5 Reasons To Cover Your Stairwell Windows With Shutters

Tyler Jorgensen

Are you stairwell windows still bare because you haven’t decided what to do with them? Are you looking for a window treatment that controls light and provides privacy? Installing window treatments such as shutters on your stairwell windows in San Antonio not only increases the beauty of your windows, but offers other benefits as well. Here are 5 reasons to use shutters on your stairwell windows.

Shutters Give Interior And Exterior Design Appeal

outdoor face of brick home with plantation shutters 

Installing shutters on your stairwell windows enhances your interior space and adds curb appeal. People viewing your house from the outside have their eyes drawn to your stairwell windows since they’re often in unique shapes and are tall. The horizontal lines of the louvers show through the windows and give your house a crisp, high-end touch.

There are many plantation shutters to choose from to highlight your home’s style. Polywood® faux wood shutters are a traditional window treatment and blend well with any fashion. Ovation® wooden shutters add the 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 plantation shutters in tan stairwell.

Shutters let you control the light coming in through your stairwell windows and also provide privacy. If your stairwell windows are low and accessible by a landing, you can easily adjust the shutter louvers to open or close, depending on your needs. If you have high windows that are hard to reach, you can have the louvers set in a horizontal position, which lets light stream in and adds privacy for family members walking along the upper levels.

Shutters Can Increase Your Energy Efficiency

Polywood plantation shutters in well-lit stairwell. 

Large stairwell windows are beautiful, but can be susceptible to energy loss. Plantation shutters provide extra insulation and, when closed, lower energy transfer through windows by 45%. They’re 1600% more energy efficient compared to regular aluminum blinds.

You Can Buy Custom Shutters To Fit Any Style Of Window

White plantation shutters adorning arched window located in spiral stairwell. 

Is your stairwell window circular, arched, sunray, or octagonal? Don’t fear if your window isn’t a standard shape, as Polywood and Ovation shutters can be constructed to fit any window beautifully. The shutters can be made with horizontal louvers, or in a fan shape or sunburst inside the shutter panel, making them easy to adjust. That way, you’ll keep the aesthetic of a uniquely-shaped window without it being hidden by a square shaped window cover such as blinds.

Shutters Are Low Maintenance

Many windows in stairwells can only be reached by ladder. If that’s the case, then you should have a window treatment that is easy to maintain and will look stunning for years. Polywood shutters won’t yellow or fade over time due to their UV-resistant finish. They’re incredibly sturdy and can last a lifetime if they’re well maintained.

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

Find Out More

Want more inspiration for how to utilize shutters in your stairwells? Check out our idea gallery for more inspiration for the windows in your stairwell as well as ideas for window treatments in other areas of your San Antonio home, such as your sunroom, bedrooms or living room. Then when you’re ready to order your window treatments reach out to us at 210-876-0377 or fill out the form below to schedule a free in-home consultation!