The tall, skinny windows on either side of your entry door are known as sidelights. And while they can brighten up your entryway, give you a great view onto your front porch, and frame your entrance beautifully, it’s not a fantastic idea to leave them uncovered.
What is a fantastic idea is to choose plantation shutters for your Atlanta home’s sidelights.
Shutters Pair Best With Sidelights
No window treatment works better for sidelight windows than plantation shutters. These are just some of the benefits they offer your entryway.
Shutters Give You More Privacy
If a solicitor or stranger is ringing your doorbell, the last thing you want them to be able to do is peer through a thin curtain 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 yours again!
Shutters Make Your Home More Comfortable
At least one member of your family probably leaves the door open from time to time, making your HVAC system work harder. But you might not think as much about the heat that can come through your windows. Polywood® plantation shutters are the industry’s most energy-efficient window treatment – and are several times more effective than typical wood or vinyl shutters!
Shutters Are Resilient & Better For Family Homes
If you have kids or pets in your home, you can expect them to look out of the sidelights if they see you get home. Flimsy blinds can easily be destroyed by an excited pet, and of course you don’t want your drape pushed to the side so your window can get covered in fingerprints from the kids. Plantation shutters on your sidelights can avoid all of these issues, since they’re sturdy enough to withstand even the rowdiest use, and your family can look through them without ever touching the glass.
Shutters Are Easier To Coordinate Sizes
Sidelights are all different. Some are smaller than the door, some are the same size as the door, and some aren’t even rectangular. So finding a set of blinds, shades, or drapes that exactly matches the dimensions of your windows could be a pain. But plantation shutters are custom made to your exact needs, which promises a perfect fit without the headache.
Shutters Look Better In Your Foyer
Few things make a better impression in your entryway than coordinating your sidelights with your door. With a wide array of paints and stains available, we can easily color match to your door. And nothing compares to the expertly crafted, classic look of shutters in your foyer. While some window coverings may look chintzy or cheap, shutters guarantee timeless style.
Shutters Work With All Entryway Windows
Blinds and drapes both require a minimum amount of room to hang. If your foyer is cramped or you don’t have a certain amount of space on either side of your sidelights, you might not be able to put anything up. But shutters can go on any window, no exceptions.
Shutters Won’t Move Unless You Want Them To
When your door opens, 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.
Common Questions About Sidelight Shutters
What types of shutters can be installed on sidelights?
Can shutters go over the glass pane in my door?
They sure can. If there’s a window cutout on your front door, we can put a custom shutter frame on it.
Do sidelight shutters have to have a tilt rod?
Not in all cases. Sunburst builds plantation shutters with a “hidden tilt rod,” which means all you’ll be able to see are those classic louvers whether they’re open or closed.
Can shutters color match with my door?
Absolutely! We make shutters in a variety of paint colors and wood stains, and we can color match just about any door style.
Find Shutters For Your Atlanta Sidelights
To get a closer look at the difference sidelight shutters can make in your Atlanta home, you don’t even have to leave your home. Set up a free in-home consultation with Sunburst Shutters Atlanta, and we’ll send an expert to your door with all your options for window treatments for your space. Use the form below or call 404-962-8517 today to get started!