The New Window Treatment For Entry Door Sidelights: Sidelight Shutters in San Diego We frequently get this question when the consultation is over, as we’re stepping out the door: “Can you put anything on these small windows by my front door?” And our answer? “We can install sidelight shutters!" People were bored with the small metal drapery rod installed on the top and bottom of a sidelight window, with a set of rod-pocket sheers in between, blocking the view and the light. Letting in light is the reason people have sidelight windows. In addition, those coverings can be subject to everyday wear and tear, with kids, pets, and guests strolling in and out of your door on a daily basis. Despite hold-downs attached to the bottom, blinds eventually rattle and bang as the wind gusts when the door is opened and closed. Your home’s best alternative isn’t to hide your sidelight windows. It’s to complement them with charming interior sidelight shutters in San Diego. The best thing of all? Shutters stay nice and tight to the doorframe even when the panels are opened and closed. How Are Sidelight Shutters Installed? The first step is to measure the width and length of each window. Then, we note where the glass and door frame meet. We can build the shutter frames to cover just the glass – or the frame can go over the whole section by using a rail at the top and bottom to hide the panel next to the door door. With most entry doors, the panels will be able to open and go back against the wall alongside the door. This gives you the best of both worlds: a full unobstructed view when you open the panels and complete privacy when they’re closed. With our one-of-a-kind Polywood® shutters, we can craft your shutters to beautifully fit your entry doors. A larger rail along the bottom will mask the wall space that’s behind the shutter. That way, the shutter louvers can start up in the glass – instead of going over the space below. We can mount Polywood shutters on doors made of wood, steel, or fiberglass. Set your mind at ease, because we’ll guide you through picking the louver size, paint and stain colors, frame style, and other options. Then, when we return to our workshop, we’ll order your hand-fashioned plantation shutters with the proper room for the louvers to function effortlessly – and a look that genuinely highlights your entry door. Call 760-405-8887 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation today for sidelight shutters in San Diego!