Stairwell shutters

5 Reasons Why You Should Use Shutters On Your Stairwell Windows

July 25, 2016

Are your large stairwell windows uncovered because you haven’t decided how to cover them? Are you trying to find a window treatment that gives added privacy and controls light? Shutters that cover your stairwell windows in Raleigh not only adds to the beauty of your windows, but provides other benefits as well. Here are 5 reasons to use shutters on your stairwell windows.

Shutters Add Both Interior And Exterior Design Appeal

Exterior face of stone home with plantation shutters 

Installing shutters on your stairwell windows improves your stairwell and adds curb appeal. People viewing your home from the outside notice your stairwell windows since they’re taller than other windows and often are in unique shapes. The louvers’ horizontal lines are visible through the windows and give your home a classy look.

There are many plantation shutters to choose from to highlight your home’s style. Polywood® faux wood shutters are a traditional choice and match almost any décor. Ovation® wooden shutters add the warmth of wood. Reclaimed wood shutters bring nature inside and add texture with their unique grooves and knots.

Shutters Help You Adjust Light And Add Privacy

Wooden shutters in tan staircase.

Shutters let you control the light that comes through your stairwell windows and offer additional privacy. If your stairwell windows are low and accessible by a landing, you can easily adjust the shutter louvers to open or close, depending on your needs. If you have high windows that are hard to reach, you can have the louvers set in a horizontal position, which lets light stream in and provides some privacy for family members walking along the upper levels.

Shutters Increase Your Energy Efficiency

Polywood plantation shutters in brightly lit stairwell. 

Stairwell windows that are large are beautiful, but don’t forget that they are prone to energy loss. Plantation shutters provide extra insulation and, when closed, lower energy transfer through windows by 45%. In comparison to regular aluminum blinds, Polywood shutters are 17 times as energy efficient.

You Can Get Custom Shutters To Fit Any Type Of Window

White plantation shutters covering arched window located in spiral 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 perfectly. The shutters can be made with horizontal louvers, or in a fan shape or sunburst inside the shutter panel, making them easy to adjust. And your window’s unique shape 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 want a window treatment that is easy to maintain and will remain beautiful for decades. Polywood shutters are finished with a UV-resistant paint , meaning they won’t yellow or fade over the years. They’re extremely resilient and can last a lifetime if they’re well maintained.

Shutters are also a breeze to keep clean. And if your shutter louvers stay in one 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

Ready for more ways to incorporate shutters in your stairwells? Take a look at the Sunburst Shutters idea gallery for more inspiration for the windows in your stairwell as well as ideas for window treatments to go in other areas of your Raleigh house, like your sunroom, bedrooms or living room. Then when you’re ready to talk about your window options contact us at 919-887-9198 or fill out the form below to schedule a free in-home consultation!