The Window Treatment For Entry Door Sidelights: Sidelight Shutters in San Jose We usually get this question at the end of the consultation, as we’re ready to leave: “How can I cover these narrow windows next to my door?” And our answer? “Let’s install sidelight shutters!" Californians were bored with the small metal drapery rod installed on the top and bottom of a sidelight window, with a set of rod-pocket sheers between, blocking the view and the light. Isn’t the view and light the very reason for sidelight windows in the first place? On top of that, those drapes can go through a lot of wear and tear, with guests, kids, and pets coming in and out of the door every day. Despite hold-downs on the bottom, blinds eventually rattle as the wind gusts when the door is opened and closed. Your home’s best option isn’t to block your sidelight windows. It’s to enhance them with beautiful interior sidelight shutters in San Jose. And the best part? Shutters remain tight to the doorframe even when the panels are opened and closed. How Are Sidelight Shutters Installed? First, we measure the dimensions of the windows. Then, we mark exactly where the glass and door frame meet. We can build the shutter frames to cover just the glass – or the frame can cover the entire section by adding a large rail to the top and bottom to mask the solid panel of the door door. With most entry doors, the panels can rotate and open and go back against the wall alongside the door. This lets you have the best of both worlds: a complete unobstructed view to enjoy when the panels are opened and the privacy you want when they’re closed. With our unique Polywood® shutters, we can build your shutters with a seamless look on your entry doors. A larger rail along the bottom will cover the wall space that’s behind the shutter. Because of this, the shutter louvers can start where the glass is – instead of going over the space below. We can install Polywood shutters on doors made of wood, steel, or fiberglass. Rest assured, we’ll guide you through deciding on the frame style, louver size, paint and stain colors, and other options. After we leave your home and we go back to our workshop, we’ll order your hand-built plantation shutters with the proper allowance for the louvers to operate smoothly – and a look that positively enhances your entry door. Call 408-831-3373 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation today for sidelight shutters in San Jose!