Stairwell shutters

5 Reasons Why You Should Cover Your Stairwell Windows With Shutters

July 25, 2016

Are your large stairwell windows uncovered because you don’t know how to spruce them up? Are you trying to find a window treatment that provides privacy and light control? Shutters that cover your stairwell windows in Dallas not only enhances your windows’ charm, but gives you additional benefits, also. Here are 5 reasons to cover your stairwell windows with shutters.

Shutters Give Both Exterior And Interior Design Appeal

outside face of brick home with plantation shutters 

Installing shutters on your stairwell windows enhances your home’s interior and provides curb appeal. Neighbors looking at your home from the outside find their eyes drawn to your stairwell windows because they’re often in unique shapes and are tall. The louvers’ lines are visible through the windows and give your home a crisp, high-end touch.

There are many plantation shutters to select from to match your style and décor. Polywood® faux wood shutters are a traditional choice and blend well with any fashion. Ovation® wooden shutters bring the richness of wood into your home. Reclaimed wood shutters bring in a touch of nature and add texture with their unique grooves and knots.

Shutters Help You Adjust Light And Add Privacy

Ovation shutters in tan stairway.

Shutters help you control the light coming in through your stairwell windows and offer additional privacy. If you have stairwell windows that are low and accessible by a landing, you can easily adjust the shutter louvers to open or close, depending on how much light you want. With windows that are high and too tall to reach, you can keep the louvers in a horizontal position, which lets light stream in and also gives extra privacy for household members walking along the upper levels.

Shutters Can Increase Your House’s Energy Efficiency

Polywood plantation shutters in brightly lit stairwell. 

Big stairwell windows are elegant, but can be subject to heat dissipation. Plantation shutters are energy efficient and, when shut, lower heat transfer through windows by up to 45%. When compared to standard aluminum blinds, Polywood shutters are 17 times as energy efficient.

Shutters Can Be Customized To Fit Any Shape Of Window

White plantation shutters adorning rounded window located in spiral stairwell. 

Is your stairwell window circular, arched, sunray, or octagonal? Don’t worry 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 different window types, such as with round windows where the louvers are fit horizontally or in a fan or sunburst style to either reinforce or contrast the window shape. That way, you’ll maintain the look of your uniquely-shaped window without it being hidden by a rectangular shaped window cover like blinds.

Shutters Are Low Maintenance

Many windows in stairwells can only be accessed by ladder. If that’s the case, then you should have a window treatment that is low hassle and will remain beautiful for a lifetime. Polywood shutters won’t fade or yellow over their lifetime due to their UV-resistant coating. They’re extremely sturdy and can last a lifetime if they’re well maintained.

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

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

Want more ways to use shutters in your stairwells? See the Sunburst Shutters idea gallery for more inspiration for the windows in your stairwell as well as ideas for window treatments in other areas of your Dallas house, including your sunroom, bedrooms or living room. Then when you’re ready to add new window treatments to your home contact us at 214-301-5066 or fill out the form below to schedule a free in-home consultation!