5 Reasons To Use Shutters On Your Stairwell Windows

Eric Ramsey

Are you stairwell windows still bare because you don’t know how to cover them? Do you want a window treatment that controls light and provides privacy? Installing window treatments such as shutters on your stairwell windows in Tampa not only adds to your window’s beauty, but gives you additional benefits as well. Here are 5 reasons to use shutters on your stairwell windows.

Shutters Add Exterior And Interior Design Appeal

outdoor face of brick home with plantation shutters 

Using shutters on your stairwell windows not only improves your home’s interior, but it also gives extra curb appeal. Neighbors seeing your home from the outside notice your stairwell windows since they’re often in interesting shapes and are taller than other windows. The louvers’ lines are visible through the windows and give your home a crisp, high-end touch.

There are many plantation shutters to select from to go with your home’s style. Polywood® faux wood shutters are a classic window treatment and match almost any décor. Ovation® wooden shutters bring the richness of wood into your home. Reclaimed wood shutters bring nature inside and add texture with their interesting grooves and knots.

Shutters Let You Adjust Light And Add Privacy

Wooden plantation shutters in tan stairwell.

Shutters let you control the light streaming in from your stairwell windows and offer additional privacy. With low stairwell windows just above a landing, it’s easy to tilt the shutter louvers open or closed, depending on how much light you want. With windows that are high and tricky to reach, you can set the louvers in a horizontal position that lets light come through and gives extra privacy for household members walking along the upper levels.

Shutters Can Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency

White plantation shutters in well-lit stairwell. 

Big stairwell windows are beautiful, but may also be subject to energy loss. Plantation shutters provide extra insulation and, when closed, lower heat transfer through windows by up to 45%. In comparison to standard aluminum blinds, Polywood shutters are 1600% more energy efficient.

You Can Find Custom Shutters To Fit Any Type Of Window

White plantation shutters adorning arched window located in curved 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 perfectly. You even have different options within different window styles, such as with round windows where the louvers can be built horizontally or in a sunburst or fan style to either contrast or accentuate the window shape. That way, you can stay with the look of your uniquely-shaped window without it being covered by a square shaped window cover like blinds.

Shutters Are Easy To Maintain

Many windows in stairwells can only be accessed by ladder. If that’s the case, then you need a window treatment that is low maintenance and will keep its stylish looks for a lifetime. Polywood shutters are coated with a UV-resistant paint so that they won’t yellow or fade over their lifetime. They’re extremely resilient and can last decades if they’re well maintained.

Shutters are also a great choice for stairwells because they’re easy to clean. And if your shutter louvers are kept in one position, you won’t need to continuously adjust them for privacy or light.

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

Ready for more inspiration for how to use shutters in your stairwells? Check out our idea gallery for more inspiration for the windows in your stairwell as well as designs for window treatments to go in other areas of your Tampa home, like your sunroom, bedrooms or living room. Then when you’re ready to order your window treatments call us at 813-580-7288 or fill out the form below to schedule a free in-home consultation!