Stairwell shutters

5 Reasons Why You Should Cover Your Stairwell Windows With Shutters

July 25, 2016

Do you have large stairwell windows that are uncovered because you’re not sure how to cover them? Do you want a window treatment that provides privacy and light control? Adding window treatments such as shutters to your stairwell windows in Kingsport not only enhances your window’s beauty, but gives you additional benefits as well. Here are 5 reasons to use shutters on your stairwell windows.

Shutters Add Interior And Exterior Design Appeal

Exterior face of brick home with plantation shutters 

Installing shutters on your stairwell windows enhances your stairwell and provides curb appeal. People 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 classy look.

There are a variety of plantation shutters to select from to go with your home’s style. Polywood® faux wood shutters are a traditional choice and blend well with any fashion. 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

Wooden shutters in tan stairwell.

Shutters allow you to control the light coming in through your stairwell windows and also give you extra privacy. With low stairwell windows just above a landing, you can easily adjust the shutter louvers to open or close, depending on your needs. With windows that are high and tricky to reach, you can have the louvers set in a horizontal position, which allows light to come through and adds privacy for household members moving around the upper levels.

Shutters Improve Your Energy Efficiency

White plantation shutters in well-lit stairwell. 

Big stairwell windows are elegant, but don’t forget that they are subject to energy dissipation. Plantation shutters are effective insulators 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

White plantation shutters covering rounded window located in round stairwell. 

Is your stairwell window angled, round, or otherwise non-rectangular? No matter your window’s shape, 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 are placed horizontally or in a sunburst or fan style to either accentuate or contrast the window shape. And the unique shape of your windows won’t be hiding behind a rectangular window treatment like shades or blinds.

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 look stunning for years. Polywood shutters won’t yellow or fade over the years due to their UV-resistant coating. They’re extremely durable and can last decades if they’re well maintained.

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

Find Out More

Ready for more ways to utilize shutters in your stairwells? See the Sunburst Shutters idea gallery for stairwell window treatment ideas as well as inspiration for window treatments for other areas of your Kingsport home, like your kitchen, dining room, or bedrooms. Then when you’re ready to add new window treatments to your home contact us at 276-685-5343 or fill out the form below to schedule a free in-home consultation!

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