The long, skinny windows on the sides of your entry door are known as sidelights. And while they can let light into your foyer, let you see outside 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 install plantation shutters on your Las Vegas home’s sidelight windows.
Shutters Pair Best With Sidelights
No window covering works better for sidelight windows than plantation shutters. Just take a look at the perks they’ll give your entryway.
Shutters Give You 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 drape or between your blinds. With sidelight shutters, you can completely block out the view from outside, keeping your privacy intact. Simply adjust the louvers and your home is yours again!
Shutters Keep Your Home Comfortable
At least one member of your family probably leaves the door open from time to time, 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 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 Families
If you live with pets or children, you can expect them to look out of the sidelights if they see a car pull in the driveway. A set of blinds can easily be destroyed by an excited pet, and you probably don’t want your shades pulled to the side so your window can get covered in handprints from the little ones. Sidelight shutters can avoid all of these problems, since they’re sturdy enough to withstand even the rowdiest use, and the kids can look all they want without having to touch the glass.
Shutters Are Easier To Get the Size You Need
Sidelights are all different. Some are shorter than the door, others are the same size as the door, and some may not even be rectangular. So shopping for a set of blinds or curtains that perfectly matches the length of your windows can be a chore. Plantation shutters on the other hand are custom-built to your exact specifications, guaranteeing you 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 seamlessly color match to your door style. And nothing compares to the handcrafted, timeless look of shutters in your foyer. Though some window coverings can look chintzy or cheap, shutters guarantee timeless style.
Shutters Can Go On Any Entryway Windows
Curtains and shades both need a certain amount of room to install. If your entryway is cramped or you don’t have a certain amount of space on either side of your sidelights, 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 or closes, it creates a vacuum that can make your blinds or shades rattle, sway or even get caught in the door itself. Shutters stay put at all times, since they’re attached to the window frame.
Sidelight Shutter FAQs
What kind of shutters can be installed on sidelights?
Can shutters go over the glass pane in my door?
Yes. If there’s a window cutout on your front door, we can put a custom shutter frame around it.
Do sidelight shutters have to have a tilt rod?
Not in all cases. Sunburst builds plantation shutters with a “hidden tilt rod,” so the only things that are visible those classic louvers whether they’re open or closed.
Can shutters color match with my door?
Yes! We build shutters in a wide array of colors and wood stains, and we can match just about any door style.
Find Shutters For Your Las Vegas Sidelights
To learn more about the difference sidelight shutters can make in your Las Vegas home, you don’t even have to leave your home. Get your free in-home consultation with Sunburst Shutters Las Vegas, and we’ll send an expert to your door with all your window treatment options for your foyer. Fill out the form below or call 702-850-6619 today to get started!