Jacksonville Entryway & Sidelight Shutters

Jacksonville front door shutters


The tall, skinny windows on either side of your entry door are known as sidelights. And while they can let light into your foyer, let you see outside onto your front porch, and frame your entrance beautifully, it’s not a great idea to leave them bare.

What is a great idea is to install plantation shutters on your Jacksonville sidelights.

Shutters Pair Best with 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 solicitor or stranger is knocking on your door, 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 your interior from prying eyes, keeping your privacy intact. All it takes is a simple tilt of the louvers and your home is private!

Jacksonville front door shutters 

Shutters Keep Your Home 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 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 Family Homes

If you have pets or children in your home, you can expect them to look out of the sidelights when they [see|hear]57] someone comes home. Flimsy blinds can easily be destroyed by a curious pet, and of course you don’t want your drape pushed to the side so your window can get covered in handprints from the kids. Sidelight shutters don’t need to worry about those issues, since they’re sturdy enough to withstand even the rowdiest use, and everyone can look all they want without having to touch the glass.

Jacksonville foyer door with shutters 

Shutters Are Easier to Get the Size You Need

Sidelights are all unique. Some are shorter than the door, others are the same height as the door, and some may not even be rectangular. So getting a set of blinds or curtains that exactly fits the size and shape of your windows can be a chore. Plantation shutters on the other hand are custom made to your exact needs, guaranteeing you a perfect fit without the headache.

Shutters Look Better In Your Entryway

Few things make a better impression in your entryway than matching your sidelights to your door. With a great selection of paints and stains available, we can easily color match to your door style. And there’s just something special about the expertly crafted, timeless look of shutters in your front door. Though some window coverings might look gaudy or cheap, shutters guarantee timeless fashion.

Jacksonville patio door with sidelight shutters 

Shutters Can Go On Any Foyer Windows

Blinds and drapes both require a minimum amount of space to hang. If your front entryway is cramped or you don’t have much space on either side of your sidelights, you might not be able to hang anything up. But shutters can go on any window, no matter what.

Shutters Don’t Move Unless You Move Them

When your door opens or shuts, it creates a vacuum that can make your blinds or shades rattle, sway or even get snagged in the door itself. Shutters stay exactly where they’re supposed to: on your window at all times.

Common Questions About Sidelight Shutters

What types of shutters can be installed on sidelights?
Our Polywood shutters, Ovation wood shutters, reclaimed wood shutters, and Studio Shutters are all offered for sidelights. 

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

Absolutely. If you have a window cutout on your front door, we can put a custom shutter frame around it.


Do entryway shutters have to have a tilt rod?

Not in all cases. 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 closed.


Can shutters color match with my door?

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


Find Shutters for Your Jacksonville Sidelights

To get a closer look at the difference sidelight shutters can make in your Jacksonville home, you don’t even have to walk out the door. Schedule a free in-home consultation with Sunburst Shutters Jacksonville, and we’ll come to you with all your options for window treatments for your foyer. Fill out the form below or call 904-289-1663 today to get started!