Those long, thin 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 home beautifully, it’s not a great idea to leave them bare.
What is a great idea is to install plantation shutters on your San Antonio sidelight windows.
Shutters Pair Best With Entry Door Sidelights
No window covering works better for sidelight windows than plantation shutters. Just take a look at the perks waiting for your entryway.
Shutters Offer More Privacy
If a salesperson or stranger is at your front door, you probably don’t want them to be able to look through a thin drape or between the slats of your blinds. With sidelight shutters, you can completely block out the view from outside, 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
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 is lost or gained through your windows. Polywood® plantation shutters are the highest rated window treatments for energy efficiency – and they’re up to 1600% more energy-efficient than typical blinds!
Shutters Are Long Lasting & Better For Family Homes
If you live with pets or children, they probably look out of the sidelights when they see a car pull in the driveway. Flimsy blinds can easily be torn through 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. Sidelight shutters can avoid all of these issues, since they’re strong enough to withstand even the rowdiest little ones, and your family can look all they want without ever touching the glass.
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 the same shape. So shopping for a set of blinds or curtains that exactly fits the dimensions of your windows could be a pain. 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
Nothing makes a better impression in your foyer than matching your sidelights to your door. With a wide array of styles available, we can seamlessly color match to your door. And there’s just something special about the expertly crafted, timeless look of shutters in your front door. Though some window coverings might look chintzy or cheap, shutters are a sure bet for timeless style.
Shutters Can Go On All Entryway Windows
Blinds and shades both require a minimum amount of room to install. If your entryway is narrow or you don’t have much space on either side of your window, it might be impossible to put anything up. But shutters can go on any window, guaranteed.
Shutters Won’t Move Unless You Want Them To
When your door opens, it creates a vacuum effect that might make your blinds or shades rattle, sway or even get snagged in the door frame. Shutters stay still unless you move them, unlike flimsy window treatments.
Sidelight Shutter FAQs
What kind of shutters can be installed on sidelights?
Can shutters go over the glass cutout in my door?
Yes. If there’s a window cutout on your front 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 smart louvers whether they’re open or shut.
Can your shutters match the color of my door?
Yes! We offer shutters in a variety of colors and wood stains, and we can match just about any door style.
Find Shutters For Your San Antonio Sidelights
To see how much of a difference sidelight shutters can make in your San Antonio home, you don’t even have to walk out the door. Schedule a free in-home consultation with Sunburst Shutters San Antonio, and we’ll come to you with all your window treatment options for your home. Fill out the form below or call 210-876-0377 today to get started!