Fort Myers Entryway & Sidelight Shutters

Fort Myers sidelight shutters


Those long, skinny windows on either side of your front door are known as sidelights. And while they can brighten up your foyer, give you a great view onto your front porch, and frame your home beautifully, it’s not a good idea to leave them bare.

What is a good idea is to choose plantation shutters for your Fort Myers home’s sidelight windows.

Shutters Make Sense for Entry 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 ringing your doorbell, you probably don’t want them to be able to look through a thin curtain or between your blinds. With sidelight shutters, you can totally block the view of anyone from outside, keeping your privacy intact. Just tilt the louvers and your privacy is preserved!

Fort Myers front door shutters 

Shutters Keep Your Home Comfortable

At least one member of your family probably forgets to shut the front door all the way, forcing your furnace or AC to work harder. But you might forget exactly how much heat is lost or gained through your windows. Polywood® plantation shutters are the highest rated window treatments for energy efficiency – and they’re up to 1600% more energy efficient than typical blinds! 

Shutters Are Resilient & Better for Families

If you have kids or pets in your home, you can expect them to look out of the sidelights when they [see|hear]57] you get home. Mini blinds can easily get mangled by an excited pet, and you probably don’t want your shades pushed 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 problems, since they’re solid enough to withstand even the rowdiest little ones, and your family can look all they want without having to touch the window pane.

Fort Myers foyer door with shutters 

Shutters Are Easier to Size Out

Sidelights are all unique. Some are smaller than the door, others are the same height as the door, and some aren’t even the same shape. So getting a set of blinds, shades, or drapes that exactly fits the size and shape of your windows could be a pain. 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 Foyer

Few things make a better impression in your entryway than matching your sidelights to your door. With a great selection of colors available, we can perfectly color match to your door style. And there’s just something special about the expertly crafted, classic style of shutters in your entryway. While some window coverings might look chintzy or cheap, shutters guarantee timeless style.

Fort Myers patio door with sidelight shutters 

Shutters Can Go On All Foyer Windows

Blinds, shades, and drapes all need a certain amount of space to hang. If your front entryway is cramped 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, no matter what.

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 snagged in the door jamb. Shutters stay put at all times, since they’re attached to the window frame.

Common Questions About Sidelight Shutters

What kind of shutters can be installed on sidelights?
Our 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 pane in my door?

They sure can. 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. We offer plantation shutters with a “hidden tilt rod,” which means the only things that are visible those smart louvers whether they’re open or shut.


Can shutters color match with my door?

Yes! We offer shutters in a wide array of paint colors and wood stains, and we can approximate just about any style of door you might have.


Find Shutters for Your Fort Myers Sidelights

To get a closer look at the difference sidelight shutters can make in your Fort Myers home, you don’t even have to walk out the door. Schedule a free in-home consultation with Sunburst Shutters Fort Myers, and we’ll send an expert to your door with all your window treatment options for your foyer. Fill out the form below or call 239-208-6577 today to get started!