Those long, skinny windows on the sides of your front door are known as sidelights. And while they can brighten up your foyer, let you see outside onto your front porch, and frame your home beautifully, it’s not a smart idea to leave them uncovered.
What is a smart idea is to install plantation shutters on your Salt Lake City sidelights.
Shutters Pair Best With Sidelights
No window covering works better for sidelights than plantation shutters. These are just some of the perks waiting for your front door.
Shutters Protect Your Privacy
If a solicitor or stranger is at your front door, the last thing you want them to be able to do is look through a thin drape or between the slats of your blinds. With sidelight shutters, you can completely block the view of anyone from outside, keeping your privacy intact. Simply adjust 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, 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 most energy-efficient window covering you can buy – and are several times more effective than typical wood or vinyl shutters!
Shutters Are Sturdier & Better For Families
If you have pets or children in your home, you can expect them to look out of the sidelights if they hear you get home. A set of blinds can easily get mangled by a curious pet, and of course you don’t want your shades pushed to the side so your window can get plastered with fingerprints from the little ones. Plantation shutters on your sidelights can avoid all of these problems, since they’re strong enough to handle even the rowdiest use, and the kids can look all they want without ever touching the window pane.
Shutters Are Easier To Get the Size You Need
Sidelights are all different. Some are a fraction of the size of the door, others are the same height as the door, and some may not even be rectangular. So getting a set of blinds or curtains that exactly fits the size and shape of your windows might not be easy. 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 Front Door
Few things make a better impression in your entryway than matching your sidelights to your door. With a variety of paints and stains available, we can perfectly color match to your door. And nothing compares to the expertly crafted, timeless style of shutters in your entryway. Though some window coverings can look gaudy or cheap, shutters guarantee timeless style.
Shutters Can Go On Any Entryway Windows
Drapes and shades both need a certain amount of room to install. If your entryway is narrow or you don’t have much space on either side of your window, you might not be able to hang anything up. But shutters can go on any window, guaranteed.
Shutters Don’t Move Unless You Want Them To
When your door opens or closes, it creates a vacuum effect that might make your blinds or shades rattle, sway or even get caught in the door itself. Shutters stay exactly where they’re supposed to: on your window at all times.
Frequently Asked Questions About Sidelight Shutters
What types of shutters can be installed on sidelights?
Can shutters be installed on the glass pane in my door?
Yes. If there’s a window cutout on your front door, we can put a custom shutter frame on it.
Do entryway shutters have to have a tilt rod?
Not necessarily. We offer plantation shutters with a “hidden tilt rod,” so all you’ll be able to see are those smart louvers whether they’re open or closed.
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 Salt Lake City Sidelights
To learn more about the difference sidelight shutters can make in your Salt Lake City home, you don’t even have to walk out the door. Set up a free in-home consultation with Sunburst Shutters Salt Lake City, and we’ll come to you with all your options for window treatments for your foyer. Use the form below or call 801-515-3598 today to get started!