Raleigh Front Door & Sidelight Shutters

Raleigh sidelight shutters


Those long, skinny windows on either side of your entry door are called sidelights. And while they can brighten up your entryway, give you a great view onto your front porch, and frame your facade beautifully, it’s not a fantastic idea to leave them bare.

What is a fantastic idea is to choose plantation shutters for your Raleigh home’s sidelight windows.

Shutters Pair Best with Sidelights

No window treatment pairs as well with sidelight windows than plantation shutters. These are just some of the benefits they offer your entryway.

Shutters Offer More Privacy

If a solicitor or stranger is knocking on your door, you probably don’t want them to be able to look through a thin curtain or between your blinds. With sidelight shutters, you can totally block your interior from prying eyes, keeping your privacy intact. All it takes is a simple tilt of the louvers and your home is private!

Raleigh front door shutters 

Shutters Keep Your Home Comfortable

You might have a family member who leaves the door open from time to time, making your AC or heater work overtime. But you might forget exactly how much heat can come through your windows. Polywood® plantation shutters are the industry’s most energy-efficient window treatment – and are several times more effective than typical wood or vinyl shutters! 

Shutters Are Resilient & Better for Family Homes

If you live with pets or children, they probably look out of the sidelights when they [see|hear]57] a car pull in the driveway. Flimsy blinds can easily be torn through by an excited pet, and of course you don’t want your curtains pushed to the side so your window can get covered in fingerprints from the little ones. Sidelight shutters can avoid all of these problems, since they’re sturdy enough to withstand even the rowdiest use, and the kids can look through them without having to touch the window pane.

Raleigh foyer door with shutters 

Shutters Are Easier to Coordinate Sizes

All sidelights are different. Some are smaller than the door, others are the same height as the door, and some aren’t even the same shape. So finding a set of blinds or drapes that perfectly matches the height of your windows can be a chore. Plantation shutters on the other hand are custom-built to your exact needs, 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 styles available, we can perfectly color match to your door. And there’s just something special about the handcrafted, classic style of shutters in your foyer. Whereas some window treatments can look gaudy or cheap, shutters guarantee timeless fashion.

Raleigh patio door with sidelight shutters 

Shutters Can Go On All Foyer Windows

Blinds, shades, and drapes all need a certain amount of room to install. If your front entryway is cramped or you don’t have much space to the side of your window, it might be impossible to hang anything up. But shutters can go on any window, no exceptions.

Shutters Won’t Move Unless You Move Them

When your door opens or shuts, it creates a vacuum that can cause shades and blinds to rattle, sway or even get snagged in the door frame. Shutters stay exactly where they’re supposed to: on your window at all times.

Common Questions About Sidelight Shutters

What 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 fit sidelights. 

Can shutters go over the glass pane in my door?

Absolutely. If there’s a window cutout on your entryway door, we can put a custom shutter frame on it.


Do sidelight shutters have to have a tilt rod?

Not in all cases. Sunburst builds plantation shutters with a “hidden tilt rod,” so the only things that are visible those classic louvers whether they’re open or shut.


Can you color match sidelight shutters to my door?

Sure! We build shutters in a wide array of colors and wood stains, and we can approximate just about any kind of door.


Find Shutters for Your Raleigh Sidelights

To get a closer look at the difference sidelight shutters can make in your Raleigh home, you don’t even have to leave your home. Schedule a free in-home consultation with Sunburst Shutters Raleigh, and we’ll send an expert to your door with all your window treatment options for your foyer. Use the form below or call 919-887-9198 today to get started!