5 Reasons Why You Should Use Shutters On Your Stairwell Windows

Matt Thelander

Are your large stairwell windows uncovered because you’re not sure how to cover them? Are you trying to find a window treatment that gives added privacy and controls light? Adding window treatments such as shutters to your stairwell windows in Salt Lake City not only adds to your windows’ charm, but provides additional benefits, also. Here are 5 reasons to cover your stairwell windows with shutters.

Shutters Add Exterior And Interior Design Appeal

outside face of brick home with plantation shutters 

Installing shutters on your stairwell windows improves your home’s interior and adds curb appeal. People seeing your house from the outside notice your stairwell windows since they’re often tall and in interesting shapes. The louvers’ lines can be seen through the windows and give your house a special touch.

There are different types of plantation shutters to pick from to go with your home’s style. Polywood® faux wood shutters are a traditional choice that doesn’t go out of style. Ovation® wooden shutters bring the richness of wood into your home. Reclaimed wood shutters give an organic feel and add texture with their grooves and knots.

Shutters Help You Adjust Light And Add Privacy

Wooden shutters in tan staircase.

Shutters allow you to control the light coming in through your stairwell windows and also give you extra privacy. If you have stairwell windows that are low and near a landing, simply adjust the shutter louvers by tilting them open or closed, depending on your needs. If your windows are high and too tall to access, you can set the louvers in a horizontal position that lets light come through and provides some privacy for family members walking along the upper levels.

Shutters Can Increase Your Energy Efficiency

Polywood plantation shutters in brightly lit stairwell. 

Big stairwell windows are beautiful, but have the downside of being prone to energy loss. Plantation shutters provide extra insulation and, when closed, lower energy transfer through windows by 45%. They’re 1600% more energy efficient than traditional aluminum blinds.

You Can Find Custom Shutters To Fit Any Type Of Window

White plantation shutters adorning rounded window located in curved stairwell. 

Is your stairwell window circular, arched, sunray, or octagonal? Don’t worry if your window isn’t a standard shape, as Polywood and Ovation shutters can be constructed to fit any window beautifully. The shutters can be made with horizontal louvers, or in a sunburst or fan shape inside the shutter panel so that they’re easy to operate. That way, you can stay with the look of your uniquely-shaped window without it being covered by a standard rectangular shaped window cover such as blinds.

Shutters Are Low Maintenance

Many windows in stairwells can only be reached by ladder. If that’s the case, then you should have a window treatment that is low maintenance and will keep its stylish looks for a lifetime. Polywood shutters are coated with a UV-resistant paint so that they won’t yellow or fade over their lifetime. They’re exceedingly sturdy and can last decades if they’re maintained properly.

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

Find Out More

Ready for more ways to utilize shutters in your stairwells? Check out our idea gallery for other ideas for your stairwell windows as well as ideas for window treatments to go in other areas of your Salt Lake City home, like your kitchen, dining room, or bedrooms. Then when you’re ready to order your window treatments reach out to us at 801-515-3598 or fill out the form below to schedule a free in-home consultation!