Those tall, thin windows on the sides of your front door are called sidelights. And though 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 choose plantation shutters for your Indianapolis home’s sidelight windows.
Shutters Make Sense For Entry Door Sidelights
No window treatment works better for sidelight windows than plantation shutters. Just take a look at the benefits waiting for your entryway.
Shutters Offer More Privacy
If a door to door salesman or stranger is ringing your doorbell, the last thing you want them to be able to do is look through a thin curtain or between 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!
Shutters Make Your Home More Comfortable
At least one member of your family probably forgets to shut the front door all the way, forcing your furnace or AC to work harder. But you might forget exactly how much heat can come through your windows. Polywood® plantation shutters are the industry’s most energy-efficient window treatment – and can block more than half of all energy transfer through your windows!
Shutters Are Sturdier & Better For Family Homes
If you live with pets or children, they probably look out of the sidelights when they see you get home. Flimsy blinds can easily get mangled by a curious pet, and you probably don’t want your curtains pulled to the side so your window can get covered in fingerprints from the little ones. Plantation shutters on your sidelights don’t need to worry about those issues, since they’re sturdy enough to withstand even the rowdiest use, and your family can look through them without having to touch the glass.
Shutters Are Easier To Get the Size You Need
All sidelights are different. Some are smaller than the door, others are the same height as the door, and some aren’t even rectangular. So getting a set of shades or drapes that exactly matches the length of your windows might not be easy. Plantation shutters on the other hand are custom-built for your windows, which promises a perfect fit without the hassle.
Shutters Look Better In Your Foyer
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 easily color match to your door. And nothing compares to the expertly crafted, classic look of shutters in your foyer. Whereas some window treatments can look gaudy or cheap, shutters guarantee timeless style.
Shutters Work With Any Foyer Windows
Blinds and shades both need a certain amount of room to install. If your front entryway is narrow or you don’t have much space to the 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 closes, it creates a vacuum effect that can 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 cutout in my door?
They sure can. If there’s a window cutout on your entryway door, we can install a custom shutter frame on it.
Do entryway shutters have to have a tilt rod?
Not in all cases. We offer 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 shut.
Can shutters color match with my door?
Absolutely! We offer shutters in a variety of paint colors and wood stains, and we can color match just about any kind of door.
Find Shutters For Your Indianapolis Sidelights
To get a closer look at the difference sidelight shutters can make in your Indianapolis home, you don’t even have to walk out the door. Set up a free in-home consultation with Sunburst Shutters Indianapolis, and we’ll come to you with all your options for window treatments for your space. Use the form below or call 317-558-9066 today to get started!