The tall, thin windows on either side of your entry door are called sidelights. And though 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 bare.
What is a fantastic idea is to choose plantation shutters for your Cleveland home’s sidelights.
Shutters Make Sense For Sidelights
No window covering pairs as well with sidelight windows than plantation shutters. These are just some of the perks they’ll give your front door.
Shutters Offer More Privacy
If a solicitor or stranger is at your front door, the last thing you want them to be able to do is look through a thin drape or between the slats of your blinds. With sidelight shutters, you can completely block out the view from outside, keeping your privacy intact. Simply adjust the louvers and your privacy is preserved!
Shutters Keep Your Home Comfortable
Many families have that one person who forgets to shut the front door all the way, making your AC or heater work overtime. 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 Long Lasting & Better For Families
If you live with pets or children, you can expect them to look out of the sidelights if they see you get home. A set of blinds can easily get mangled by an excited pet, and of course you don’t want your drape pushed to the side so your window can get plastered with fingerprints from the kids. Plantation shutters on your sidelights don’t need to worry about those issues, since they’re sturdy enough to withstand even the rowdiest use, and everyone can look through them without having to touch the window pane.
Shutters Are Easier To Get the Size You Need
Sidelights are all unique. 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 drapes that exactly fits the height of your windows might not be easy. Plantation shutters on the other hand are custom made to your exact needs, guaranteeing you a perfect fit without the headache.
Shutters Look Better In Your Foyer
Almost nothing makes a better impression in your entryway than coordinating your sidelights with your door. With a great selection of colors available, we can easily color match to your door style. And there’s just something special about the handcrafted, classic style of shutters in your front door. Though some window treatments may look chintzy or cheap, shutters guarantee timeless style.
Shutters Work With Any Foyer Windows
Drapes and shades both require a minimum amount of room to put in. If your front entryway is cramped or you don’t have a certain amount of space to the side of your window, it may not be possible to hang 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 shuts, it creates a vacuum effect that can make your blinds or shades rattle, sway or even get caught in the door itself. Shutters stay put at all times, since they’re attached to the window frame.
Common Questions About Sidelight Shutters
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 front door, we can install a custom shutter frame around it.
Do sidelight shutters have to have a tilt rod?
Not in all cases. Sunburst builds plantation shutters with a “hidden tilt rod,” so the only things that are visible those stunning louvers whether they’re open or closed.
Can shutters color match with my door?
Yes! We make shutters in a wide array of colors and wood stains, and we can approximate just about any door style.
Find Shutters For Your Cleveland Sidelights
To get a closer look at the difference sidelight shutters can make in your Cleveland home, you don’t even have to walk out the door. Get your free in-home consultation with Sunburst Shutters Cleveland, and we’ll come to you with all your options for window treatments for your space. Fill out the form below or call 440-561-6787 today to get started!