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 great idea to leave them uncovered.
What is a great 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 waiting for your home.
Shutters Offer More Privacy
If a solicitor or stranger is ringing your doorbell, 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 your interior from prying eyes, keeping your privacy intact. All it takes is a simple tilt of the louvers and your privacy is preserved!
Shutters Make Your Home More Comfortable
You might have a family member who leaves the door open from time to time, making your HVAC system 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 live with pets or children, you can expect them to look out of the sidelights when they hear someone comes home. Mini 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.
Shutters Are Easier To Size
All sidelights are unique. Some are smaller than 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 or drapes that exactly fits the height of your windows could be a pain. But plantation shutters 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 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 entryway. Whereas some window coverings might look gaudy or cheap, shutters are a sure bet for timeless style.
Shutters Work With All Foyer Windows
Curtains and shades both need a certain amount of room to install. If your foyer 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 put at all times, since they’re attached to the window frame.
Frequently Asked Questions About Sidelight Shutters
What kind of shutters can be installed on sidelights?
Can shutters go over the glass cutout in my door?
Absolutely. If there’s a window cutout on your entryway 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 shutters color match with my door?
Sure! We make shutters in a variety of colors and wood stains, and we can color match just about any door style.
Find Shutters For Your Charlotte Sidelights
To see how much of a 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!