St. George Front Door & Sidelight Shutters

St. George front door shutters


The long, thin windows on the sides of your entry door are called sidelights. And though they can let light into your foyer, give you a great view onto your front porch, and frame your entrance beautifully, it’s not a good idea to leave them uncovered.

What is a good idea is to install plantation shutters on your St. George home’s sidelight windows.

Shutters Pair Best with Entry Door Sidelights

No window covering works better for sidelights than plantation shutters. These are just some of the benefits waiting for your home.

Shutters Offer More Privacy

If a solicitor or stranger is knocking on your door, you probably don’t want them to be able to peer through a thin curtain or between the slats of your blinds. With sidelight shutters, you can completely block out the view from outside, keeping your privacy intact. Just tilt the louvers and your privacy is preserved!

St. George front door shutters 

Shutters Make Your Home More Comfortable

Many families have that one person who forgets to shut the front door all the way, making your HVAC system work harder. But you might not think as much about the heat that is lost or gained 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 Sturdier & Better for Families

If you live with pets or children, they probably look out of the sidelights if they [see|hear]57] someone comes home. A set of blinds can easily be torn through by a curious pet, and you probably don’t want your drape pushed to the side so your window can get covered in handprints from the kids. Plantation shutters on your sidelights can avoid all of these problems, since they’re sturdy enough to handle even the rowdiest little ones, and everyone can look all they want without having to touch the window pane.

St. George foyer door with shutters 

Shutters Are Easier to

All sidelights are different. Some are smaller than the door, others are the same size as the door, and some aren’t even rectangular. So shopping for a set of blinds or curtains that perfectly fits the height of your windows might not be easy. Plantation shutters on the other hand are custom-built to your exact specifications, guaranteeing you a perfect fit without the headache.

Shutters Look Better In Your Entryway

Nothing makes a better impression in your foyer than matching your sidelights to your door. With a great selection of colors available, we can perfectly color match to your door style. And nothing compares to the expertly crafted, timeless style of shutters in your front door. Though some window coverings might look chintzy or cheap, shutters guarantee timeless style.

St. George patio door with sidelight shutters 

Shutters Can Go On All Entryway Windows

Drapes and shades both require a minimum amount of room to put in. If your foyer is cramped or you don’t have enough space on either side of your window, it may not be possible to hang anything up. But shutters can go on any window, guaranteed.

Shutters Won’t Move Unless You Move Them

When your door opens or closes, it creates a vacuum that may make your blinds or shades rattle, sway or even get caught in the door frame. Shutters stay still unless you move them, unlike flimsy window treatments.

Common Questions About Sidelight Shutters

What types of shutters can be installed on sidelights?
Sunburst's Polywood shutters, Ovation wood shutters, reclaimed wood shutters, and Studio Shutters can all fit sidelights. 

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

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


Do entryway shutters have to have a tilt rod?

Not in all cases. Sunburst builds 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 shut.


Can you color match sidelight shutters to my door?

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


Find Shutters for Your St. George Sidelights

To get a closer look at the difference sidelight shutters can make in your St. George home, you don’t even have to walk out the door. Get your free in-home consultation with Sunburst Shutters St. George, and we’ll come to you with all your options for window treatments for your home. Use the form below or call 435-485-9332 today to get started!