Hartford Front Door & Sidelight Shutters

Hartford front door shutters


Those tall, thin windows on either side of your entry door are called sidelights. And while they can let light into your entryway, give you a great view onto your front porch, and frame your home beautifully, it’s not a good idea to leave them uncovered.

What is a good idea is to choose plantation shutters for your Hartford sidelights.

Shutters Pair Best with Front Door Sidelights

No window treatment pairs as well with sidelights than plantation shutters. Just take a look at the perks they offer your entryway.

Shutters Offer More Privacy

If a salesperson or stranger is at your front door, the last thing you want them to be able to do is peer through a thin curtain or between your blinds. With sidelight shutters, you can totally block the view of anyone from outside, keeping your privacy intact. Simply adjust the louvers and your home is yours again!

Hartford front door shutters 

Shutters Keep Your Home Comfortable

You might have a family member who forgets to shut the front door all the way, forcing your furnace or AC to work harder. But you might not think as much about the heat that can come 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. Mini 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 withstand even the rowdiest little ones, and everyone can look all they want without ever touching the glass.

Hartford foyer door with shutters 

Shutters Are Easier to Size

All sidelights are unique. Some are shorter than the door, others are the same height as the door, and some aren’t even the same shape. So getting a set of blinds, shades, or drapes that exactly matches the length of your windows might not be easy. Plantation shutters on the other hand are custom made for your windows, guaranteeing you a perfect fit without the headache.

Shutters Look Better In Your Front Door

Few things make a better impression in your foyer than coordinating your sidelights with your door. With a variety of colors available, we can perfectly color match to your door. And there’s just something special about the expertly crafted, timeless style of shutters in your entryway. Though some window coverings may look chintzy or cheap, shutters are a sure bet for timeless style.

Hartford patio door with sidelight shutters 

Shutters Work With All Entryway Windows

Blinds and shades both require a minimum amount of space to hang. If your front entryway is cramped or you don’t have enough space to the side of your window, it may not be possible to hang anything up. But shutters can go on any window, no exceptions.

Shutters Won’t Move Unless You Want Them To

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

Sidelight Shutter FAQs

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

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

Absolutely. If you have a window cutout on your actual door, we can install a custom shutter frame on it.


Do entryway shutters have to have a tilt rod?

Not necessarily. Sunburst builds plantation shutters with a “hidden tilt rod,” so all you’ll be able to see are those stunning louvers whether they’re open or shut.


Can your shutters match the color of my door?

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

Hartford shutter door 

Find Shutters for Your Hartford Sidelights

To see how much of a difference sidelight shutters can make in your Hartford home, you don’t even have to walk out the door. Schedule a free in-home consultation with Sunburst Shutters Hartford, and we’ll come to you with all your options for window treatments for your space. Use the form below or call 860-266-5459 today to get started!