The tall, thin windows on the sides of your front door are known as sidelights. And though they can let light into your foyer, give you a great view onto your front porch, and frame your entrance beautifully, it’s not a great idea to leave them bare.
What is a great idea is to choose plantation shutters for your Orlando sidelights.
Shutters Make Sense For Sidelights
No window treatment works better for sidelight windows than plantation shutters. Just take a look at the perks waiting for your home.
Shutters Give You More Privacy
If a salesperson or stranger is at your front door, you probably don’t want them to be able to peer through a thin curtain or between your blinds. With sidelight shutters, you can completely block out the view from outside, keeping your privacy intact. All it takes is a simple tilt of the louvers and your privacy is preserved!
Shutters Keep Your Home Comfortable
At least one member of your family probably leaves the door open from time to time, forcing your furnace or AC to work harder. But you might not think as much about the heat that can come 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 Sturdier & Better For Families
If you have pets or children in your home, they probably look out of the sidelights if they see you get home. Mini blinds can easily get mangled by a curious pet, and you probably don’t want your drape pulled to the side so your window can get plastered with fingerprints from the little ones. Sidelight shutters don’t need to worry about those issues, since they’re sturdy enough to handle even the rowdiest use, and the kids can look all they want without having to touch the window pane.
Shutters Are Easier To Size Out
All sidelights are different. Some are smaller than the door, others are the same height as the door, and some aren’t even rectangular. So shopping for a set of drapes or blinds that exactly fits the height of your windows could be a pain. But plantation shutters are custom made to your exact specifications, 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 coordinating your sidelights with your door. With a wide array of styles available, we can easily color match to your door style. And nothing compares to the expertly crafted, timeless look of shutters in your entryway. Though some window coverings may look gaudy or cheap, shutters guarantee timeless fashion.
Shutters Can Go On All Entryway Windows
Drapes and shades both require a minimum amount of room to put in. If your front entryway is narrow or you don’t have enough space on either side of your window, it may not be possible to hang anything up. But shutters can go on any window, guaranteed.
Shutters Won’t Move Unless You Want Them To
When your door opens or shuts, it creates a vacuum effect that might 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.
Sidelight Shutter FAQs
What types of shutters can be installed on sidelights?
Can shutters be installed on the glass cutout in my door?
Yes. If you have a window cutout on your entryway door, we can install a custom shutter frame on it.
Do sidelight shutters have to have a tilt rod?
Not necessarily. We offer plantation shutters with a “hidden tilt rod,” so the only things that are visible those smart louvers whether they’re open or closed.
Can shutters color match with my door?
Yes! We offer shutters in a wide array of colors and wood stains, and we can color match just about any door style.
Find Shutters For Your Orlando Sidelights
To see how much of a difference sidelight shutters can make in your Orlando home, you don’t even have to walk out the door. Schedule a free in-home consultation with Sunburst Shutters Orlando, and we’ll send an expert to your door with all your window treatment options for your home. Use the form below or call 407-630-7011 today to get started!