5 Reasons To Use Shutters On Your Stairwell Windows07/25/2016Curtis Orton Are your large stairwell windows uncovered because you’re not sure what to do with them? Are you looking for a window treatment that provides privacy and light control? Adding window treatments such as shutters to your stairwell windows in San Jose 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 Add Exterior And Interior Design Appeal Covering your stairwell windows with shutters enhances your home’s interior and provides curb appeal. Neighbors seeing your house from the outside find themselves looking at your stairwell windows since they’re often tall and in interesting shapes. The horizontal lines of the louvers can be seen through the windows and give your home a crisp, high-end touch.There are a variety of plantation shutters to choose from to match your décor and style. Polywood® faux wood shutters are a traditional choice and match almost any décor. Ovation® wooden shutters add the rich warmth of wood. Reclaimed wood shutters give an organic feel and add texture with their interesting knots and grooves.Shutters Let You Adjust Light And Add PrivacyShutters let you control the light that comes through your stairwell windows and offer additional privacy. If you have stairwell windows that are low and just above a landing, simply adjust the shutter louvers by tilting them open or closed, depending on how light you want it to be. If your windows are high and tricky to reach, you can keep the louvers in a horizontal position, which lets light stream in and also adds privacy for household members moving around the upper levels.Shutters Can Improve Your House’s Energy Efficiency Big stairwell windows are beautiful, but may also be subject to energy loss. Plantation shutters are energy efficient and, when shut, reduce heat transfer through windows by up to 45%. They’re 17 times as energy efficient compared to traditional aluminum blinds.Shutters Can Be Made To Fit Any Shape Of Window What shape is your stairwell window? Is it angled, round, or otherwise non-rectangular? Don’t fear if your window isn’t a standard shape, as Polywood and Ovation shutters can be made to fit any window beautifully. You even have different options within different window styles, such as with round windows where the louvers can either be placed horizontally or in a sunburst or fan style to either reinforce or contrast the window shape. And the unique shape of your windows won’t be hiding behind a rectangular window treatment like blinds or shades.Shutters Are Low MaintenanceIf your stairwell window can only be reached by a ladder, then you want a window treatment that is low hassle and will remain beautiful for decades. Polywood shutters are coated with a UV-resistant paint , meaning they won’t fade or yellow over the years. They’re extremely durable and can last years if they’re well maintained.Shutters are also easy to keep clean. And if you keep your shutter louvers in a fixed 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 StairwellsLooking for more ideas for how to utilize shutters in your stairwells? See our idea gallery for other ideas for your stairwell windows as well as inspiration for window treatments for other areas of your San Jose house, such as your living room, basement, or home office. Then when you’re ready to talk about your window options contact us at 408-831-3373 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation!