The tall, thin windows on the sides of your front door are known as sidelights. And though they can brighten up your foyer, let you see outside onto your front porch, and frame your facade beautifully, it’s not a smart idea to leave them uncovered.
What is a smart idea is to choose plantation shutters for your San Jose sidelights.
Shutters Make Sense For Entry Door Sidelights
No window covering pairs as well with sidelight windows than plantation shutters. Just take a look at the benefits they offer your front door.
Shutters Protect Your Privacy
If a salesperson or stranger is ringing your doorbell, you probably don’t want them to be able to look through a thin drape or between your blinds. With shutters in your sidelights, you can totally block out the view from outside, keeping your privacy intact. All it takes is a simple tilt of the louvers and your home is private!
Shutters Keep Your Home Comfortable
Many families have that one person who forgets to shut the front door all the way, making your AC or heater work overtime. 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 they’re up to 1600% more energy-efficient than typical blinds!
Shutters Are Sturdier & Better For Family Homes
If you have kids or pets in your home, they probably look out of the sidelights if they hear someone comes home. A set of blinds can easily be destroyed 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 kids. Plantation shutters on your sidelights don’t need to worry about those problems, since they’re sturdy enough to handle even the rowdiest little ones, and everyone can look through them without having to touch the window pane.
Shutters Are Easier To Coordinate Sizes
Sidelights are all unique. Some are a fraction of the size of the door, some are the same size as the door, and some aren’t even the same shape. So finding a set of drapes or blinds that perfectly matches the length of your windows can be a chore. But plantation shutters are custom made to your exact needs, guaranteeing you a perfect fit without the hassle.
Shutters Look Better In Your Entryway
Nothing makes a better impression in your foyer than matching your sidelights to your door. With a wide array of colors and styles available, we can seamlessly color match to your door. And nothing compares to the expertly crafted, timeless look of shutters in your foyer. Though some window treatments might look gaudy or cheap, shutters guarantee timeless style.
Shutters Work With Any Entryway Windows
Blinds and shades both require a minimum amount of space to hang. If your foyer is narrow or you don’t have enough space on either side of your window, you might not be able to hang anything up. But shutters can go on any window, no exceptions.
Shutters Won’t Move Unless You Want Them To
When your door opens or shuts, it creates a vacuum effect that might make your blinds or shades rattle, sway or even get caught in the door frame. Shutters stay exactly where they’re supposed to: on your window at all times.
Common Questions About Sidelight Shutters
What kind of shutters can be installed on sidelights?
Can shutters go over the glass cutout in my door?
Absolutely. If there’s a window cutout on your actual door, we can put a custom shutter frame on it.
Do sidelight shutters have to have a tilt rod?
Not necessarily. We offer plantation shutters with a “hidden tilt rod,” so the only things that are visible those stunning louvers whether they’re open or shut.
Can shutters color match with my door?
Sure! We make shutters in a variety of colors and wood stains, and we can match just about any style of door you might have.
Find Shutters For Your San Jose Sidelights
To see how much of a difference sidelight shutters can make in your San Jose home, you don’t even have to walk out the door. Get your free in-home consultation with Sunburst Shutters San Jose, and we’ll send an expert to your door with all your options for window treatments for your space. Fill out the form below or call 916-542-1305 today to get started!