds plantation shutters with a “hidden tilt rod,” which means all you’ll be able to see are those stunning louvers whether they’re open or shut.
Can shutters color match with my door?
Yes! We make shutters in a wide array of paint colors and wood stains, and we can match just about any door style.
Find Shutters For Your Houston Sidelights
To learn more about the difference sidelight shutters can make in your Houston home, you don’t even have to leave your home. Set up a free in-home consultation with Sunburst Shutters Houston, and we’ll come to you with all your options for window treatments for your home. Use the form below or call 713-853-9629 today to get started!