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Five Rules When Choosing Sidelights For Your Front Door

You may be in the process of looking for an amazing new front door to accent your home and front entryway. If you are looking for a beautiful door that allows even more light in, a sidelight for your door may be an excellent choice. Today’s Entry Doors knows how important it is to find the right door with the best accents, and we can help to walk you through the process of finding a front door with a sidelight. Simply, sidelights fit along either, or both sides of your door and are vertical, narrow windows that can be installed on either one or both sides of your front door. But, what are the five rules when choosing sidelights for your front door?

Style

The first rule in choosing a sidelight for your front door is to consider the style of your home. You may have a craftsman-style home or perhaps a modern-style home, so looking at style is important. Not only that, but you want to take a look at your roof line to ascertain if a sidelight would accent this and if there is already enough natural light coming through the front of your home. Sidelights allow more light to be absorbed into your home, which can create a warmth of togetherness. They create an open feeling in your home, and there are many styles to choose from. But, the rule of thumb is to first really take a look at the architectural style of your home when choosing the best sidelight for your front door.

Selecting The Best Size

Sidelights are vertical and can be added to either one or both sides of your door. Some homeowners only want them on one side because they are happy with the amount of light being let in, and the front area may be a bit smaller. However, there are many that like the grandness and natural feeling of having them on both sides of the door. Not only does this increase the light, but it increases the focus on the front door because the design is balanced.

Privacy & Security

Privacy and security are important, but this does not mean that installing a sidelight is not an option. There are options for certain types of textured glass to be used, and this allows the natural light in but still gives you privacy because no visitors can physically see into your home. Some people also choose to install a transom which is a window over the front door to accent the balance of the sidelights on both ends, which can also be done in any size or shape and glass. If security and privacy are still a concern, Today’s Entry Doors can help with many additional security features we have to offer our clientele that worry about security.

Energy Efficiency

Some homeowners are concerned that their bills may be a bit higher because more light is being let into the home. However, this is not the case with sidelights. It’s important to focus on the fact that the type of glass you are choosing, along with a possible brand new front door, can actually lead to energy savings and much more efficiency. Today’s Entry Doors can help you select the door and install it with our own process, which leads to a more secure front door installed securely into your home’s frame, with greater energy efficiency.

Cost

Cost can differ depending on the type of sidelights that you choose. Sometimes, homeowners are interested in just one to accent the door or two to balance the front entryway and make that area feel more welcoming. It’s important to focus on the materials that are chosen and whether or not you are looking for fabricated or custom and consider the size of the sidelights. Today’s Entry Doors can come directly to you, take measurements, and give you an estimate depending on your vision of your sidelights and front entryway. This way you have a lot of wonderful options!

Why You Should Choose Today’s Entry Doors

Here at Today’s Entry Doors, we offer Orange County homeowners several customizable front entry door choices, but it’s important to know about the basics of door sizes and styles before you start, and we make it easy. 

With all of the choices out there, it’s important to have a company that understands both door size, door style, and also installation. We are different here at Today’s Entry Doors, and we take pride in what we do and even have our own installation process that is time-tested and true. It’s amazing what we can create for your home by replacing your front door; it can make a huge difference in the look and feel of your home.

Today’s Entry Doors Has Got You Covered

We truly believe in our products and our ability to provide excellent customer service and installation.  Because of our warranty, guarantee, and dedication to craftsmanship, we want our customers to be completely satisfied with our work.  Today’s Entry Doors is committed to doors and door installation, and this is all we do.  We are qualified experts in helping your home to become even more beautiful.  Our warranty provides you with the peace of mind you can count on and we are so committed to our work and proud to have gained respect in the community.

We can also create some customizable options which will factor in style, material, and color to ensure that your front entry door with sidelight is customized.  It’s always important to consider the style of your home when choosing sidelight options and also to make sure that security and a welcoming environment are also addressed.

Ready to install sidelights for your front door?   If you are in the Orange County, CA area, please feel free to reach out to us and schedule your free consultation. We are happy to answer any questions you may have about choosing and installing the perfect door for your beautiful home.