Philadelphia Front Door & Sidelight Shutters Those tall, skinny windows on either side of your entry door are called sidelights. And though they can let light into your foyer, give you a great view onto your front porch, and frame your entrance beautifully, it’s not a great idea to leave them bare. What is a great idea is to install plantation shutters on your Philadelphia sidelights. Shutters Make Sense for Front Door Sidelights No window treatment works better for sidelight windows than plantation shutters. These are just some of the benefits they offer your home. 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 your blinds. With shutters in your sidelights, you can completely block the view of anyone from outside, keeping your privacy intact. Just tilt the louvers and your home is yours again! Shutters Make Your Home More 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 is lost or gained 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 Sturdier & Better for Family Homes If you live with pets or children, you can expect them to look out of the sidelights when they [see|hear]57] you get home. A set of blinds can easily get mangled by an excited pet, and you probably don’t want your drape pushed to the side so your window can get plastered with fingerprints from the kids. Plantation shutters on your sidelights don’t need to worry about those problems, since they’re strong enough to handle even the rowdiest use, and everyone can look through them without ever touching the window pane. Shutters Are Easier to All sidelights are different. Some are shorter than the door, some are the same size as the door, and some aren’t even rectangular. So finding a set of shades or drapes that exactly fits the size and shape of your windows could be a pain. Plantation shutters on the other hand are custom made to your exact specifications, guaranteeing you a perfect fit without the hassle. Shutters Look Better In Your Front Door Nothing makes a better impression in your foyer than matching your sidelights to your door. With a variety of colors available, we can perfectly color match to your door. And nothing compares to the handcrafted, classic style of shutters in your entryway. While some window coverings can look gaudy or cheap, shutters are a sure bet for timeless style. Shutters Can Go On All Entryway Windows Curtains and shades both need a certain amount of room to put in. If your entryway is cramped or you don’t have much space to the side of your window, it might be impossible to put anything up. But shutters can go on any window, no exceptions. Shutters Don’t Move Unless You Want Them To When your door opens or shuts, it creates a vacuum that may make your blinds or shades rattle, sway or even get snagged in the door jamb. Shutters stay exactly where they’re supposed to: on your window at all times. Common Questions About Sidelight ShuttersWhat types of shutters can be installed on sidelights? Our Polywood faux wood shutters, Ovation real wood shutters, reclaimed wood shutters, and Studio Shutters are all offered for sidelights. Can shutters be installed on the glass cutout in my door? Yes. If you have a window cutout on your front door, we can install a custom shutter frame around it. Do my shutters have to have a tilt rod? Not necessarily. Sunburst builds 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? Sure! We offer shutters in a variety of colors and wood stains, and we can color match just about any kind of door. Find Shutters for Your Philadelphia Sidelights To learn more about the difference sidelight shutters can make in your Philadelphia home, you don’t even have to leave your home. Get your free in-home consultation with Sunburst Shutters Philadelphia, 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 215-874-4897 today to get started!