5 Reasons To Use Shutters On Your Stairwell Windows

Cory Cryer

Are your large stairwell windows bare because you don’t know what to do with them? Are you looking for a window treatment that gives added privacy and controls light? Installing window treatments such as shutters on your stairwell windows in Houston not only adds to the beauty of your windows, but offers additional benefits, also. Here are 5 reasons to cover your stairwell windows with shutters.

Shutters Give Exterior And Interior Design Appeal

Exterior view of brick home with plantation shutters 

Covering your stairwell windows with shutters adds style to your stairwell and gives extra curb appeal. Others who are looking at your home from the outside notice your stairwell windows since they’re often in unique shapes and are tall. The louvers’ lines are visible through the windows and give your home a classy look.

There are a variety of plantation shutters to choose from to go with your home’s style. Polywood® faux wood shutters are a traditional window treatment and blend well with any fashion. Ovation® wooden shutters add the rich warmth of wood. Reclaimed wood shutters bring nature inside and add texture with their knots and grooves.

Shutters Let You Adjust Light And Add Privacy

Ovation shutters in tan staircase.

Shutters help you control the light streaming in from your stairwell windows and also give you extra privacy. With low stairwell windows near a landing, simply adjust the shutter louvers by tilting them open or closed, depending on your needs. If you have high windows that are hard to access, you can have the louvers set in a horizontal position, which lets light stream in and also provides some privacy for family members moving around the upper levels.

Shutters Help Your Energy Efficiency

Polywood plantation shutters in brightly lit stairwell. 

Big stairwell windows are classy, but have the downside of being susceptible to energy dissipation. Plantation shutters are energy efficient and, when shut, lower heat transfer through windows by 45%. They’re 17 times as energy efficient than normal aluminum blinds.

Shutters Can Be Made To Fit Any Type Of Window

White plantation shutters covering rounded 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 choices within different window shapes, such as with round windows where the louvers are placed horizontally or in a fan or sunburst style to either reinforce or contrast the window shape. And your window’s unique shape won’t be covered by a rectangular window treatment like blinds or shades.

Shutters Are Easy To Maintain

Many windows in stairwells can only be accessed by ladder. If that’s the case, then you should have a window treatment that is easy to maintain and will remain beautiful for decades. Polywood shutters are finished with a UV-resistant paint so that they won’t yellow or fade over the years. They’re extremely sturdy and can last decades if they’re well cared for.

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

Find Out More

Looking for more ideas for how to use shutters in your stairwells? Take a look at our idea gallery for other ideas for your stairwell windows as well as inspiration for window treatments for other areas of your Houston house, such as your kitchen, dining room, or bedrooms. Then when you’re ready to talk about your window options call us at 713-853-9629 or fill out the form below to schedule a free in-home consultation!