Orlando Front Door & Sidelight Shutters

Orlando entryway shutters


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 facade beautifully, it’s not a fantastic idea to leave them bare.

What is a fantastic 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 they offer your home.

Shutters Offer More Privacy

If a salesperson or stranger is ringing your doorbell, 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 your interior from prying eyes, keeping your privacy intact. Just tilt the louvers and your home is private!

Orlando front door shutters 

Shutters Keep Your Home Comfortable

You might have a family member who leaves the door open from time to time, making your HVAC system work harder. But you might not think as much about the heat that can come through your windows. Polywood® plantation shutters are the highest rated window treatments for energy efficiency – 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|hear]57] you get home. Mini blinds can easily get mangled by a curious pet, and you probably don’t want your curtains 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 glass.

Orlando foyer door with shutters 

Shutters Are Easier to Coordinate Sizes

All sidelights are different. Some are a fraction of the size of 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 for your windows, which promises a perfect fit without the hassle.

Shutters Look Better In Your Entryway

Nothing makes a better impression in your entryway than coordinating your sidelights with your door. With a great selection of paints and stains available, we can easily color match to your door style. And nothing compares to the expertly crafted, timeless look of shutters in your foyer. Though some window coverings may look gaudy or cheap, shutters guarantee timeless fashion.

Orlando patio door with sidelight shutters 

Shutters Can Go On All Entryway Windows

Drapes and shades both require a minimum amount of room to install. If your front entryway is narrow or you don’t have much 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 may 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?
Sunburst's Polywood shutters, Ovation natural wood shutters, reclaimed wood shutters, and Studio Shutters can all be built for sidelights. 

Can shutters be installed on the glass cutout in my door?

Yes. If you have a window cutout on your front door, we can install a custom shutter frame on it.


Do my 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 classic 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 style of door you might have.


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 space. Use the form below or call 407-630-7011 today to get started!