5 Reasons Why You Should Use Shutters On Your Stairwell Windows07/25/2016Mike Horn Are you stairwell windows still uncovered because you’re not sure how to spruce them up? 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 Installing shutters on your stairwell windows enhances your home’s interior and adds curb appeal. Others who are looking at your home from the outside find themselves looking at your stairwell windows because they’re often tall and in interesting shapes. 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 pick from to go with your style and décor. 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 give an organic feel and add texture with their interesting knots and grooves. Shutters Let You Adjust Light And Add Privacy Shutters help you control the light coming in through your stairwell windows and offer additional privacy. With low stairwell windows just above a landing, it’s easy to tilt the shutter louvers open or closed, depending on your needs. With windows that are high and tricky to reach, you can set the louvers in a horizontal position, which lets light come through and also adds privacy for family members who are in the upper levels. Shutters Increase Your Energy Efficiency Stairwell windows that are large are elegant, but have the downside of being prone 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 Built To Fit Any Shape Of Window 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 certain window shapes, such as with round windows where the louvers can either be fit horizontally or in a fan or sunburst pattern to either contrast or accentuate the window shape. That way, you’re able to keep 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 with a 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 decades if they’re well maintained. Shutters are also a breeze 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? See our idea gallery for stairwell window treatment ideas as well as designs for window treatments for other areas of your New Brunswick house, such as your kitchen, dining room, or bedrooms. Then when you’re ready to order your window treatments reach out to us at 732-301-6168 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation!