Those tall, skinny windows on either side of your front door are called sidelights. And while they can brighten up your entryway, give you a great view onto your front porch, and frame your facade beautifully, it’s not a good idea to leave them bare.
What is a good idea is to choose plantation shutters for your New Brunswick home’s sidelight windows.
Shutters Pair Best With Sidelights
No window covering works better for sidelight windows than plantation shutters. These are just some of the benefits they’ll give your entryway.
Shutters Protect Your Privacy
If a door to door salesman or stranger is knocking on your door, the last thing you want them to be able to do is peer through a thin curtain or between the slats of your blinds. With sidelight shutters, you can totally block the view of anyone from outside, keeping your privacy intact. Just tilt the louvers and your home is private!
Shutters Make Your Home More Comfortable
At least one member of your family probably forgets to shut the front door all the way, making your HVAC system 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 they’re up to 1600% more energy-efficient than typical blinds!
Shutters Are Resilient & Better For Family Homes
If you have pets or children in your home, they probably look out of the sidelights when they see you get home. Flimsy blinds can easily get mangled by a curious pet, and you probably don’t want your curtains pulled to the side so your window can get covered in handprints from the kids. Sidelight shutters can avoid all of these issues, since they’re strong enough to handle even the rowdiest little ones, and everyone can look through them without ever touching the window pane.
Shutters Are Easier To Coordinate Sizes
Sidelights are all unique. Some are shorter than the door, others are the same height as the door, and some aren’t even rectangular. So shopping for a set of blinds, shades, or drapes that perfectly matches the size and shape of your windows could be a pain. But plantation shutters are custom made for your windows, which promises a perfect fit without the hassle.
Shutters Look Better In Your Foyer
Almost nothing makes a better impression in your entryway 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 handcrafted, classic style of shutters in your foyer. Though some window coverings might look gaudy or cheap, shutters guarantee timeless style.
Shutters Work With All Foyer Windows
Curtains and shades both require a minimum amount of room to put in. If your foyer is narrow or you don’t have a certain amount of space on either side of your window, it might be impossible to put anything up. But shutters can go on any window, no matter what.
Shutters Won’t Move Unless You Move Them
When your door opens or shuts, it creates a vacuum effect that might make your blinds or shades rattle, sway or even get snagged in the door jamb. Shutters stay still unless you move them, unlike flimsy window treatments.
Sidelight Shutter FAQs
What types of shutters can be installed on sidelights?
Can shutters go over the glass pane in my door?
They sure can. If there’s a window cutout on your front door, we can install a custom shutter frame on it.
Do sidelight shutters have to have a tilt rod?
Not in all cases. We offer plantation shutters with a “hidden tilt rod,” so all you’ll be able to see are those smart louvers whether they’re open or closed.
Can shutters color match with my door?
Yes! We build shutters in a variety of paint colors and wood stains, and we can color match just about any kind of door.
Find Shutters For Your New Brunswick Sidelights
To see how much of a difference sidelight shutters can make in your New Brunswick home, you don’t even have to walk out the door. Set up a free in-home consultation with Sunburst Shutters New Brunswick, and we’ll send an expert to your door with all your window treatment options for your home. Fill out the form below or call 732-301-6168 today to get started!