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 what to do with them? Are you looking for a window treatment that controls light and provides privacy? Installing window treatments such as shutters on your stairwell windows in New Brunswick not only enhances your windows’ charm, but offers other benefits as well. Here are 5 reasons to cover your stairwell windows with shutters.

Shutters Give Both Interior And Exterior Design Appeal

Exterior face of brick home with plantation shutters 

Installing shutters on your stairwell windows enhances your home’s interior and adds curb appeal. Others who are viewing your home from the outside find themselves looking at your stairwell windows because 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 special touch.

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 that doesn’t go out of style. Ovation® wooden shutters add the rich warmth of wood. Reclaimed wood shutters give an organic feel and add texture with their interesting knots and grooves.

Shutters Help You Adjust Light And Add Privacy

Wooden shutters in tan stairwell.

Shutters help you control the light that comes 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 your needs. With windows that are high and hard to reach, you can have the louvers set in a horizontal position, which lets light come through and also adds privacy for family members who are in the upper levels.

Shutters Improve Your Energy Efficiency

White plantation shutters in well-lit stairwell. 

Stairwell windows that are large are elegant, but have the downside of being subject to heat loss. Plantation shutters are energy efficient and, when shut, reduce energy transfer through windows by 45%. They’re 17 times as energy efficient than regular aluminum blinds.

Shutters Can Be Made To Fit Any Shape Of Window

White plantation shutters adorning rounded window located in round stairwell. 

Is your stairwell window circular, arched, sunray, or octagonal? Polywood and Ovation shutters can be built to fit any window beautifully. You even have different options within specific window shapes, such as with round windows where the louvers can either be built horizontally or in a fan or sunburst pattern to either contrast or accentuate the window shape. That way, you’re able to maintain the look of your uniquely-shaped window without it being hidden by a square shaped window treatment like blinds.

Shutters Are Low Maintenance

Many windows in stairwells are out of normal reach and can only be reached by ladder. If that’s the case, then you need a window treatment that is easy to maintain and will remain beautiful for decades. Polywood shutters are finished with a UV-resistant paint , meaning they won’t fade or yellow over time. They’re exceedingly resilient and can last a lifetime if they’re well maintained.

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

Find Out More

Looking for more ways to use shutters in your stairwells? Check out our idea gallery for stairwell window treatment ideas as well as designs for window treatments in other areas of your New Brunswick house, including your living room, basement, or home office. Then when you’re ready to add new window treatments to your home reach out to us at 732-301-6168 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation!