The Window Treatment For Entry Door Sidelights: Sidelight Shutters in Kingsport We frequently have customers ask us when the consultation is done, as we’re almost out the door: “What can you do with these small, narrow windows on each side of my front door?” And we say, “We can install sidelight shutters!" Tennesseans were getting sick of the rod-pocket sheers over the sidelight window, blocking the light and the view. Sidelight windows were made for streaming in light. So why would you block it? On top of that, those curtains can go through a lot of wear and tear, with guests, kids, and pets coming in and out of your entry door on a daily basis. Despite hold-downs on the bottom, blinds ultimately rattle and bang as the wind breezes by when the door opens and closes. Your best alternative isn’t to hide your sidelight windows. It’s to complement them with charming interior sidelight shutters in Kingsport. And the best part? Shutters are still tight to the doorframe as the panels are opened and closed. How Are Sidelight Shutters Installed? The first step is to measure the dimensions of your windows. Then, we record where the door frame and glass meet. We can build the shutter frames to go over just the glass – or the frame can go over the entire section with a large rail at the top/bottom to hide the solid panel of the door door. In many cases, the panels will be able to swing open and lay back against the wall next to the door. This lets you have both a full unobstructed view to enjoy when the panels are opened and complete privacy when they’re shut. With our one-of-a-kind Polywood® shutters, we can design your shutters to beautifully fit your entry doors. Along the bottom is a larger rail that will block the wall space the shutter is in front of. This way, the shutter louvers can start where the glass is – instead of covering the space below. We can set up Polywood shutters on wood, steel, or fiberglass doors. Don’t worry, because we’ll guide you through choosing the louver size, paint and stain colors, frame style, and other options. Then, when we go back to our shop, we’ll order your hand-built plantation shutters with the proper allowance for the louvers to function easily – and a look that positively highlights your entry door. Call 276-378-7422 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation today for sidelight shutters in Kingsport!