The Window Treatment For Entry Door Sidelights: Sidelight Shutters in Southern California We frequently have customers ask us after the consultation, as we’re leaving their house: “Can you put anything on these small windows by my front door?” And we say, “We can install sidelight shutters!" Californians were bored with the small metal drapery rod put on the top and bottom of a sidelight window, with a set of rod-pocket sheers pulled tight, covering up the view and the light. Sidelight windows were built for streaming in light. So why would you block it? In addition, those curtains can suffer a lot of wear and tear, with kids, pets, and guests strolling in and out of your entry door every day. Even with hold-downs along the bottom, blinds eventually rattle and bang as the wind breezes by when the door opens and closes. Your best solution isn’t to hide your sidelight windows. It’s to complement them with beautiful interior sidelight shutters in Southern California. And best of all? Shutters are still tight to the doorframe even when the panels are opened and closed. How Are Sidelight Shutters Installed? We start by measuring the width and length of each window. We note exactly where the glass meets the door frame. We can craft the shutter frames to cover just the glass – or we can cover the entire section by adding a large rail to the top and bottom to hide the solid panel of the door door. With most entry doors, the panels are able to rotate and open and go back against the wall alongside the door. This provides you with both a complete unobstructed view if the panels are opened and complete privacy when they’re shut. With our unique Polywood® shutters, we can build your shutters to enhance your entry doors. Along the bottom is a larger rail that will cover the wall space that’s behind the shutter. Because of this, the shutter louvers can start where the glass is – instead of covering the space below. We can install Polywood shutters on doors made of wood, steel, or fiberglass. Set your mind at ease, because we’ll advise you in picking the louver size, the frame style, the paint and stain colors, and other options. Then, when we go back to our store, we’ll order your hand-built plantation shutters with the proper allowance for the louvers to function easily – and a look that positively enhances your entry door. Call 888-611-2474 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation today for sidelight shutters in Southern California!