Oklahoma City Entryway & Sidelight Shutters The tall, thin windows on the sides of your front door are called sidelights. And though they can brighten up your entryway, let you see outside onto your front porch, and frame your entrance beautifully, it’s not a fantastic idea to leave them bare. What is a fantastic idea is to choose plantation shutters for your Oklahoma City home’s sidelights. Shutters Pair Best with Sidelights No window covering works better for sidelight windows than plantation shutters. Just take a look at the benefits they offer your front door. Shutters Protect Your Privacy If a solicitor or stranger is ringing your doorbell, the last thing you want them to be able to do is peer through a thin drape or between your blinds. With sidelight shutters, you can totally block out the view from outside, keeping your privacy intact. Just tilt the louvers and your privacy is preserved! 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 is lost or gained through your windows. Polywood® plantation shutters are the most energy efficient window covering you can buy – 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 if they [see|hear]57] someone comes home. Flimsy blinds can easily get mangled by a curious pet, and you probably don’t want your shades pulled to the side so your window can get covered in fingerprints from the little ones. Plantation shutters on your sidelights don’t need to worry about those problems, since they’re solid enough to handle even the rowdiest use, and the kids can look all they want without ever touching the window pane. Shutters Are Easier to Size Out Sidelights are all different. Some are shorter than the door, others are the same size as the door, and some may not even be the same shape. So shopping for a set of blinds or drapes that perfectly fits 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 Front Door Few things make a better impression in your foyer than matching your sidelights to your door. With a great selection of colors and styles available, we can easily color match to your door style. And there’s just something special about the handcrafted, classic look of shutters in your entryway. Though some window coverings may look chintzy or cheap, shutters are a sure bet for timeless fashion. Shutters Work With Any Foyer Windows Blinds, shades, and drapes all require a minimum amount of space to put in. If your foyer is cramped or you don’t have enough space to the side of your sidelights, you might not be able to put anything up. But shutters can go on any window, no exceptions. Shutters Won’t Move Unless You Move Them When your door opens, it creates a vacuum effect that may cause shades and blinds to rattle, sway or even get snagged in the door itself. Shutters stay still unless you move them, unlike flimsy window treatments. Common Questions About Sidelight ShuttersWhat types of shutters can be installed on sidelights? Sunburst's Polywood faux wood shutters, Ovation wood shutters, reclaimed wood shutters, and Studio Shutters can all be built for sidelights. Can shutters go over the glass cutout in my door? Absolutely. If you have a window cutout on your front door, we can install a custom shutter frame on it. Do my shutters have to have a tilt rod? Not in all cases. 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 your shutters match the color of my door? Yes! We offer shutters in a variety of colors and wood stains, and we can color match just about any style of door you might have. Find Shutters for Your Oklahoma City Sidelights To see how much of a difference sidelight shutters can make in your Oklahoma City home, you don’t even have to walk out the door. Set up a free in-home consultation with Sunburst Shutters Oklahoma City, and we’ll send an expert to your door with all your options for window treatments for your foyer. Use the form below or call 405-300-4664 today to get started!