Stairwell shutters

5 Reasons Why You Should Use Shutters On Your Stairwell Windows

July 25, 2016

Are your large stairwell windows uncovered because you don’t know how to spruce them up? 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 Houston not only adds to your window’s beauty, 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 tall and in interesting shapes. The louvers’ lines are visible through the windows and give your home a crisp, high-end touch.

There are many plantation shutters to pick from to match your style and décor. Polywood® faux wood shutters are a traditional window treatment and blend well with any fashion. Ovation® wooden shutters bring the richness of wood into your home. Reclaimed wood shutters give an organic feel and add texture with their knots and grooves.

Shutters Let You Adjust Light And Add Privacy

Ovation shutters in tan stairwell.

Shutters help you control the light streaming in from your stairwell windows and also give you extra privacy. If your stairwell windows are low and near a landing, simply adjust the shutter louvers by tilting them open or closed, depending on how much light you want. If you have high windows that are tricky to access, you can have the louvers set in a horizontal position, which lets light stream in and also gives extra privacy for family members walking along the upper levels.

Shutters Help Your Energy Efficiency

Polywood plantation shutters in brightly lit stairwell. 

Stairwell windows that are large are beautiful, 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 Built 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 seamlessly. You even have different choices within different window types, such as with round windows where the louvers are placed horizontally or in a fan or sunburst style to either contrast or accentuate 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

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 are finished with a UV-resistant paint so that they won’t yellow or fade over the years. They’re incredibly 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 remain in a fixed position, you won’t have to adjust them for privacy or light.

Find Out More

Want more ideas for how to utilize shutters in your stairwells? Take a look at our idea gallery for stairwell window treatment ideas as well as ideas for window treatments in 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 contact us at 713-853-9629 or fill out the form below to schedule a free in-home consultation!