Stairwell shutters

5 Reasons Why You Should Cover Your Stairwell Windows With Shutters

July 25, 2016

Are your large stairwell windows bare because you haven’t decided what to do with them? Do you want a window treatment that gives added privacy and controls light? Adding window treatments such as shutters to your stairwell windows in Atlanta not only enhances the beauty of your windows, but provides other benefits, also. Here are 5 reasons to use shutters on your stairwell windows.

Shutters Give Both Exterior And Interior Design Appeal

Exterior face of stone home with plantation shutters 

Using shutters on your stairwell windows enhances your interior space and provides curb appeal. People viewing your home from the outside notice your stairwell windows because they’re often in interesting shapes and are taller than other windows. The louvers’ lines are visible through the windows and give your house a classy look.

There are different types of plantation shutters to select from to highlight your home’s style. Polywood® faux wood shutters are a classic window treatment that doesn’t go out of style. Ovation® wooden shutters add the rich warmth of wood. Reclaimed wood shutters bring nature inside and add texture with their unique grooves and knots.

Shutters Let You Adjust Light And Add Privacy

Wooden shutters in tan stairwell.

Shutters help you control the light that comes through your stairwell windows and also provide privacy. If you have stairwell windows that are low and near a landing, you can easily adjust the shutter louvers to open or close, depending on how light you want it to be. If your windows are high and tricky to access, you can have the louvers set in a horizontal position, which allows light to come through and also gives extra privacy for family members who are in the upper levels.

Shutters Help Your Energy Efficiency

Polywood plantation shutters in well-lit stairwell. 

Large stairwell windows are beautiful, but can be subject to heat dissipation. Plantation shutters are effective insulators and, when closed, lower heat transfer through windows by up to 45%. In comparison to normal aluminum blinds, Polywood shutters are 17 times as energy efficient.

Shutters Can Be Customized To Fit Any Type Of Window

White plantation shutters adorning arched window located in spiral stairwell. 

What shape is your stairwell window? Is it circular, arched, sunray, or octagonal? Polywood and Ovation shutters can be made to fit any window seamlessly. The shutters can be fit with horizontal louvers, or in a sunburst or fan shape inside the shutter panel so that they’re easy to adjust. That way, you’re able to keep the visual of a uniquely-shaped window without it being masked by a square shaped window cover like blinds.

Shutters Are Easy To Maintain

Many windows in stairwells can only be reached with a ladder. If that’s the case, then you want a window treatment that is low hassle and will look stunning for a lifetime. Polywood shutters are finished with a UV-resistant paint so that they won’t fade or yellow over the years. They’re extremely resilient and can last a lifetime if they’re well maintained.

Shutters are also a perfect window treatment for stairwells because they’re easy to clean. And if your shutter louvers remain in one position, you won’t have to constantly adjust them for light or privacy.

Find Out More

Looking for more ideas for how to incorporate shutters in your stairwells? Visit the Sunburst Shutters idea gallery for more inspiration for the windows in your stairwell as well as inspiration for window treatments for other areas of your Atlanta house, such as your sunroom, bedrooms or living room. Then when you’re ready to talk about your window options call us at 404-962-8517 or fill out the form below to schedule a free in-home consultation!