5 Reasons Why You Should Cover Your Stairwell Windows With Shutters

Gary Harding

Are you stairwell windows still uncovered because you haven’t decided how to cover them? Are you looking for a window treatment that provides privacy and light control? Shutters that cover your stairwell windows in Colorado Springs not only enhances your window’s beauty, but provides other benefits as well. Here are 5 reasons to cover your stairwell windows with shutters.

Shutters Add Both Interior And Exterior Design Appeal

Exterior face of brick home with plantation shutters 

Using shutters on your stairwell windows not only improves your home’s interior, but it also provides curb appeal. Others who are seeing your home from the outside find themselves looking at your stairwell windows since they’re often tall and in interesting shapes. The louvers’ horizontal lines show through the windows and give your house a classy look.

There are many plantation shutters to select from to highlight your style and décor. Polywood® faux wood shutters are a classic window treatment that doesn’t go out of style. Ovation® wooden shutters add the warmth of wood. Reclaimed wood shutters bring in a touch of nature and add texture with their interesting knots and grooves.

Shutters Help You Adjust Light And Add Privacy

Wooden shutters in tan staircase.

Shutters help you control the light streaming in from your stairwell windows and also provide privacy. If your stairwell windows are low and just above a landing, you can easily adjust the shutter louvers to open or close, depending on how light you want it to be. If you have high windows that are hard to access, you can set the louvers in a horizontal position that lets light stream in and also adds privacy for household members who are in the upper levels.

Shutters Can Improve Your Energy Efficiency

Polywood plantation shutters in brightly lit stairwell. 

Big stairwell windows are elegant, but have the downside of being susceptible to energy loss. Plantation shutters are energy efficient and, when shut, lower heat transfer through windows by 45%. In comparison to regular aluminum blinds, Polywood shutters are 1600% more energy efficient.

Shutters Can Be Made To Fit Any Shape Of Window

White plantation shutters decorating rounded window located in curved stairwell. 

Is your stairwell window circular, arched, sunray, or octagonal? Polywood and Ovation shutters can be built to fit any window seamlessly. You even have different options within different window styles, such as with round windows where the louvers are built horizontally or in a fan or sunburst pattern to either accentuate or contrast the window shape. And your window’s unique shape won’t be covered by a rectangular window treatment like blinds or shades.

Shutters Are Easy To Maintain

Many windows in stairwells can only be accessed by ladder. If that’s the case, then you want a window treatment that is easy to maintain and will keep its stylish looks for years. Polywood shutters won’t yellow or fade over time due to their UV-resistant coating. They’re extremely resilient and will last a lifetime if they’re maintained properly.

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

Find Out More

Ready for more inspiration for how to use shutters in your stairwells? Take a look at our idea gallery for other ideas for your stairwell windows as well as designs for window treatments for other areas of your Colorado Springs home, such as your sunroom, bedrooms or living room. Then when you’re ready to talk about your window options contact us at 303-625-6431 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation!