Stairwell shutters

5 Reasons Why You Should Cover Your Stairwell Windows With Shutters

July 25, 2016

Are your large stairwell windows bare because you’re not sure how to cover them? Are you looking for a window treatment that controls light and provides privacy? Adding window treatments such as shutters to your stairwell windows in Jacksonville not only adds to your window’s beauty, but provides additional benefits, also. Here are 5 reasons to use shutters on your stairwell windows.

Shutters Add Exterior And Interior Design Appeal

outside facade of stone home with plantation shutters 

Installing shutters on your stairwell windows not only improves your interior space, but it also gives extra curb appeal. Neighbors viewing your home from the outside find themselves viewing your stairwell windows since 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 home a classy look.

There are many plantation shutters to choose from to match your home’s style. Polywood® faux wood shutters are a classic window treatment and blend well with any fashion. Ovation® wooden shutters add the warmth of wood. Reclaimed wood shutters bring in a touch of nature and add texture with their unique knots and grooves.

Shutters Help You Adjust Light And Add Privacy

Wooden shutters in tan stairway.

Shutters help you control the light coming in through your stairwell windows and also provide privacy. If your stairwell windows are low and accessible by a landing, you can easily adjust the shutter louvers to open or close, depending on how light you want it to be. If your windows are high and too tall to reach, you can set the louvers in a horizontal position, which lets light come through and also provides some privacy for household members moving around the upper levels.

Shutters Can Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency

White plantation shutters in well-lit stairwell. 

Big stairwell windows are elegant, but may also be subject to heat dissipation. Plantation shutters are energy efficient and, when shut, lower energy transfer through windows by 45%. They’re 1600% more energy efficient than normal aluminum blinds.

Shutters Can Be Customized To Fit Any Style Of Window

White plantation shutters adorning rounded window located in round stairwell. 

Is your stairwell window angled, round, or otherwise non-rectangular? Don’t fear if your window isn’t a standard shape, as Polywood and Ovation shutters can be made to fit any window beautifully. You even have different options within specific window styles, such as with round windows where the louvers are built horizontally or in a fan or sunburst arrangement to either accentuate or contrast the window shape. That way, you can keep the look of your uniquely-shaped window without it being hidden by a square shaped window treatment such as blinds.

Shutters Are Easy To Maintain

If your stairwell window is only accessible by a ladder, then you want a window treatment that is easily cared for and will look stunning for decades. Polywood shutters won’t fade or yellow over their lifetime due to their UV-resistant coating. They’re incredibly resilient and will last decades if they’re well maintained.

Shutters are also simple to keep clean. And if your shutter louvers are kept in one position, you won’t need to adjust them for light or privacy.

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

Want more ideas for how to incorporate shutters in your stairwells? See our idea gallery for other ideas for your stairwell windows as well as designs for window treatments to go in other areas of your Jacksonville home, like your sunroom, bedrooms or living room. Then when you’re ready to order your window treatments contact us at 904-289-1663 or fill out the form below to schedule a free in-home consultation!

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