Stairwell shutters

5 Reasons Why You Should Use Shutters On Your Stairwell Windows

July 25, 2016

Are your large stairwell windows bare because you haven’t decided how to spruce them up? Are you trying to find a window treatment that provides privacy and light control? Adding window treatments such as shutters to your stairwell windows in St. George not only adds to your window’s beauty, but provides other benefits as well. Here are 5 reasons to cover your stairwell windows with shutters.

Shutters Have Both Interior And Exterior Design Appeal

Exterior view of brick home with plantation shutters 

Installing shutters on your stairwell windows adds style to your home’s interior and gives extra curb appeal. People looking at your home from the outside notice your stairwell windows because they’re taller than other windows and often are in unique shapes. The horizontal lines of the louvers are visible through the windows and give your house a classy look.

There are a variety of plantation shutters to choose from to highlight your décor and style. Polywood® faux wood shutters are a traditional choice and blend well with any fashion. Ovation® wooden shutters add the rich warmth of wood. Reclaimed wood shutters bring nature inside and add texture with their interesting grooves and knots.

Shutters Let You Adjust Light And Add Privacy

Wooden shutters in tan staircase.

Shutters help you control the light that comes through your stairwell windows and offer additional privacy. If you have stairwell windows that are low and just above a landing, simply adjust the shutter louvers by tilting them open or closed, depending on how much light you want. If your windows are high and too tall to reach, you can keep the louvers in a horizontal position, which lets light come through and also gives extra privacy for family members moving around the upper levels.

Shutters Improve Your Energy Efficiency

Polywood plantation shutters in well-lit stairwell. 

Big stairwell windows are beautiful, but don’t forget that they are subject to heat dissipation. Plantation shutters are effective insulators and, when closed, reduce energy transfer through windows by up to 45%. In comparison to normal aluminum blinds, Polywood shutters are 1600% more energy efficient.

You Can Purchase Custom Shutters To Fit Any Shape Of Window

White plantation shutters covering rounded window located in curved stairwell. 

Is your stairwell window angled, round, or otherwise non-rectangular? Don’t worry if your window isn’t a standard shape, as Polywood and Ovation shutters can be made to fit any window beautifully. You even have different options within certain window types, such as with round windows where the louvers can be built horizontally or in a sunburst or fan style to either reinforce or contrast the window shape. And your window’s unique shape won’t be covered by a rectangular window treatment such as 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 remain beautiful for a lifetime. Polywood shutters won’t fade or yellow over time due to their UV-resistant finish. They’re incredibly durable and can last a lifetime if they’re maintained properly.

Shutters are also a great window treatment for stairwells because they’re easy to clean. And if your shutter louvers remain in one position, you won’t have to continuously adjust them for light or privacy.

Find Out More About Why Shutters Are A Good Choice For Your Stairwells

Looking for more inspiration for how to incorporate shutters in your stairwells? See the Sunburst Shutters idea gallery for other ideas for your stairwell windows as well as designs for window treatments for other areas of your St. George home, like your sunroom, bedrooms or living room. Then when you’re ready to add new window treatments to your home call us at 435-485-9332 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation!