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 Give You More Privacy
If a solicitor 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 home is private!
Shutters Keep Your Home Comfortable
You might have a family member who 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 industry’s most energy-efficient window treatment – 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, you can expect them to look out of the sidelights when they see you get home. Mini blinds can easily be torn through 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 glass.
Shutters Are Easier To Get the Size You Need
Sidelights are all unique. Some are a fraction of the size of the door, others are the same height as the door, and some aren’t even the same shape. So getting a set of blinds or drapes that exactly fits the size and shape of your windows can be a chore. 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
Nothing makes 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.
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 may 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?
Can shutters be installed on the glass pane in my door?
Absolutely. 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 classic louvers whether they’re open or shut.
Can you color match sidelight shutters to my door?
Yes! We offer shutters in a wide array of paint colors and wood stains, and we can approximate just about any door style.
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!