5 Reasons Why You Should Use Shutters On Your Stairwell Windows

Holly Perron

Are you stairwell windows still uncovered because you don’t know how to spruce them up? Do you want a window treatment that controls light and provides privacy? Shutters that cover your stairwell windows in Philadelphia not only adds to the beauty of your windows, but provides other benefits, also. Here are 5 reasons to use shutters on your stairwell windows.

Shutters Give Exterior And Interior Design Appeal

outside view of brick home with plantation shutters 

Installing shutters on your stairwell windows not only enhances your stairwell, but it also gives extra curb appeal. People looking at your house from the outside have their eyes drawn to your stairwell windows because they’re often in interesting shapes and are taller than other windows. The horizontal lines of the louvers show through the windows and give your house a special touch.

There are a variety of plantation shutters to select from to go with your décor and style. Polywood® faux wood shutters are a classic window treatment and match almost any décor. Ovation® wooden shutters bring the richness of wood into your home. Reclaimed wood shutters bring nature inside and add texture with their interesting knots and grooves.

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 near a landing, simply adjust the shutter louvers by tilting them open or closed, depending on your needs. If you have high windows that are tricky to access, you can keep the louvers in a horizontal position that lets light stream in and also adds privacy for family members walking along the upper levels.

Shutters Help Your House’s Energy Efficiency

White plantation shutters in brightly lit stairwell. 

Stairwell windows that are large are beautiful, but can be susceptible to energy dissipation. Plantation shutters provide extra insulation and, when shut, reduce heat transfer through windows by up to 45%. In comparison to normal aluminum blinds, Polywood shutters are 1600% more energy efficient.

Shutters Can Be Customized To Fit Any Shape Of Window

White plantation shutters decorating arched window located in curved stairwell. 

What shape is your stairwell window? Is it angled, round, or otherwise non-rectangular? Don’t worry if your window isn’t a standard shape, as Polywood and Ovation shutters can be constructed to fit any window perfectly. You even have different options within different window styles, such as with round windows where the louvers are fit horizontally or in a sunburst or fan style to either reinforce or contrast the window shape. And your window’s unique shape won’t be masked by a rectangular window treatment such as shades or blinds.

Shutters Are Easy To Maintain

If your stairwell window can only be reached by a ladder, then you want a window treatment that is low maintenance and will remain beautiful for decades. Polywood shutters won’t fade or yellow over time due to their UV-resistant finish. They’re exceedingly sturdy and can last a lifetime if they’re well maintained.

Shutters are also a good option for stairwells because they’re easy to clean. And if you keep your shutter louvers in a set position, you won’t need to continuously adjust them for privacy or light.

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

Looking for more ways to utilize shutters in your stairwells? Take a look at our idea gallery for stairwell window treatment ideas as well as designs for window treatments in other areas of your Philadelphia home, including your sunroom, bedrooms or living room. Then when you’re ready to talk about your window options contact us at 215-874-4897 or fill out the form below to schedule a free in-home consultation!