The Window Treatment For Entry Door Sidelights: Sidelight Shutters in Indianapolis We usually have customers ask us after the consultation, as we’re ready to leave: “How can I cover these narrow windows next to my door?” And we say, “Let’s put in sidelight shutters!" Our customers were getting sick of the rod-pocket sheers over the sidelight window, covering up the light and the view. Isn’t the view and light the exact reason for sidelight windows in the first place? Besides that, those curtains can suffer a lot of wear and tear, with guests, kids, and pets coming in and out of your door on a regular basis. Even if they have hold-downs on the bottom, blinds eventually rattle and bang as the wind gusts when the door swings open. Your best solution isn’t to block your sidelight windows. It’s to highlight them with charming interior sidelight shutters in Indianapolis. The best thing of all? Shutters stay nice and tight to the doorframe as the panels are opened and closed. How Are Sidelight Shutters Installed? We begin by measuring the dimensions of each window. Next, we note where the door frame and glass meet. We can craft the shutter frames to only cover the opening – or the frame can go over the entire section by adding a large rail to the top and bottom to obscure the panel next to the door door. In many cases, the panels can open and sit against the wall that’s next to the door. This provides you with an unobstructed view to enjoy when the panels are opened and full privacy when they’re closed. With our unique Polywood® shutters, we can design your shutters to beautifully fit your entry doors. Along the bottom is a larger rail that will cover the wall space the shutter is in front of. This way, the shutter louvers can start where the glass is – instead of covering the space below. We can install Polywood shutters on doors made of wood, steel, or fiberglass. Don’t worry, because we’ll guide you through deciding on the louver size, paint and stain colors, frame style, and other options. Then, when we return to our workshop, we’ll order your hand-fashioned plantation shutters with the proper allowance for the louvers to function effortlessly – and a look that truly enhances your entry door. Call 317-558-9066 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation today for sidelight shutters in Indianapolis!