Your Window Treatment For Entry Door Sidelights: Sidelight Shutters in Gainesville We commonly are asked at the end of the consultation, as we’re leaving their house: “What can you do with these small, narrow windows on each side of my front door?” And our answer? “Let’s put in sidelight shutters!" Floridians were bored with the rod-pocket sheers over the sidelight window, closing off the light and the view. Isn’t the view and light the exact reason for sidelight windows in the first place? On top of that, those drapes can go through everyday wear and tear, with pets, kids, and guests coming in and out of the door every day. Even if they have hold-downs attached to the bottom, blinds sooner or later bang and rattle as the wind catches them when the door swings open. The best solution isn’t to block your sidelight windows. It’s to complement them with beautiful interior sidelight shutters in Gainesville. 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? We begin by measuring the dimensions of the windows. Then, we record the place where the door frame meets the glass. We can craft the shutter frames to cover just the glass – or the frame can go over the entire section with a large rail at the top/bottom to mask the wooden panel to the side of the door. With most entry doors, the panels can swing open and go back against the wall alongside the door. This lets you have both a complete unobstructed view to enjoy if the panels are opened and complete privacy when they’re shut. With our one-of-a-kind Polywood® shutters, we can design your shutters with a seamless look on your entry doors. A larger rail at the bottom will block the wall space the shutter is in front of. That way, the shutter louvers can start up in the glass – instead of covering the space underneath. We can set up Polywood shutters on wood, fiberglass, or steel doors. Don’t worry, because we’ll advise you in deciding on the louver size, the frame style, the paint and stain colors, and other options. Then, when we go to our shop, we’ll order your hand-built plantation shutters with the proper allowance for the louvers to operate smoothly – and a look that positively enhances your entry door. Call 813-602-5966 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation today for sidelight shutters in Gainesville!