5 Reasons Why You Should Cover Your Stairwell Windows With Shutters

Collins Jones

Are your large stairwell windows uncovered because you’re not sure what to do with them? 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

Exterior face of brick home with plantation shutters 

Installing shutters on your stairwell windows enhances your home’s interior and provides curb appeal. People viewing your home from the outside find their eyes drawn to your stairwell windows because they’re often tall and in interesting shapes. The louvers’ lines can be seen through the windows and give your home a crisp, high-end touch.

There are many plantation shutters to select from to go with your home’s style. Polywood® faux wood shutters are a traditional choice that doesn’t go out of style. Ovation® wooden shutters add the rich warmth of wood. 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. With low stairwell windows near a landing, it’s easy to tilt the shutter louvers open or closed, depending on your needs. If your windows 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 Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency

Polywood plantation shutters in brightly lit stairwell. 

Stairwell windows that are large are elegant, but can be prone to heat dissipation. Plantation shutters are energy efficient and, when shut, lower heat transfer through windows by up to 45%. When compared to regular aluminum blinds, Polywood shutters are 17 times as energy efficient.

Shutters Can Be Customized To Fit Any Type Of Window

White plantation shutters adorning rounded window located in round stairwell. 

Is your stairwell window circular, arched, sunray, or octagonal? Don’t fear if your window isn’t a standard shape, as Polywood and Ovation shutters can be constructed to fit any window beautifully. The shutters can be made with horizontal louvers, or in a sunburst or fan shape inside the shutter panel, making them easy to adjust. That way, you’ll maintain the look of your uniquely-shaped window without it being masked by a standard 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 easy to maintain and will remain beautiful for years. Polywood shutters are finished with a UV-resistant paint so that they won’t fade or yellow over the years. They’re incredibly sturdy and can last a lifetime if they’re well maintained.

Shutters are also simple to keep clean. And if your shutter louvers stay in one 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 utilize shutters in your stairwells? See the Sunburst Shutters idea gallery for more inspiration for the windows in your stairwell as well as inspiration for window treatments in other areas of your Dallas house, such as your sunroom, bedrooms or living room. Then when you’re ready to add new window treatments to your home call us at 214-301-5066 or fill out the form below to schedule a free in-home consultation!