The long, thin windows on the sides of your front door are called 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 good idea to leave them uncovered.
What is a good idea is to install plantation shutters on your Fort Lauderdale sidelight windows.
Shutters Pair Best With Sidelights
No window covering pairs as well with sidelight windows than plantation shutters. These are just some of the perks waiting for your home.
Shutters Give You More Privacy
If a door to door salesman or stranger is at your front door, you probably don’t want them to be able to peer through a thin drape or between the slats of your blinds. With sidelight shutters, you can totally block your interior from prying eyes, keeping your privacy intact. Just tilt the louvers and your home is private!
Shutters Make Your Home More Comfortable
Many families have that one person who leaves the door open from time to time, forcing your furnace or AC to work harder. But you might forget exactly how much heat can come through your windows. Polywood® plantation shutters are the highest rated window treatments for energy efficiency – and are several times more effective than typical wood or vinyl shutters!
Shutters Are Sturdier & Better For Family Homes
If you live with pets or children, you can expect them to look out of the sidelights if they hear a car pull in the driveway. Mini blinds can easily be torn through by an excited pet, and of course you don’t want your curtains pulled to the side so your window can get plastered with handprints from the little ones. Sidelight shutters can avoid all of these problems, since they’re strong enough to withstand even the rowdiest use, and the kids can look all they want without having to touch the glass.
Shutters Are Easier To Coordinate Sizes
Sidelights are all different. Some are shorter than the door, others are the same height as the door, and some aren’t even rectangular. So getting a set of shades or drapes that perfectly fits the dimensions of your windows can be a chore. But plantation shutters are custom-built to your exact specifications, guaranteeing you a perfect fit with zero hassle.
Shutters Look Better In Your Foyer
Nothing makes a better impression in your foyer than matching your sidelights to your door. With a variety of styles available, we can seamlessly 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 chintzy or cheap, shutters are a sure bet for timeless fashion.
Shutters Work With All Entryway Windows
Blinds and shades both require a minimum amount of space to hang. If your foyer is cramped or you don’t have much space to the side of your window, it may not be possible to hang anything up. But shutters can go on any window, no exceptions.
Shutters Won’t Move Unless You Want Them To
When your door opens or closes, it creates a vacuum effect that can make your blinds or shades rattle, sway or even get snagged in the door itself. Shutters stay exactly where they’re supposed to: on your window at all times.
Sidelight Shutter FAQs
What types of shutters can be installed on sidelights?
Can shutters go over the glass pane in my door?
Yes. If you have a window cutout on your actual door, we can install a custom shutter frame around it.
Do my 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 stunning louvers whether they’re open or shut.
Can you color match sidelight shutters to my door?
Absolutely! We offer shutters in a variety of colors and wood stains, and we can approximate just about any kind of door.
Find Shutters For Your Fort Lauderdale Sidelights
To learn more about the difference sidelight shutters can make in your Fort Lauderdale home, you don’t even have to walk out the door. Schedule a free in-home consultation with Sunburst Shutters Fort Lauderdale, and we’ll send an expert to your door with all your window treatment options for your space. Use the form below or call 561-440-8535 today to get started!