The New Window Treatment For Entry Door Sidelights: Sidelight Shutters in Orlando We commonly get this question when the consultation is done, as we’re walking out the door: “What can you do with these small, narrow windows on each side of my front door?” And we say, “Let’s install sidelight shutters!" Floridians were tired of the small metal drapery rod installed on the top and bottom of a sidelight window, with a set of rod-pocket sheers in between, covering up the view and the light. Sidelight windows were designed for letting in light. So why would you block it? Besides that, those curtains can go through everyday wear and tear, with guests, kids, and pets coming in and out of your entry door on a regular basis. Even with hold-downs attached to the bottom, blinds sooner or later bang and rattle as the wind catches them when the door is opened and closed. Your best alternative isn’t to hide your sidelight windows. It’s to highlight them with beautiful interior sidelight shutters in Orlando. And best of all? Shutters remain tight to the doorframe when opening and closing the panels. How Are Sidelight Shutters Installed? We start by measuring the width and length of each window. Then, we mark where the door frame meets the glass. 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 panel next to the door door. With most entry doors, the panels are able to swing open and go back against the wall that’s next to the door. This gives you both an unobstructed view to enjoy when you open the panels and full privacy when you close them. With our one-of-a-kind Polywood® shutters, we can design your shutters with a seamless look on your entry doors. Along the bottom is a larger rail that will cover the wall space behind the shutter. That way, the shutter louvers can begin up in the glass – instead of covering the space underneath. We can install Polywood shutters on doors made of wood, steel, or fiberglass. Set your mind at ease, because we’ll guide you through picking the louver size, paint and stain colors, frame style, and other options. Then, when we go to our shop, we’ll order your hand-built plantation shutters with enough room for the louvers to function effortlessly – and a look that positively enhances your entry door. Call 407-630-7011 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation today for sidelight shutters in Orlando!