Sidelights are vertical pieces of glass placed on the sides of an entry door that add more natural light to your home. Full light sidelights allow in the most light while craftsman light sidelights have smaller panes of glass for more privacy.
You may not have given them much thought until now, but sidelights can be a budget-friendly, high-impact home improvement option. Here’s why:
- Natural light: Whether made of transparent or translucent glass, sidelights allow an abundance of natural light to stream into your home. This can be your main source of light during daytime hours as well as provide a mood-lifting glimpse of the outdoors.
- Easy view: An entry door with transparent sidelights will allow you to take a glance at the person on the other side of the door without having to peer through the traditional peephole. Traditional peepholes are usually placed at an awkward angle. So, if you’re not a fan of those peepholes on doors, you may appreciate the simplicity of sidelights.
- Better curb appeal: Installing a front entrance door with sidelights can be a unique way to improve the curb appeal of your house and create a memorable first impression on your guests and neighbors. Moreover, having beautiful and charming exterior doors can potentially up the value of your property in the future.
Styles and Sizes
Sidelights are common in fiberglass and wood entry doors, which typically feature glass inserts with stained glass, scrollwork or a design motif. The sidelights can be designed to match these inserts for a cohesive look, and they can be made into a full length.
Since entry doors with sidelights are unique in nature, you will likely need to have them custom-made. It may cost you a bit more, but this will guarantee the best fit for your home and allow you to personalize the door however you like.
At Renewal by Andersen® of Northwest Ohio, we offer a wide selection of replacement windows and entry doors, each one utilizing advanced, energy-efficient materials. An entry door should create a weathertight seal against the elements, and our doors are proven to do just that.
Don’t hesitate to upgrade the appearance and energy efficiency of your home. Call the local experts of Renewal by Andersen of Northwest Ohio at (419) 931-6970, or fill out our contact form for a free consultation on replacement windows and doors. We serve clients in Toledo, OH.