Stairwell shutters

5 Reasons Why You Should Use Shutters On Your Stairwell Windows

July 25, 2016

Are you stairwell windows still uncovered because you don’t know how to cover them? Are you trying to find a window treatment that gives added privacy and controls light? Shutters that cover your stairwell windows in Denver not only increases the beauty of your windows, but provides additional benefits as well. Here are 5 reasons to cover your stairwell windows with shutters.

Shutters Add Interior And Exterior Design Appeal

outside face of brick home with plantation shutters 

Covering your stairwell windows with shutters not only enhances your interior space, but it also provides curb appeal. Neighbors seeing your house from the outside notice your stairwell windows since they’re often in unique shapes and are tall. The louvers’ horizontal lines show through the windows and give your house a classy look.

There are different types of plantation shutters to choose from to highlight your home’s style. Polywood® faux wood shutters are a traditional 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 knots and grooves.

Shutters Let You Adjust Light And Add Privacy

Ovation plantation shutters in tan stairway.

Shutters help you control the light coming in through your stairwell windows and also provide privacy. If you have stairwell windows that are low and accessible by a landing, simply adjust the shutter louvers by tilting them open or closed, depending on how light you want it to be. If you have high windows that are too tall to access, you can have the louvers set in a horizontal position, which lets light stream in and gives extra privacy for household members walking along the upper levels.

Shutters Can Improve Your Energy Efficiency

White plantation shutters in brightly lit stairwell. 

Large stairwell windows are classy, but can be prone to heat dissipation. Plantation shutters are energy efficient and, when shut, lower heat transfer through windows by 45%. In comparison to normal aluminum blinds, Polywood shutters are 17 times as energy efficient.

Shutters Can Be Built To Fit Any Shape Of Window

White plantation shutters covering rounded window located in round stairwell. 

Is your stairwell window circular, arched, sunray, or octagonal? No matter your window’s shape, Polywood and Ovation shutters can be made to fit any window seamlessly. You even have different choices within different window styles, such as with round windows where the louvers can either be fit horizontally or in a sunburst or fan pattern to either accentuate or contrast the window shape. That way, you’ll stay with the look of a uniquely-shaped window without it being hidden by a rectangular shaped window cover such as blinds.

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 keep its stylish looks for decades. Polywood shutters won’t yellow or fade over their lifetime due to their UV-resistant coating. They’re exceedingly resilient and can last years if they’re maintained properly.

Shutters are also a good choice for stairwells because they’re a breeze to clean. And if you keep your shutter louvers in a set position, you won’t need to constantly adjust them for privacy or light.

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

Looking for more inspiration for how to utilize shutters in your stairwells? Take a look at the Sunburst Shutters idea gallery for other ideas for your stairwell windows as well as inspiration for window treatments to go in other areas of your Denver house, including your living room, basement, or home office. Then when you’re ready to talk about your window options call us at 720-538-0182 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation!

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