Stairwell shutters

5 Reasons Why You Should Use Shutters On Your Stairwell Windows

July 25, 2016

Are you stairwell windows still bare because you’re not sure what to do with them? Are you looking for a window treatment that provides privacy and light control? Adding window treatments such as shutters to your stairwell windows in Clearwater not only enhances your window’s beauty, but provides additional benefits, also. Here are 5 reasons to use shutters on your stairwell windows.

Shutters Give Exterior And Interior Design Appeal

outdoor face of brick home with plantation shutters 

Covering your stairwell windows with shutters enhances your interior space and gives extra curb appeal. Others who are seeing your house from the outside notice your stairwell windows because they’re often in unique shapes and are tall. The louvers’ lines show through the windows and give your home a classy look.

There are a variety of plantation shutters to select from to go with your home’s style. Polywood® faux wood shutters are a traditional choice and blend well with any fashion. Ovation® wooden shutters bring the richness of wood into your home. Reclaimed wood shutters bring in a touch of nature and add texture with their knots and grooves.

Shutters Help You Adjust Light And Add Privacy

Ovation shutters in tan stairwell.

Shutters allow you to control the light that comes through your stairwell windows and offer additional privacy. If you have stairwell windows that are low and accessible by a landing, it’s easy to tilt the shutter louvers open or closed, depending on how much light you want. If you have high windows that are too tall to reach, you can keep the louvers in a horizontal position, which lets light stream in and adds privacy for household members who are in the upper levels.

Shutters Can Increase Your Energy Efficiency

Polywood plantation shutters in well-lit stairwell. 

Large stairwell windows are classy, but have the downside of being prone to energy dissipation. Plantation shutters are energy efficient and, when shut, reduce heat transfer through windows by up to 45%. They’re 17 times as energy efficient compared to traditional aluminum blinds.

You Can Find Custom Shutters To Fit Any Style Of Window

White plantation shutters decorating rounded window located in curved stairwell. 

Is your stairwell window circular, arched, sunray, or octagonal? Don’t fret if your window isn’t a standard shape, as Polywood and Ovation shutters can be constructed to fit any window seamlessly. The shutters can be built with horizontal louvers, or in a fan shape or sunburst inside the shutter panel so that they’re easy to operate. And the unique shape of your windows won’t be masked by a rectangular window treatment like shades or blinds.

Shutters Are Easy To Maintain

If your stairwell window can only be reached by a ladder, then you should have a window treatment that is low hassle and will keep its stylish looks for years. Polywood shutters are finished with a UV-resistant paint , meaning they won’t fade or yellow over their lifetime. They’re incredibly sturdy and will last years if they’re well cared for.

Shutters are also easy to keep clean. And if your shutter louvers stay in a set position, you won’t have to continuously adjust them for privacy or light.

Find Out More About Why Shutters Are The Perfect Choice For Your Stairwells

Looking for more ways to incorporate shutters in your stairwells? See the Sunburst Shutters idea gallery for more inspiration for the windows in your stairwell as well as ideas for window treatments in other areas of your Clearwater home, such as your sunroom, bedrooms or living room. Then when you’re ready to add new window treatments to your home call us at 813-580-7288 or fill out the form below to schedule a free in-home consultation!