Stairwell shutters

5 Reasons Why You Should Use Shutters On Your Stairwell Windows

July 25, 2016

Are you stairwell windows still uncovered because you’re not sure how to spruce them up? Are you trying to find a window treatment that gives added privacy and controls light? Shutters that cover your stairwell windows in Gainesville not only adds to your window’s beauty, but provides other benefits, also. Here are 5 reasons to cover your stairwell windows with shutters.

Shutters Add Both Exterior And Interior Design Appeal

outdoor facade of brick home with plantation shutters 

Using shutters on your stairwell windows adds style to your home’s interior and provides curb appeal. Neighbors viewing your home from the outside find themselves viewing your stairwell windows because they’re often in unique shapes and are tall. The louvers’ horizontal lines are visible through the windows and give your house a crisp, high-end touch.

There are many plantation shutters to choose from to highlight your décor and style. Polywood® faux wood shutters are a classic window treatment that doesn’t go out of style. 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 interesting grooves and knots.

Shutters Help You Adjust Light And Add Privacy

Ovation plantation shutters in tan stairway.

Shutters help you control the light coming in through your stairwell windows and also provide privacy. If your stairwell windows are low and near a landing, it’s easy to tilt the shutter louvers open or closed, depending on how light you want it to be. With windows that are high and hard to access, you can keep the louvers in a horizontal position that lets light stream in and adds privacy for family members walking along the upper levels.

Shutters Increase Your Energy Efficiency

White plantation shutters in well-lit stairwell. 

Stairwell windows that are large are elegant, but don’t forget that they are subject to heat dissipation. Plantation shutters are energy efficient and, when shut, lower energy transfer through windows by up to 45%. When compared to standard aluminum blinds, Polywood shutters are 1600% more energy efficient.

Shutters Can Be Made To Fit Any Style Of Window

White plantation shutters covering rounded window located in round stairwell. 

What shape is your stairwell window? Is it angled, round, or otherwise non-rectangular? Polywood and Ovation shutters can be built to fit any window seamlessly. The shutters can be fit with horizontal louvers, or in a fan shape or sunburst inside the shutter panel so that they’re easy to operate. And your window’s unique shape won’t be masked by a rectangular window treatment like blinds or shades.

Shutters Are Easy To Maintain

If your stairwell window is only accessible by a ladder, then you should have a window treatment that is easily cared for and will look stunning for a lifetime. Polywood shutters won’t yellow or fade over time due to their UV-resistant finish. They’re exceedingly resilient and can last years if they’re well maintained.

Shutters are also a good option for stairwells because they’re a breeze to clean. And if you keep your shutter louvers in a set position, you won’t have to constantly adjust them for light or privacy.

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

Want more ways to utilize shutters in your stairwells? See our idea gallery for other ideas for your stairwell windows as well as inspiration for window treatments in other areas of your Gainesville house, like your sunroom, bedrooms or living room. Then when you’re ready to add new window treatments to your home contact us at 813-602-5966 or fill out the form below to schedule a free in-home consultation!

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