San Jose Front Door & Sidelight Shutters

San Jose front door shutters


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 waiting for your front door.

Shutters Protect Your 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 your blinds. With shutters in your sidelights, you can totally block your interior from prying eyes, keeping your privacy intact. Just tilt the louvers and your home is private!

San Jose front door shutters 

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 highest rated window treatments for energy efficiency – and can block more than half of all energy transfer through your windows! 

Shutters Are Resilient & Better for Family Homes

If you live with pets or children, they probably look out of the sidelights if they [see|hear]57] 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 the kids can look through them without having to touch the window pane.

San Jose foyer door with shutters 

Shutters Are Easier to Get the Size You Need

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 getting 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 headache.

Shutters Look Better In Your Front Door

Few things make 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. Whereas some window treatments might look gaudy or cheap, shutters guarantee timeless style.

San Jose patio door with sidelight shutters 

Shutters Work With Any Entryway Windows

Blinds and shades both require a minimum amount of space to hang. If your entryway is narrow or you don’t have much 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 may 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?
Sunburst's Polywood shutters, Ovation natural wood shutters, reclaimed wood shutters, and Studio Shutters can all fit 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 you color match sidelight shutters to my door?

Sure! We make shutters in a variety of colors and wood stains, and we can color match just about any door style.


Find Shutters for Your San Jose Sidelights

To learn more about the difference sidelight shutters can make in your San Jose home, you don’t even have to walk out the door. Set up a 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!