Stairwell shutters

5 Reasons Why You Should Cover Your Stairwell Windows With Shutters

July 25, 2016

Are you stairwell windows still uncovered because you haven’t decided how to spruce them up? Do you want a window treatment that provides privacy and light control? Adding window treatments such as shutters to your stairwell windows in San Antonio not only increases your window’s beauty, 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 

Covering your stairwell windows with shutters not only adds style to your stairwell, but it also gives extra curb appeal. Neighbors viewing your house from the outside have their eyes drawn to your stairwell windows since they’re often tall and in interesting shapes. The horizontal lines of the louvers show through the windows and give your house a classy look.

There are many plantation shutters to pick from to highlight your home’s style. Polywood® faux wood shutters are a traditional window treatment that doesn’t go out of style. 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 that comes through your stairwell windows and offer additional privacy. If you have stairwell windows that are low and accessible by a landing, you can easily adjust the shutter louvers to open or close, depending on how much light you want. If you have high windows that are tricky to reach, you can have the louvers set in a horizontal position, which lets light stream in and adds privacy for family members moving around 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%. In comparison to regular aluminum blinds, Polywood shutters are 1600% more energy efficient.

You Can Buy Custom Shutters To Fit Any Style Of Window

White plantation shutters decorating arched window located in round stairwell. 

Is your stairwell window circular, arched, sunray, or octagonal? Polywood and Ovation shutters can be constructed to fit any window beautifully. You even have different options within specific window styles, such as with round windows where the louvers can either be placed horizontally or in a fan or sunburst style to either contrast or accentuate the window shape. That way, you can maintain 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 a lifetime. Polywood shutters are finished with a UV-resistant paint so that they won’t yellow or fade over time. They’re extremely 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 are kept in a fixed position, you won’t have to adjust them for privacy or light.

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

Want more ideas for how to use shutters in your stairwells? See 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, including your sunroom, bedrooms or living room. Then when you’re ready to add new window treatments to your home reach out to us at 210-876-0377 or fill out the form below to schedule a free in-home consultation!