Houston Front Door & Sidelight Shutters

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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 Give You More Privacy

If a door to door salesman or stranger is ringing your doorbell, 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 out the view from outside, keeping your privacy intact. Just tilt the louvers and your home is private!

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Shutters Keep Your Home Comfortable

At least one member of your family probably 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 they’re up to 1600% more energy efficient than typical blinds! 

Shutters Are Long Lasting & Better for Family Homes

If you have pets or children in your home, you can expect them to look out of the sidelights if they [see|hear]57] someone comes home. A set of blinds can easily get mangled 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 strong enough to withstand even the rowdiest little ones, and the kids can look all they want without ever touching the window pane.

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Shutters Are Easier to Coordinate Sizes

All sidelights are unique. Some are smaller than 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.

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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 much 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 might cause shades and blinds to rattle, sway or even get snagged in the door itself. 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?
Sunburst's Polywood faux wood shutters, Ovation natural wood shutters, reclaimed wood shutters, and Studio Shutters can all fit 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 you color match sidelight shutters to my door?

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


Find Shutters for Your Houston Sidelights

To see how much of a 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 space. Use the form below or call 713-853-9629 today to get started!