5 Reasons Why You Should Use Shutters On Your Stairwell Windows07/25/2016Eric Ramsey 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 the beauty of your windows, but offers other benefits, also. Here are 5 reasons to cover your stairwell windows with shutters. Shutters Add Both Exterior And Interior Design Appeal Using shutters on your stairwell windows not only adds style to your home’s interior, but it also adds curb appeal. Neighbors viewing your home from the outside find their eyes drawn to your stairwell windows because they’re often tall and in interesting shapes. The louvers’ horizontal lines can be seen through the windows and give your house a crisp, high-end touch. There are many plantation shutters to pick from to highlight your décor and style. Polywood® faux wood shutters are a traditional choice 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 Shutters help you control the light coming in through your stairwell windows and offer additional privacy. If your stairwell windows are low and near a landing, you can easily adjust the shutter louvers to open or close, 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 moving around the upper levels. Shutters Improve Your Energy Efficiency Stairwell windows that are large are elegant, but may also be prone to heat dissipation. Plantation shutters are energy efficient and, when shut, lower energy transfer through windows by up to 45%. When compared to regular aluminum blinds, Polywood shutters are 1600% more energy efficient. Shutters Can Be Built To Fit Any Style Of Window 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 perfectly. The shutters can be made 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 hiding behind a rectangular window treatment like blinds or shades. Shutters Are Easy To Maintain Many windows in stairwells are out of normal reach and can only be reached with a ladder. If that’s the case, then you should have a window treatment that is easily cared for and will look stunning for years. Polywood shutters are coated with a UV-resistant paint so that they won’t yellow or fade over time. They’re exceedingly durable and can last years if they’re well maintained. Shutters are also a perfect option for stairwells because they’re simple 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 Want more ways to use shutters in your stairwells? Check out our idea gallery for other ideas for your stairwell windows as well as ideas for window treatments for other areas of your Gainesville house, like your sunroom, bedrooms or living room. Then when you’re ready to order your window treatments contact us at 813-602-5966 or fill out the form below to schedule a free in-home consultation!