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Shutters on the entry sidelights and front doors.

Shutters on the entry sidelights and front doors.

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What can you do with these small, narrow windows on each side of my front door?

I usually get this question at the end of the consultation, as I am walking out the door.

What a great question it is. Everyone is getting tired of the small metal drapery rod mounted on the top and bottom with a set of rod-pocket sheers pulled tight covering up all the view and light, which is the very reason you have sidelight windows in the first place. Not to mention the wear and tear those drapes take with the pets, kids, and guests walking in and out on a regular basis.

Don’t cover them. Enhance them with beautiful interior shutters!

side light window shutters

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Now, some will use a shade or a 2″ blind to do the trick. However, even with hold downs on the bottom, the blinds ultimately bang and rattle as the wind catches them when the door is opened and closed. Well, look at it this way, you don’t need to spend money on an alarm system – you know when someone is entering your home by the slam of the blinds against the frame of the door.

Shutters stay nice and tight to the door frame when opening and closing the panels.

Installer installing shutters on French Door turning handle

We can install these on Wood, Steel, or Fiberglass Door Systems.


Here is a quick-tip on setting the proper placement of strike plates.

First center the screw and strike plate on the magnet with the screw point facing the back of the panel.IMG_1291

Second, close the panel door so that the screw point marks the spot.


Then screw the plate to the back of the panel. You are all set perfectly centered strike plates making for a tight closure. IMG_1312

You can pick from any product, any size louver, and any configuration.

front door closed window shutter

Front Door Window Shutter

We can build the frames to only wrap the opening or…

The frame can cover the whole section with a large rail at the top/bottom to hide the solid panel of the door.


In many cases, the panels will be able to fold 180 degrees and lay back against the wall on the sides of the door. This gives you the best of both worlds – enjoy a full unobstructed view when you want it, and close them the other times for the privacy you desire.

With our exclusive PolyWood Shutter ,we are able to build the bottom rails larger than any other shutter company.

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The larger rail at the bottom will cover the wall space behind the shutter and start the louvers up in the glass.


View of the top rail from the outside. There is less rail showing using this method.


View of the bottom rail from the outside. There is less rail showing than if you just wrapped the glass.


You will love the Curb-Appeal !

side light window shutter and door handle cut out

Shutters on sidelights are the best solution for any home.

Call us today or fill out the contact info below. I will bring out all the samples and go over everything with you to find the best solution for those doors.

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There is 1 comment.

Leslie Lewis —

I would like more information on these blinds. I want to order some and l I’ll keep to know the price. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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