Those tall, thin windows on the sides of your entry door are known as sidelights. And though they can let light into your entryway, let you see outside onto your front porch, and frame your facade beautifully, it’s not a good idea to leave them uncovered.
What is a good idea is to choose plantation shutters for your Dallas home’s sidelights.
Shutters Pair Best With Sidelights
No window treatment pairs as well with sidelight windows than plantation shutters. Just take a look at the benefits waiting for your home.
Shutters Give You More Privacy
If a door to door salesman or stranger is knocking on your door, the last thing you want them to be able to do is 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 yours again!
Shutters Keep Your Home Comfortable
You might have a family member who forgets to shut the front door all the way, 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 industry’s most energy-efficient window treatment – 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 if they see a car pull in the driveway. Flimsy blinds can easily be torn through by a curious pet, and of course you don’t want your curtains pushed to the side so your window can get covered in handprints from the kids. Sidelight shutters don’t need to worry about those problems, since they’re sturdy enough to withstand even the rowdiest use, and the kids can look through them without ever touching the glass.
Shutters Are Easier To Get the Size You Need
Sidelights are all unique. Some are shorter than the door, some are the same size as the door, and some may not even be rectangular. So finding a set of blinds, shades, or drapes that perfectly matches the height of your windows can be a chore. Plantation shutters on the other hand are custom made for your windows, which promises a perfect fit without the hassle.
Shutters Look Better In Your Front Door
Few things make a better impression in your entryway than matching your sidelights to 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 foyer. Though some window treatments might look gaudy or cheap, shutters guarantee timeless fashion.
Shutters Work With Any Entryway Windows
Curtains and shades both need a certain amount of space to install. If your front entryway is narrow or you don’t have enough space to the side of your window, it might be impossible to put anything up. But shutters can go on any window, guaranteed.
Shutters Won’t Move Unless You Want Them To
When your door opens, it creates a vacuum that can cause shades and blinds to rattle, sway or even get snagged in the door jamb. 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?
Can shutters be installed on the glass pane in my door?
Yes. If there’s a window cutout on your front door, we can put 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,” so the only things that are visible those smart louvers whether they’re open or shut.
Can shutters color match with my door?
Yes! We build shutters in a wide array of colors and wood stains, and we can match just about any kind of door.
Find Shutters For Your Dallas Sidelights
To see how much of a difference sidelight shutters can make in your Dallas home, you don’t even have to walk out the door. Schedule a free in-home consultation with Sunburst Shutters Dallas, and we’ll come to you with all your window treatment options for your home. Fill out the form below or call 214-301-5066 today to get started!