5 Reasons Why You Should Use Shutters On Your Stairwell Windows07/25/2016Curtis Orton Are your large stairwell windows uncovered because you’re not sure how to spruce them up? 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, also. 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 taller than other windows and often are in unique 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 Privacy Shutters 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 your needs. 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 circular, arched, sunray, or octagonal? 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 specific window styles, such as with round windows where the louvers can either be placed horizontally or in a fan or sunburst style to either reinforce or contrast the window shape. That way, you can maintain the look of your uniquely-shaped window without it being covered by a standard rectangular shaped window cover like blinds. Shutters Are Low Maintenance If 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 won’t yellow or fade over time due to their UV-resistant paint. They’re incredibly durable and can last years if they’re well maintained. Shutters are also easy to keep clean. And if your shutter louvers are kept 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 Stairwells Looking 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 916-542-1305 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation!