Front door sidelights – Sidelights is a great way to increase the allure and beauty of your home without spending a lot of money. First you need to consider everything needed to install sidelight. Sidelights can be purchased as part of exterior doors or purchased as a standalone device.
Choose front door sidelights from designs, colors and fabrications that blends in and that will make a great accent to the current facade of your entry way. Choose single or in pairs, half-light or full light. The glass inserts can be private, traditional or colored glass. To alleviate concerns about security and the strength of the door structure on the lock side, order a stiffener between the door and sidelights or buy a stiffening separately.
Install a front door sidelights as you would a gap. Separate units are basically installed as a door. Place a thick bead of the outer seal on the bottom threshold before angling the side lights in place. Shim bottom corners to keep the unit in place. Place shims in the top corner. The arc should fit to the side lights. Check that the side lights are level. Secure sidelight on the spot and seal around the perimeter. Read the manufacturer’s instructions for proper installation of their product, so you do not void the warranty.