So Long Traditional Window Treatments For Entry Door Sidelights In Raleigh, NC!11/24/2015Blake Jarman Your entry door is a key design element of your Raleigh home - and one that guests take note of when they land on the doormat. Glass sidelights add to the beauty of the door. At the same time, they diminish your overall privacy. This is where window coverings are a perfect choice for the entry door’s sidelights. A number of Raleigh residents chose traditional window treatments for sidelights, including shades and blinds. Yet there’s a more contemporary alternative: entry door sidelight shutters. Blinds & Shades For Entry Door Sidelights Blinds and shades may be the first window treatments you think of as options for sidelights. They’re available in hardware stores in sizes close to those of your entry door sidelights. And you’re familiar with how to set them up and use them. However blinds and shades for sidelights come with a few considerations to keep in mind before purchasing them. First, they are known to sway whenever the door is opened and closed, when the wind rattles the bars against the glass. This creates annoying noise. A fix is to tie them down at the bottom. But this would possibly change the appearance and do little to reduce the noise. Second, shades and blinds offer privacy but are poor at temperature control. The fragile material fails to insulate against the hot or cold outdoor conditions. And third, shades and blinds don’t have the custom look that blows a guest away as they walk in through the front door. Plantation shutters do. Entry Door Sidelight Shutters In Raleigh, NC Plantation shutters are the contemporary window covering you’ve been searching for in Raleigh. Crafted from basswood or wood substitute, shutters for entry door sidelights are installed on the frame of the door while giving the louvers enough room to tilt. This way, opening and closing the front door does not create any noise. Closed entirely, plantation shutters give you total privacy and control over temperature. Simply adjust the louvers with a tilt rod to bring in more of the scenery and the sunshine. And with Polywood® plantation shutters, the louvers block 30° of temperature and lessen airflow by up to 45%. The elegance of plantation shutters for sidelights is more than energy savings. With a wide selection of frame styles, wood stains, louver sizes, and a paint matching program, you finally have the contemporary look you want. Our professionals help you in deciding on custom window shutters for your entry sidelights. And we’ll mount them to fit your sidelights seamlessly. Get Entry Door Sidelight Shutters For Your Raleigh Home Ready to say goodbye to old fashioned window treatments and say hello to shutters for entry door sidelights? And if you are looking for matching shutters for your French doors or patio door, we offer those also. Call 919-887-9198 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home design consultation today!