The long, skinny windows on the sides of your entry door are known as sidelights. And though they can let light into your entryway, give you a great view onto your front porch, and frame your home beautifully, it’s not a fantastic idea to leave them uncovered.
What is a fantastic idea is to install plantation shutters on your Cincinnati sidelights.
Shutters Pair Best With Front Door Sidelights
No window covering works better for sidelights than plantation shutters. Just take a look at the perks they’ll give your front door.
Shutters Offer More Privacy
If a door to door salesman or stranger is knocking on your door, you probably don’t want them to be able to peer through a thin curtain or between the slats of your blinds. With sidelight shutters, you can completely block out the view from outside, keeping your privacy intact. Just tilt the louvers and your home is private!
Shutters Keep Your Home Comfortable
Many families have that one person who forgets to shut the front door all the way, 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 most energy-efficient window covering you can buy – and can block more than half of all energy transfer through your windows!
Shutters Are Resilient & Better For Families
If you live with pets or children, they probably look out of the sidelights if they see a car pull in the driveway. Flimsy blinds can easily be destroyed by a curious pet, and of course you don’t want your shades pulled to the side so your window can get covered in handprints from the little ones. Plantation shutters on your sidelights don’t need to worry about those issues, since they’re solid enough to handle even the rowdiest little ones, and the kids can look all they want without having to touch the window pane.
Shutters Are Easier To Size Out
Sidelights are all unique. Some are a fraction of the size of the door, some are the same size as the door, and some aren’t even the same shape. So getting a set of drapes or blinds that perfectly fits the size and shape of your windows can be a chore. Plantation shutters on the other hand are custom-built for your windows, which promises a perfect fit with zero hassle.
Shutters Look Better In Your Entryway
Almost nothing makes a better impression in your foyer than matching your sidelights to your door. With a great selection of paints and stains available, we can easily color match to your door. And there’s just something special about the handcrafted, timeless look of shutters in your front door. While some window treatments can look chintzy or cheap, shutters guarantee timeless style.
Shutters Can Go On All Entryway Windows
Blinds and drapes both require a minimum amount of room to hang. If your foyer is cramped or you don’t have enough space to the side of your sidelights, it may not be possible to hang anything up. But shutters can go on any window, no exceptions.
Shutters Don’t Move Unless You Move Them
When your door opens, it creates a vacuum that can make your blinds or shades rattle, sway or even get snagged 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 types of shutters can be installed on sidelights?
Can shutters go over the glass cutout in my door?
Yes. If there’s a window cutout on your actual door, we can install 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,” which means all you’ll be able to see are those smart louvers whether they’re open or closed.
Can your shutters match the color of my door?
Yes! We make shutters in a variety of paint colors and wood stains, and we can color match just about any kind of door.
Find Shutters For Your Cincinnati Sidelights
To see how much of a difference sidelight shutters can make in your Cincinnati home, you don’t even have to leave your home. Set up a free in-home consultation with Sunburst Shutters Cincinnati, and we’ll come to you with all your options for window treatments for your home. Fill out the form below or call 513-216-9740 today to get started!