5 Reasons Why You Should Cover Your Stairwell Windows With Shutters07/25/2016Jacob Hayes Are your large stairwell windows uncovered because you’re not sure how to cover 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 Kingsport not only increases the beauty of your windows, but gives you additional benefits as well. Here are 5 reasons to use shutters on your stairwell windows. Shutters Have Both Interior And Exterior Design Appeal Covering your stairwell windows with shutters enhances your stairwell and provides curb appeal. Neighbors looking at your house from the outside notice your stairwell windows because they’re taller than other windows and often are in unique shapes. The louvers’ lines can be seen through the windows and give your home a crisp, high-end touch. There are a variety of plantation shutters to select from to go with your style and décor. Polywood® faux wood shutters are a classic window treatment that doesn’t go out of style. Ovation® wooden shutters add the warmth of wood. Reclaimed wood shutters bring in a touch of nature and add texture with their unique knots and grooves. Shutters Help You Adjust Light And Add Privacy Shutters let you control the light that comes through your stairwell windows and also give you extra privacy. With low stairwell windows just above a landing, it’s easy to tilt the shutter louvers open or closed, depending on how much light you want. With windows that are high and tricky to reach, you can set the louvers in a horizontal position, which lets light come through and adds privacy for household members moving around the upper levels. Shutters Improve Your Energy Efficiency Big stairwell windows are elegant, but may also be prone to energy dissipation. Plantation shutters are energy efficient and, when closed, lower heat transfer through windows by up to 45%. When compared to regular aluminum blinds, Polywood shutters are 1600% more energy efficient. Shutters Can Be Customized To Fit Any Style Of Window Is your stairwell window angled, round, or otherwise non-rectangular? Polywood and Ovation shutters can be built to fit any window beautifully. The shutters can be made with horizontal louvers, or in a sunburst or fan shape inside the shutter panel so that they’re easy to adjust. And the unique shape of your windows won’t be hiding behind a rectangular window treatment like blinds or shades. Shutters Are Easy To Maintain If your stairwell window can only be reached by a ladder, then you need a window treatment that is easy to maintain and will keep its stylish looks for years. Polywood shutters won’t yellow or fade over the years due to their UV-resistant finish. They’re incredibly durable and can last decades if they’re well maintained. Shutters are also simple to keep clean. And if your shutter louvers remain in a fixed position, you won’t need to continuously adjust them for privacy or light. Find Out More Ready for more ways to use shutters in your stairwells? See the Sunburst Shutters idea gallery for other ideas for your stairwell windows as well as inspiration for window treatments in other areas of your Kingsport home, like your living room, basement, or home office. Then when you’re ready to add new window treatments to your home call us at 276-378-7422 or fill out the form below to schedule a free in-home consultation!