Stairwell shutters

5 Reasons Why You Should Use Shutters On Your Stairwell Windows

July 25, 2016

Are you stairwell windows still uncovered because you don’t know how to spruce them up? Are you looking for 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 offers other benefits, also. Here are 5 reasons to use shutters on your stairwell windows.

Shutters Give Exterior And Interior Design Appeal

Exterior view of brick home with plantation shutters 

Installing shutters on your stairwell windows improves your interior space and adds curb appeal. People looking at your house from the outside find themselves viewing your stairwell windows because they’re taller than other windows and often are in unique shapes. The louvers’ horizontal lines show through the windows and give your house a special touch.

There are many plantation shutters to select from to match your décor and style. Polywood® faux wood shutters are a traditional choice and match almost any décor. Ovation® wooden shutters add the rich warmth of wood. Reclaimed wood shutters bring nature inside and add texture with their unique 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 your stairwell windows are low and near a landing, simply adjust the shutter louvers by tilting them open or closed, depending on how much light you want. 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 moving around the upper levels.

Shutters Help Your Home’s Energy Efficiency

White plantation shutters in brightly lit stairwell. 

Big stairwell windows 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%. They’re 17 times as energy efficient than normal aluminum blinds.

Shutters Can Be Customized To Fit Any Type Of Window

White plantation shutters adorning 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. The shutters can be built with horizontal louvers, or in a fan shape or sunburst inside the shutter panel so that they’re easy to adjust. That way, you’re able to stay with the appeal of your uniquely-shaped window without it being covered by a square shaped window cover such as blinds.

Shutters Are Easy To Maintain

Many windows in stairwells are out of normal reach and can only be accessed by ladder. If that’s the case, then you need 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 coating. They’re exceedingly sturdy and can last a lifetime if they’re well maintained.

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

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

Want 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!

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