Stairwell shutters

5 Reasons Why You Should Cover Your Stairwell Windows With Shutters

July 25, 2016

Do you have large stairwell windows that are bare because you’re not sure how to cover them? Do you want a window treatment that controls light and provides privacy? Shutters that cover your stairwell windows in Phoenix not only adds to your window’s beauty, but gives you additional benefits as well. Here are 5 reasons to cover your stairwell windows with shutters.

Shutters Have Both Exterior And Interior Design Appeal

outside view of stone home with plantation shutters 

Using shutters on your stairwell windows not only improves your home’s interior, but it also gives extra curb appeal. Others who are viewing your home from the outside notice your stairwell windows since they’re often in unique shapes and are tall. The horizontal lines of the louvers are visible through the windows and give your home a classy look.

There are a variety of plantation shutters to choose from to highlight your décor and style. Polywood® faux wood shutters are a traditional window treatment that doesn’t go out of style. Ovation® wooden shutters add the rich warmth of wood. Reclaimed wood shutters give an organic feel and add texture with their knots and grooves.

Shutters Let You Adjust Light And Add Privacy

Wooden shutters in tan stairway.

Shutters let you control the light streaming in from your stairwell windows and offer additional privacy. If you have stairwell windows that are low and just above 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 that lets light come through and also adds privacy for family members moving around the upper levels.

Shutters Can Help Your Home’s Energy Efficiency

Polywood plantation shutters in brightly lit stairwell. 

Big stairwell windows are classy, but don’t forget that they are prone to energy dissipation. Plantation shutters are energy efficient and, when closed, reduce energy transfer through windows by up to 45%. They’re 1600% more energy efficient than normal aluminum blinds.

You Can Find Custom Shutters To Fit Any Shape Of Window

White plantation shutters covering rounded window located in curved stairwell. 

Is your stairwell window circular, arched, sunray, or octagonal? No matter your window’s shape, Polywood and Ovation shutters can be built to fit any window beautifully. The shutters can be fit 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 hiding behind a rectangular window treatment like blinds or shades.

Shutters Are Low Maintenance

If your stairwell window is only accessible by a ladder, then you should have a window treatment that is low hassle and will remain beautiful for a lifetime. Polywood shutters are finished with a UV-resistant paint , meaning they won’t yellow or fade over the years. They’re extremely resilient and will last decades if they’re maintained properly.

Shutters are also easy to keep clean. And if you keep your shutter louvers in one position, you won’t have to continuously adjust them for light or privacy.

Find Out More About Why Shutters Are The Perfect Choice For Your Stairwells

Want more ideas for how to incorporate shutters in your stairwells? Visit the Sunburst Shutters idea gallery for stairwell window treatment ideas as well as designs for window treatments for other areas of your Phoenix house, like your sunroom, bedrooms or living room. Then when you’re ready to talk about your window options reach out to us at 480-485-7743 or fill out the form below to schedule a free in-home consultation!