Your Window Treatment For Entry Door Sidelights: Sidelight Shutters in Cleveland We usually get this question when the consultation is over, as we’re almost out the door: “What can you do with these small, narrow windows on each side of my front door?” We answer, “We can add sidelight shutters!" Clevelanders were getting sick of the small metal drapery rod installed on the top and bottom of a sidelight window, with a set of rod-pocket sheers pulled tight, covering up the view and the light streaming in. Isn’t the view and light the actual reason for sidelight windows in the first place? On top of that, those drapes can suffer daily wear and tear, with guests, kids, and pets walking in and out of your entry door on a regular basis. Even with hold-downs attached to the bottom, blinds sooner or later rattle as the wind gusts when the door swings open. Your home’s best alternative isn’t to block your sidelight windows. It’s to enhance them with elegant interior sidelight shutters in Cleveland. The best thing of all? Shutters remain tight to the doorframe even when the panels are opened and closed. How Are Sidelight Shutters Installed? We begin by measuring the dimensions of the windows. Next, we note the place where the glass and door frame meet. We can build the shutter frames to go over just the glass – or the frame can go over the whole 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 open and lay back against the wall alongside the door. This provides you with both a complete unobstructed view to enjoy when the panels are opened and complete privacy when they’re closed. With our one-of-a-kind Polywood® shutters, we can design your shutters to enhance your entry doors. A larger rail at the bottom will block the wall space that’s behind the shutter. This way, the shutter louvers can start up in the glass – instead of covering the space underneath. We can set up Polywood shutters on wood, steel, or fiberglass doors. Set your mind at ease, because we’ll guide you through deciding on the louver size, the frame style, the paint and stain colors, and other options. Then, when we go to our shop, we’ll order your hand-fashioned plantation shutters with enough space for the louvers to operate effortlessly – and a look that truly beautifies your entry door. Call 440-561-6787 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation today for sidelight shutters in Cleveland!