Detroit Entryway & Sidelight Shutters

Detroit sidelight shutters

 

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 entrance 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 Front 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 entryway.

Shutters Give You More Privacy

If a door to door salesman 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. Just tilt the louvers and your home is private!

Detroit front door shutters 

Shutters Make Your Home More 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 not think as much about the heat that is lost or gained through your windows. Polywood® plantation shutters are the highest rated window treatments for energy efficiency – and they’re up to 1600% more energy efficient than typical blinds! 

Shutters Are Resilient & 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 [see|hear]57] you get home. Mini blinds can easily be torn through 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 strong enough to withstand even the rowdiest little ones, and everyone can look all they want without ever touching the glass.

Detroit foyer door with shutters 

Shutters Are Easier to Size Out

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 shades or drapes 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 hassle.

Shutters Look Better In Your Front Door

Few things make 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. Though some window coverings may look chintzy or cheap, shutters guarantee timeless fashion.

Detroit patio door with sidelight shutters 

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 jamb. Shutters stay exactly where they’re supposed to: on your window at all times.

Frequently Asked Questions about Sidelight Shutters

What kind of shutters can be installed on sidelights?
Our Polywood shutters, Ovation wood shutters, reclaimed wood shutters, and Studio Shutters can all be built for sidelights. 

Can shutters go over the glass pane in my door?

Yes. If there’s a window cutout on your front 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?

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

Detroit shutter door 

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. Set up a 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 space. Use the form below or call 248-429-9294 today to get started!