Door glass inserts (sometimes called side lites or sidelights) are one of the easiest ways to take your doors to the next level of design. By adding a decorative element, door glass inserts can make a beautiful door even more spectacular. Many styles of decorative door glass inserts are available so that you can choose the perfect look for your home. These door sideligths can be clear or frosted, and they can be simple or intricately designed. You can also choose from various colors and finishes to create the perfect look for your door. So, whether you’re looking for a classic or modern look, decorative door glass inserts can help you achieve the style you want.
Sidelight windows are tiny vertical windows located on either side of a door. They may be put into separate rough openings, but they’re generally integrated into the same frame construction as the door. Traditional sidelights are inactive and don’t open or close, but some modern doors include functioning sidelights. Sidelights are often included with transom windows, which are long, narrow vertical windows positioned above the door. Sidelights, also known as sidelites, may be found on interior and external doors and are generally available in half, three-quarters, and full-length varieties.
A single door with sidelites is a front door that is flanked by one or more narrow windows, known as sidelights. In addition, a single door with sidelites may also have a decorative window above the door, known as a transom. A front door with sidelights and transom is a popular choice for many residences because they provide an abundance of natural light and can also be customized with decorative door glass inserts.
Sidelights can be clear, frosted, or stained to add privacy and personality to your entryway. And, because they are narrower than traditional windows, sidelights are also an energy-efficient option. If you’re looking for a front door that will make a dramatic impact, consider a single door with sidelites.
Additional features some of All Glass & Windows’ manufacturers offer for sidelites include:
Certain standards are in place for certain Florida counties. In the Miami-Dade region, the High-Velocity Hurricane Zone is required. Most other coastal Florida cities must have Wind Borne Debris installed. For hurricane-rated doors and sidelites, severe weather door glass inserts are available. A hurricane-rated glass insert sidelight does not improve the overall door for insurance purposes if you have a non-hurricane-rated door. Please contact your architect, contractor, building official, or insurance professional in your area to obtain the rating that is required for your project or purpose.
If you’re looking for the perfect front door with sidelights and transom for your next project, there’s no better place to start than All Glass & Windows. Our consultants are experts in helping you select the right sidelites and transomes for your needs. We’ll work with you to choose the perfect style, material, and finish for your door and sidelites, and we’ll make sure they are installed correctly, so it looks amazing and functions properly.
We are dedicated to providing our customers with the best products and services, so contact us today and see what we can do for you or give us a call at 941.379.9555.