Those long, thin windows on either side of your front door are known as sidelights. And though they can let light into your foyer, let you see outside onto your front porch, and frame your home beautifully, it’s not a smart idea to leave them bare.
What is a smart idea is to choose plantation shutters for your Denver sidelight windows.
Shutters Make Sense For Entry Door Sidelights
No window covering works better for sidelights than plantation shutters. These are just some of the perks waiting for your front door.
Shutters Offer More Privacy
If a door to door salesman or stranger is ringing your doorbell, the last thing you want them to be able to do is look through a thin drape or between your blinds. With sidelight shutters, you can completely block out the view from outside, keeping your privacy intact. Simply adjust the louvers and your home is private!
Shutters Keep Your Home Comfortable
At least one member of your family probably forgets to shut the front door all the way, making your AC or heater work overtime. But you might forget exactly how much heat is lost or gained through your windows. Polywood® plantation shutters are the most energy-efficient window covering you can buy – and are several times more effective than typical wood or vinyl shutters!
Shutters Are Long Lasting & Better For Family Homes
If you live with pets or children, they probably look out of the sidelights if they see a car pull in the driveway. A set of blinds can easily be destroyed 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 issues, since they’re solid enough to withstand even the rowdiest little ones, and your family can look through them without ever touching the window pane.
Shutters Are Easier To Size Out
Sidelights are all unique. Some are shorter than the door, some are the same height as the door, and some may not even be the same shape. So shopping for a set of blinds, shades, or drapes that perfectly matches the dimensions 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 headache.
Shutters Look Better In Your Entryway
Few things make a better impression in your foyer than coordinating your sidelights with your door. With a variety of colors available, we can seamlessly color match to your door. And nothing compares to the expertly crafted, classic look of shutters in your front door. Whereas some window treatments can look chintzy or cheap, shutters guarantee timeless style.
Shutters Can Go On All Entryway Windows
Drapes and shades both need a certain amount of space to install. If your entryway is cramped or you don’t have much space to the side of your window, it may not be possible to put 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 can make your blinds or shades rattle, sway or even get caught in the door itself. Shutters stay still unless you move them, unlike flimsy window treatments.
Sidelight Shutter FAQs
What kind of shutters can be installed on sidelights?
Can shutters be installed on the glass pane in my door?
They sure can. If there’s a window cutout on your actual door, we can put a custom shutter frame on it.
Do my shutters have to have a tilt rod?
Not in all cases. We offer plantation shutters with a “hidden tilt rod,” which means all you’ll be able to see are those stunning louvers whether they’re open or closed.
Can your shutters match the color of my door?
Absolutely! 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 Denver Sidelights
To learn more about the difference sidelight shutters can make in your Denver home, you don’t even have to leave your home. Set up a free in-home consultation with Sunburst Shutters Denver, 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 720-538-0182 today to get started!