5 Reasons Why You Should Use Shutters On Your Stairwell Windows

Todd Hansen

Do you have large stairwell windows that are bare because you don’t know how to cover them? Do you want a window treatment that gives added privacy and controls light? Installing window treatments such as shutters on 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. People 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 crisp, high-end touch.

There are a variety of plantation shutters to choose from to highlight your style and décor. Polywood® faux wood shutters are a traditional choice that doesn’t go out of style. Ovation® wooden shutters add the rich warmth of wood. Reclaimed wood shutters give an organic feel and add texture with their interesting knots and grooves.

Shutters Help You Adjust Light And Add Privacy

Ovation shutters in tan stairway.

Shutters let you 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. If your windows are high and tricky to reach, you can set the louvers in a horizontal position that allows light to come through and provides some privacy for household members moving around the upper levels.

Shutters Can Help Your Home’s Energy Efficiency

Polywood plantation shutters in well-lit stairwell. 

Big stairwell windows are classy, but may also be prone to heat loss. Plantation shutters are effective insulators 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 Built To Fit Any Style Of Window

White plantation shutters adorning arched window located in spiral 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 constructed to fit any window beautifully. You even have different choices within certain window types, such as with round windows where the louvers can be fit horizontally or in a sunburst or fan arrangement to either contrast or accentuate the window shape. That way, you’ll keep the look of your uniquely-shaped window without it being hidden by a rectangular shaped window cover such as 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 easy to maintain and will remain beautiful for decades. Polywood shutters won’t yellow or fade over time due to their UV-resistant coating. They’re incredibly sturdy and will last a lifetime if they’re maintained properly.

Shutters are also simple to keep clean. And if you keep your shutter louvers 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 inspiration for how to use shutters in your stairwells? Check out the Sunburst Shutters idea gallery for stairwell window treatment ideas as well as ideas for window treatments for other areas of your Orlando house, 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 407-630-7011 or fill out the form below to schedule a free in-home consultation!