Stairwell shutters

5 Reasons Why You Should Use Shutters On Your Stairwell Windows

July 25, 2016

Do you have large stairwell windows that are bare because you don’t know how to cover them? Are you looking for a window treatment that gives added privacy and controls light? Adding window treatments such as shutters to your stairwell windows in Orlando not only adds to your window’s beauty, but gives you other benefits as well. Here are 5 reasons to use shutters on your stairwell windows.

Shutters Give Exterior And Interior Design Appeal

Exterior face of stone home with plantation shutters 

Using shutters on your stairwell windows not only adds style to your stairwell, but it also gives extra curb appeal. Neighbors looking at your house from the outside notice your stairwell windows because they’re often in interesting shapes and are taller than other windows. The louvers’ horizontal lines can be seen 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 choice and blend well with any fashion. Ovation® wooden shutters add the rich warmth of wood. Reclaimed wood shutters give an organic feel and add texture with their unique knots and grooves.

Shutters Help You Adjust Light And Add Privacy

Ovation shutters in tan stairway.

Shutters allow you to control the light streaming in from your stairwell windows and offer additional privacy. With low stairwell windows accessible by a landing, it’s easy to tilt the shutter louvers open or closed, depending on your needs. With windows that are high and tricky to reach, you can have the louvers set in a horizontal position that lets light come through and gives extra privacy for household members moving around the upper levels.

Shutters Can Help Your House’s Energy Efficiency

Polywood plantation shutters in well-lit stairwell. 

Big stairwell windows are beautiful, but don’t forget that they are prone to heat loss. Plantation shutters are energy efficient and, when closed, reduce energy transfer through windows by 45%. When compared to regular aluminum blinds, Polywood shutters are 1600% more energy efficient.

Shutters Can Be Made To Fit Any Style Of Window

White plantation shutters decorating arched window located in round stairwell. 

What shape is your stairwell window? Is it circular, arched, sunray, or octagonal? Don’t worry if your window isn’t a standard shape, as Polywood and Ovation shutters can be made to fit any window beautifully. The shutters can be made with horizontal louvers, or in a sunburst or fan shape inside the shutter panel so that they’re easy to operate. And your window’s unique shape won’t be covered by a rectangular window treatment such as shades or blinds.

Shutters Are Low Maintenance

If your stairwell window can only be reached by a ladder, then you should have a window treatment that is low hassle and will remain beautiful for decades. Polywood shutters won’t yellow or fade over the years due to their UV-resistant coating. They’re extremely sturdy and will last decades if they’re well cared for.

Shutters are also simple to keep clean. And if your shutter louvers stay in one position, you won’t need to adjust them for privacy or light.

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

Looking for more ideas for how to use shutters in your stairwells? See the Sunburst Shutters idea gallery for other ideas for your stairwell windows as well as inspiration for window treatments in other areas of your Orlando house, including your sunroom, bedrooms or living room. Then when you’re ready to order your window treatments reach out to us at 407-630-7011 or fill out the form below to schedule a free in-home consultation!

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