Stairwell shutters

5 Reasons Why You Should Use Shutters On Your Stairwell Windows

July 25, 2016

Are your large stairwell windows bare because you don’t know how to cover them? Are you looking for a window treatment that gives added privacy and controls light? Installing window treatments such as shutters on your stairwell windows in Cleveland not only enhances your windows’ charm, but gives you additional benefits, also. Here are 5 reasons to use shutters on your stairwell windows.

Shutters Add Both Exterior And Interior Design Appeal

Exterior facade of brick home with plantation shutters 

Using shutters on your stairwell windows not only adds style to your interior space, but it also gives extra curb appeal. Others who are seeing your house from the outside notice your stairwell windows since they’re often in unique shapes and are tall. The horizontal lines of the louvers are visible through the windows and give your house a classy look.

There are different types of plantation shutters to pick from to highlight your décor and style. Polywood® faux wood shutters are a traditional window treatment and match almost any décor. Ovation® wooden shutters add the rich warmth of wood. Reclaimed wood shutters bring in a touch of nature and add texture with their unique knots and grooves.

Shutters Let You Adjust Light And Add Privacy

Ovation plantation shutters in tan stairway.

Shutters allow you to control the light that comes through your stairwell windows and also give you extra privacy. If you have stairwell windows that are low and near a landing, simply adjust the shutter louvers by tilting them open or closed, depending on your needs. If your windows are high and tricky to access, you can have the louvers set in a horizontal position that lets light come through and also provides some privacy for household members walking along the upper levels.

Shutters Can Help Your Home’s Energy Efficiency

Polywood plantation shutters in well-lit stairwell. 

Stairwell windows that are large are classy, but may also be susceptible to heat loss. Plantation shutters are energy efficient and, when shut, lower energy transfer through windows by 45%. In comparison to regular aluminum blinds, Polywood shutters are 1600% more energy efficient.

Shutters Can Be Built To Fit Any Type Of Window

White plantation shutters decorating rounded window located in curved stairwell. 

What shape is your stairwell window? Is it angled, round, or otherwise non-rectangular? Polywood and Ovation shutters can be built to fit any window beautifully. The shutters can be built with horizontal louvers, or in a sunburst or fan shape inside the shutter panel so that they’re easy to operate. And the unique shape of your windows won’t be covered by a rectangular window treatment such as blinds or shades.

Shutters Are Easy To Maintain

If your stairwell window is only accessible by a ladder, then you need a window treatment that is low hassle and will look stunning for decades. Polywood shutters are coated 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 maintained properly.

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

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

Ready for more ideas for how to incorporate shutters in your stairwells? See the Sunburst Shutters idea gallery for more inspiration for the windows in your stairwell as well as designs for window treatments for other areas of your Cleveland house, including your living room, basement, or home office. Then when you’re ready to talk about your window options call us at 440-561-6787 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation!