5 Reasons Why You Should Cover Your Stairwell Windows With Shutters07/25/2016Tyler 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 Both Interior And Exterior Design Appeal Installing shutters on your stairwell windows not only adds style to your stairwell, but it also adds curb appeal. People 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 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 PrivacyShutters let you control the light coming in through your stairwell windows and also provide privacy. If you have stairwell windows that are low and near 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 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 normal aluminum blinds, Polywood shutters are 1600% more energy efficient.You Can Buy Custom Shutters To Fit Any Style Of Window 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 Easy To MaintainMany windows in stairwells can only be accessed 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 are finished with a UV-resistant paint so that they won’t yellow or fade over their lifetime. 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 a breeze 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 About Why Shutters Are A Great Choice For Your StairwellsWant 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!