Stairwell shutters

5 Reasons Why You Should Use Shutters On Your Stairwell Windows

July 25, 2016

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

Shutters Have 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 tall and in interesting shapes. The louvers’ lines are visible through the windows and give your home a crisp, high-end touch.

There are a variety of 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. If your stairwell windows are low and accessible by a landing, it’s easy to tilt the shutter louvers open or closed, depending on how much light you want. If your windows are high and tricky to reach, you can have the louvers set in a horizontal position that allows light to come through and also provides some privacy for household members moving around the upper levels.

Shutters Can Increase Your House’s Energy Efficiency

White plantation shutters in well-lit stairwell. 

Big stairwell windows are classy, but don’t forget that they are prone to energy loss. Plantation shutters provide extra insulation and, when closed, lower heat transfer through windows by up to 45%. In comparison to regular aluminum blinds, Polywood shutters are 1600% more energy efficient.

You Can Find Custom Shutters To Fit Any Shape Of Window

White plantation shutters decorating arched window located in curved stairwell. 

Is your stairwell window 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 look stunning for years. 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 option for stairwells because they’re easy to clean. And if your shutter louvers remain in one position, you won’t need to continuously adjust them for privacy or light.

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

Ready for more ideas for how to use shutters in your stairwells? See 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 add new window treatments to your home contact us at 813-580-7288 or fill out the form below to schedule a free in-home consultation!