When you’re planning to remodel your home’s exteriors, you might be wondering how you can make your main entrance door look grander and more substantial. We suggest adding sidelights, which are narrow windows that frame an entry door, as they’re one of the most stylish ways to make your front entrance look more visually appealing.
As a reputable installer of new windows and doors, Allstar Construction of Fargo explains below what you need to consider when getting an entry door with sidelights:
Different Style Options
Fiberglass and wood entry doors are two of the most common types of doors that offer sidelight options, and many of these feature glass inserts with scrollwork, design motifs, or stained glass. The sidelights can be matched or coordinated with these inserts and can be made full-length, meaning the glass would run the majority of the length of the door.
Sidelights may also be partial with glass just along the top or in a central oval shape, or they may feature glass that covers three-fourths of the sidelight. Additionally, many sidelights can be personalized with blinds or blind inserts that provide privacy and allow you to control light. And if you prefer one sidelight rather than a pair that frames your door, it can also be custom ordered.
Another option to consider is installing a transom, which would be coordinated with the sidelights’ size and design. Your hired window and roof replacement contractor can install it over the top of the entry door to allow light to flow through this space.
Benefits You’ll Gain From Sidelights
Having completely transparent sidelights will allow you to see who’s visiting when your doorbell rings without peering through a traditional peephole (which can often be awkwardly angled). Many pets also love to pass the day at a sidelight if it’s designed to extend to the floor since it also offers a view of the outdoors at their height and size.
Another big benefit you’ll gain from sidelights is the fact that they allow natural light to stream into your home. While this won’t be the only source of daylight, it can provide a good glimpse of the outdoors.
As trusted window and siding contractors, Allstar Construction of Fargo makes sure the job gets done professionally and efficiently. Call us today at (701) 478-7663 or fill out our convenient contact form. Talk to us today!