There is no doubt that sidelites can make your home’s entry more appealing. They add style and also make your interior entryway brighter. But along with the benefits, sidelites also have some drawbacks. It is easier for burglars to break into a house with single-paned sidelites, and if you counter this by installing wrought iron for added security, your front entry style might be compromised. Finally, since most sidelights are single-paned, they are not that energy-efficient.
To address these issues, why not try using glass blocks? Glass blocks make great sidelites that can increase light in your home while also improving security, adding style, reducing cooling and heating expenses, and protecting your family’s privacy. Glass blocks are also very easy to clean and maintain. As long as they are properly installed, glass blocks can be a practical choice to make your home brighter, more secure, more stylish, and more efficient.