Tampa Front Door & Sidelight Shutters Those tall, skinny windows on the sides of your front door are known as sidelights. And though they can let light into your entryway, let you see outside onto your front porch, and frame your facade beautifully, it’s not a fantastic idea to leave them uncovered. What is a fantastic idea is to install plantation shutters on your Tampa sidelights. Shutters Make Sense for Sidelights No window treatment pairs as well with sidelights than plantation shutters. Just take a look at the perks waiting for your front door. Shutters Offer More Privacy If a salesperson or stranger is ringing your doorbell, 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 out the view from outside, keeping your privacy intact. All it takes is a simple tilt of the louvers and your home is yours again! 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 AC or heater work overtime. But you might forget exactly how much heat 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 Long Lasting & Better for Families If you live with pets or children, they probably look out of the sidelights when they [see|hear]57] you get home. Mini blinds can easily be torn through by a curious pet, and you probably don’t want your curtains 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 little ones, and the kids can look all they want without having to touch the window pane. Shutters Are Easier to Size Sidelights are all different. Some are shorter than the door, some are the same size as the door, and some may not even be the same shape. So shopping for a set of shades or drapes that perfectly fits the height of your windows can be a chore. But plantation shutters are custom-built for your windows, guaranteeing you a perfect fit without the headache. Shutters Look Better In Your Foyer Almost nothing makes a better impression in your foyer than matching your sidelights to your door. With a variety of colors available, we can easily color match to your door style. And nothing compares to the handcrafted, timeless style of shutters in your entryway. While some window treatments can look gaudy or cheap, shutters guarantee timeless fashion. Shutters Work With All Entryway Windows Blinds, shades, and drapes all need a certain amount of space to install. If your front entryway is cramped or you don’t have much space to the side of your window, you might not be able to put anything up. But shutters can go on any window, no matter what. Shutters Don’t Move Unless You Want Them To When your door opens, it creates a vacuum that may cause shades and blinds to rattle, sway or even get caught in the door itself. Shutters stay put at all times, since they’re attached to the window frame. Frequently Asked Questions about Sidelight ShuttersWhat kind of shutters can be installed on sidelights?Our Polywood shutters, Ovation real wood shutters, reclaimed wood shutters, and Studio Shutters can all be built for sidelights. Can shutters go over the glass cutout in my door? They sure can. If there’s a window cutout on your entryway door, we can install a custom shutter frame around it. Do entryway shutters have to have a tilt rod? Not in all cases. Sunburst builds plantation shutters with a “hidden tilt rod,” which means all you’ll be able to see are those smart louvers whether they’re open or closed. Can your shutters match the color of my door? Sure! We offer shutters in a variety of colors and wood stains, and we can approximate just about any style of door you might have. Find Shutters for Your Tampa Sidelights To see how much of a difference sidelight shutters can make in your Tampa home, you don’t even have to walk out the door. Set up a free in-home consultation with Sunburst Shutters Tampa, and we’ll send an expert to your door with all your window treatment options for your foyer. Use the form below or call 813-580-7288 today to get started!