Gainesville Front Door & Sidelight Shutters

Gainesville front door shutters


Those tall, skinny windows on the sides of your front door are known as sidelights. And though they can let light into your entryway, give you a great view onto your front porch, and frame your facade beautifully, it’s not a smart idea to leave them uncovered.

What is a smart idea is to choose plantation shutters for your Gainesville home’s sidelights.

Shutters Make Sense for Entry Door Sidelights

No window covering pairs as well with sidelight windows than plantation shutters. Just take a look at the benefits waiting for your entryway.

Shutters Protect Your Privacy

If a salesperson or stranger is ringing your doorbell, the last thing you want them to be able to do is peer through a thin drape or between the slats of your blinds. With shutters in your sidelights, you can completely block your interior from prying eyes, keeping your privacy intact. All it takes is a simple tilt of the louvers and your privacy is preserved!

Gainesville front door shutters 

Shutters Make Your Home More Comfortable

Many families have that one person who leaves the door open from time to time, making your HVAC system work harder. But you might forget exactly how much heat can come through your windows. Polywood® plantation shutters are the highest rated window treatments for energy efficiency – and they’re up to 1600% more energy efficient than typical blinds! 

Shutters Are Sturdier & Better for Family Homes

If you have kids or pets in your home, you can expect them to look out of the sidelights when they [see|hear]57] someone comes home. Flimsy blinds can easily be destroyed by an excited pet, and you probably don’t want your curtains pulled to the side so your window can get plastered with handprints from the little ones. Plantation shutters on your sidelights can avoid all of these issues, since they’re strong enough to handle even the rowdiest use, and everyone can look through them without having to touch the glass.

Gainesville foyer door with shutters 

Shutters Are Easier to

All sidelights are unique. Some are shorter than the door, others are the same size as the door, and some aren’t even the same shape. So getting a set of drapes or blinds that exactly fits the height of your windows might not be easy. Plantation shutters on the other hand are custom made to your exact specifications, guaranteeing you a perfect fit with zero hassle.

Shutters Look Better In Your Foyer

Almost nothing makes a better impression in your entryway than coordinating your sidelights with your door. With a great selection of colors and styles available, we can easily color match to your door. And there’s just something special about the handcrafted, classic style of shutters in your entryway. Though some window coverings may look chintzy or cheap, shutters guarantee timeless fashion.

Gainesville patio door with sidelight shutters 

Shutters Can Go On Any Foyer Windows

Blinds, shades, and drapes all need a certain amount of space to put in. If your entryway is cramped or you don’t have a certain amount of space on either side of your sidelights, it might be impossible to hang anything up. But shutters can go on any window, guaranteed.

Shutters Don’t Move Unless You Want Them To

When your door opens or closes, it creates a vacuum effect that may make your blinds or shades rattle, sway or even get caught in the door itself. Shutters stay exactly where they’re supposed to: on your window at all times.

Sidelight Shutter FAQs

What kind of shutters can be installed on sidelights?
Our Polywood shutters, Ovation natural wood shutters, reclaimed wood shutters, and Studio Shutters can all fit sidelights. 

Can shutters be installed on the glass pane in my door?

Absolutely. If there’s a window cutout on your actual door, we can install a custom shutter frame around it.


Do sidelight shutters have to have a tilt rod?

Not in all cases. We offer plantation shutters with a “hidden tilt rod,” which means all you’ll be able to see are those smart louvers whether they’re open or closed.


Can shutters color match with my door?

Absolutely! We build shutters in a variety of colors and wood stains, and we can match just about any kind of door.


Find Shutters for Your Gainesville Sidelights

To see how much of a difference sidelight shutters can make in your Gainesville home, you don’t even have to walk out the door. Get your free in-home consultation with Sunburst Shutters Gainesville, and we’ll come to you with all your options for window treatments for your space. Use the form below or call 813-602-5966 today to get started!