If you’ve never heard the term “sidelights,” you’re not alone. Sidelights are a type of window that many homes have besides their entry or patio doors, even if the homeowners don’t know what they’re called.
Regardless of whether you’ve heard the term sidelights or not, these windows could be an important part of your home’s visual appeal. Maintaining your sidelights and replacing them when necessary can help improve the value of your home as well as your comfort. Here’s what you need to know.
Sidelights are windows that appear on either side of a doorway. Often, sidelights are found flanking exterior doors, especially around the front door. Sidelights allow light to filter into your home and give you a view of what’s happening right outside your door. Some reasons why homeowners love sidelights include:
Sidelights are much like any other window, which means they can deteriorate with time. In fact, sidelights may deteriorate faster than other windows because they’re positioned in a place that can expose them to a lot of extra wear and tear. If you’re wondering whether your sidelight windows need replacement, here are some signs:
Many windows have a 20-year service life. If your sidelights are more than 20 years old, then it’s likely time to have them replaced. Keep in mind that Renewal by Andersen of Long Island windows come with a 20-year warranty. This means they’ll last at least 20 years and likely longer, so you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy them.
When you’re ordering more sidelights for your home, be sure to choose windows that have the right color or finish to match your front door. Renewal by Andersen window frames are made from Fibrex, a material that never needs to be repainted or refinished. Choose the color of your replacement sidelites wisely, and then you won’t have to worry about your windows for a long time to come.
Use the decorative grilles available on Renewal by Andersen windows to make your sidelights more attractive. Ask your Renewal by Andersen sales representative to show you the grille options so you can choose a grille type that’s right for your home.
Renewal by Andersen of Long Island sells windows in a range of styles and colors. To learn more about getting your home’s sidelights replaced (or any other windows replaced) contact the toll-free number today: (510) 214-4134 or fill out the short form on this page.