The long, thin windows on the sides of your front door are known as sidelights. And while they can brighten up your entryway, let you see outside onto your front porch, and frame your facade beautifully, it’s not a fantastic idea to leave them uncovered.
What is a fantastic idea is to choose plantation shutters for your Detroit sidelight windows.
Shutters Pair Best With Entry Door Sidelights
No window covering pairs as well with sidelight windows than plantation shutters. These are just some of 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 peer through a thin drape or between the slats of 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 home is private!
Shutters Make Your Home More Comfortable
At least one member of your family probably leaves the door open from time to time, making your HVAC system 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 industry’s most energy-efficient window treatment – and can block more than half of all energy transfer through your windows!
Shutters Are Sturdier & Better For Family Homes
If you have pets or children in your home, you can expect them to look out of the sidelights when they hear you get home. Mini blinds can easily get mangled by an excited pet, and of course you don’t want your curtains pulled to the side so your window can get plastered with fingerprints from the kids. Sidelight shutters don’t need to worry about those issues, since they’re solid enough to withstand even the rowdiest little ones, and everyone can look all they want without ever touching the glass.
Shutters Are Easier To Coordinate Sizes
Sidelights are all different. Some are shorter than the door, others are the same height as the door, and some may not even be the same shape. So shopping for a set of blinds or curtains that perfectly matches the size and shape of your windows might not be easy. But plantation shutters are custom-built to your exact specifications, which promises a perfect fit without the headache.
Shutters Look Better In Your Entryway
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 front door. Whereas some window coverings might look chintzy or cheap, shutters guarantee timeless fashion.
Shutters Can Go On All Foyer Windows
Drapes and shades both require a minimum amount of space to put in. If your front entryway is cramped or you don’t have much space to the side of your window, you might not be able to put anything up. But shutters can go on any window, no matter what.
Shutters Won’t Move Unless You Move Them
When your door opens or closes, it creates a vacuum effect that might make your blinds or shades rattle, sway or even get caught in the door itself. Shutters stay exactly where they’re supposed to: on your window at all times.
Sidelight Shutter FAQs
What kind of shutters can be installed on sidelights?
Can shutters go over the glass pane in my door?
Yes. If there’s 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. We offer plantation shutters with a “hidden tilt rod,” so all you’ll be able to see are those classic louvers whether they’re open or shut.
Can your shutters match the color of my door?
Absolutely! We offer shutters in a wide array of colors and wood stains, and we can color match just about any style of door you might have.
Find Shutters For Your Detroit Sidelights
To learn more about the difference sidelight shutters can make in your Detroit home, you don’t even have to leave your home. Get your free in-home consultation with Sunburst Shutters Detroit, and we’ll send an expert to your door with all your window treatment options for your home. Use the form below or call 248-429-9294 today to get started!