Goodbye Traditional Window Treatments For Entry Door Sidelights In Austin, TX!11/24/2015Tyler Jorgensen Your entry door is a key design element of your Austin home - and one that guests take note of as they’re knocking. The glass sidelights on either side contribute to the charm of the door. However, they take away from your overall privacy. This is where window fashions are a perfect choice for the entry door’s sidelights. Many Austinite dwellers went with classic window treatments for sidelights, such as blinds and shades. But there’s a more fashionable alternative: entry door sidelight shutters. Blinds & Shades For Entry Door Sidelights Blinds, shades, and other old fashioned window treatments may be the first window coverings that come to mind when you consider sidelights. They’re sold in home improvement stores in sizes that may not be an exact fit for your entry door sidelights. And you’re familiar with how to install them and open and close them. Remember that shades and blinds for sidelights come with a few issues you should consider before purchasing them. First, they’re likely to sway any time the door is open or shut, when the wind bangs the slats against the glass. This creates annoying noise. A fix is to tie them down at the bottom. But this would possibly change the look and may not reduce the noise. Second, shades and blinds offer privacy but aren’t suited for temperature control. The thin material is not effective at blocking the outside temperature - hot or cold. And third, neither shades nor blinds have the custom look that wows a guest as they enter through the entry door. Plantation shutters do. Entry Door Sidelight Shutters In Austin, TX Plantation shutters are the contemporary window treatment you’ve been searching for in Austin. Made from basswood or wood substitute, shutters for entry door sidelights are mounted on the door frame while giving the louvers enough room to tilt. This way, opening and shutting the front door does not result in any noise. When the louvers are closed all the way, plantation shutters give you complete temperature control and privacy. Simply adjust the louvers with a tilt rod to see more of the view and the light. And with Polywood® plantation shutters, the louvers insulate against 30° of temperature and reduce airflow by up to 45%. The charm of plantation shutters for sidelights is more than energy savings. With a collection of frame styles, wood stains, louver sizes, and a paint matching program, you finally get the modernized look you’ve been looking for. Our experts help you in selecting custom window shutters for your entry sidelights. And we’ll install them to fit your sidelights flawlessly. Say Hi To Entry Door Sidelight Shutters For Your Austin Home Ready to get rid of you old fashioned window treatments and say hello to shutters for entry door sidelights? And if you are interested in the same style of shutters for your patio door or French doors, we have those, too. Call 512-549-6077 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home design consultation today!