Charlotte Front Door & Sidelight Shutters

Charlotte sidelight shutters


Those long, thin windows on the sides of your entry 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 fantastic idea to leave them uncovered.

What is a fantastic idea is to install plantation shutters on your Charlotte sidelight windows.

Shutters Pair Best with Sidelights

No window treatment works better for sidelights than plantation shutters. These are just some of the perks they offer your home.

Shutters Offer 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 completely block out the view from outside, keeping your privacy intact. Just tilt the louvers and your home is private!

Charlotte front door shutters 

Shutters Make Your Home More Comfortable

At least one member of your family probably leaves the door open from time to time, 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 they’re up to 1600% more energy efficient than typical blinds! 

Shutters Are Long Lasting & 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] someone comes home. Flimsy blinds can easily be torn through by an excited pet, and of course you don’t want your shades pulled to the side so your window can get covered in fingerprints from the kids. Sidelight shutters don’t need to worry about those problems, since they’re strong enough to handle even the rowdiest little ones, and everyone can look through them without having to touch the window pane.

Charlotte foyer door with shutters 

Shutters Are Easier to

All sidelights are unique. Some are a fraction of the size of the door, some are the same size as the door, and some may not even be the same shape. So getting a set of blinds, shades, or drapes that exactly fits the height of your windows can be a chore. But plantation shutters are custom made for your windows, which promises a perfect fit without the hassle.

Shutters Look Better In Your Front Door

Few things make a better impression in your entryway than matching your sidelights to your door. With a great selection of paints and stains available, we can seamlessly color match to your door style. And nothing compares to the expertly crafted, classic style of shutters in your foyer. Whereas some window coverings might look gaudy or cheap, shutters are a sure bet for timeless style.

Charlotte patio door with sidelight shutters 

Shutters Work With All Foyer Windows

Blinds, shades, and drapes all need a certain amount of room to put in. If your entryway is cramped or you don’t have enough space on either side of your sidelights, it might be impossible to hang anything up. But shutters can go on any window, no matter what.

Shutters Don’t Move Unless You Move Them

When your door opens or shuts, it creates a vacuum effect that can make your blinds or shades rattle, sway or even get snagged in the door frame. Shutters stay exactly where they’re supposed to: on your window at all times.

Frequently Asked Questions about Sidelight Shutters

What kind of shutters can be installed on sidelights?
Sunburst's Polywood shutters, Ovation wood shutters, reclaimed wood shutters, and Studio Shutters can all fit sidelights. 

Can shutters go over the glass cutout in my door?

Absolutely. If there’s a window cutout on your front door, we can install 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 you color match sidelight shutters to my door?

Sure! We build shutters in a variety of colors and wood stains, and we can match just about any door style.


Find Shutters for Your Charlotte Sidelights

To learn more about the difference sidelight shutters can make in your Charlotte home, you don’t even have to walk out the door. Schedule a free in-home consultation with Sunburst Shutters Charlotte, and we’ll send an expert to your door with all your options for window treatments for your space. Fill out the form below or call 980-231-1116 today to get started!