Colorado Springs Entryway & Sidelight Shutters

Colorado Springs foyer shutters


Those tall, skinny windows on either side of your entry door are called sidelights. And while 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 smart idea to leave them bare.

What is a smart idea is to install plantation shutters on your Colorado Springs home’s sidelight windows.

Shutters Make Sense for Sidelights

No window covering pairs as well with sidelights than plantation shutters. Just take a look at the perks they’ll give your front door.

Shutters Offer More Privacy

If a salesperson or stranger is ringing your doorbell, the last thing you want them to be able to do is look through a thin curtain or between the slats of your blinds. With sidelight shutters, you can totally block out the view from outside, keeping your privacy intact. All it takes is a simple tilt of the louvers and your home is yours again!

Colorado Springs front door shutters 

Shutters Make Your Home More Comfortable

You might have a family member who forgets to shut the front door all the way, 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 are several times more effective than typical wood or vinyl shutters! 

Shutters Are Resilient & Better for Families

If you live with pets or children, you can expect them to look out of the sidelights if they [see|hear]57] you get home. Flimsy blinds can easily be destroyed by a curious pet, and of course you don’t want your shades pulled to the side so your window can get plastered with fingerprints from the kids. Sidelight shutters don’t need to worry about those problems, since they’re strong enough to withstand even the rowdiest use, and the kids can look all they want without ever touching the window pane.

Colorado Springs foyer door with shutters 

Shutters Are Easier to Get the Size You Need

Sidelights are all unique. Some are shorter than the door, some are the same height as the door, and some aren’t even rectangular. So shopping for a set of drapes or blinds that perfectly fits the height of your windows can be a chore. Plantation shutters on the other hand are custom made for your windows, which promises a perfect fit without the headache.

Shutters Look Better In Your Foyer

Almost nothing makes a better impression in your entryway than matching your sidelights to your door. With a variety of styles available, we can perfectly color match to your door style. And there’s just something special about the expertly crafted, classic look of shutters in your foyer. While some window coverings can look gaudy or cheap, shutters are a sure bet for timeless fashion.

Colorado Springs patio door with sidelight shutters 

Shutters Can Go On All Entryway Windows

Drapes and shades both need a certain amount of space to put in. If your entryway is cramped or you don’t have a certain amount of space to the side of your window, it may not be possible to put anything up. But shutters can go on any window, no exceptions.

Shutters Won’t Move Unless You Move Them

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 frame. Shutters stay put at all times, since they’re attached to the window frame.

Frequently Asked Questions about Sidelight Shutters

What types of shutters can be installed on sidelights?
Sunburst's Polywood faux wood shutters, Ovation real wood shutters, reclaimed wood shutters, and Studio Shutters are all offered for sidelights. 

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

They sure can. If you have a window cutout on your front door, we can install a custom shutter frame on it.


Do sidelight shutters have to have a tilt rod?

Not necessarily. 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 you color match sidelight shutters to my door?

Sure! We make shutters in a variety of paint colors and wood stains, and we can approximate just about any style of door you might have.


Find Shutters for Your Colorado Springs Sidelights

To see how much of a difference sidelight shutters can make in your Colorado Springs home, you don’t even have to leave your home. Get your free in-home consultation with Sunburst Shutters Colorado Springs, and we’ll come to you with all your window treatment options for your space. Fill out the form below or call 303-625-6431 today to get started!