5 Reasons To Use Shutters On Your Stairwell Windows07/25/2016George Christ Are you stairwell windows still bare because you’re not sure how to spruce them up? Are you trying to find a window treatment that provides privacy and light control? Shutters that cover your stairwell windows in Minneapolis not only adds to the beauty of your windows, but gives you additional benefits, also. Here are 5 reasons to use shutters on your stairwell windows.Shutters Have Exterior And Interior Design Appeal Covering your stairwell windows with shutters adds style to your stairwell and provides curb appeal. Neighbors seeing your home from the outside notice your stairwell windows because they’re often in interesting shapes and are taller than other windows. The horizontal lines of the louvers can be seen through the windows and give your home a crisp, high-end touch.There are different types of plantation shutters to choose from to go with your décor and style. 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 grooves and knots.Shutters Help You Adjust Light And Add PrivacyShutters help you control the light streaming in from your stairwell windows and offer additional privacy. If your stairwell windows are low and accessible by a landing, it’s easy to tilt the shutter louvers open or closed, depending on how much light you want. If your windows are high and hard to reach, you can have the louvers set in a horizontal position, which lets light stream in and gives extra privacy for household members who are in the upper levels.Shutters Increase Your House’s Energy Efficiency Big stairwell windows are beautiful, but have the downside of being susceptible to energy dissipation. Plantation shutters provide extra insulation and, when closed, lower heat transfer through windows by up to 45%. In comparison to normal aluminum blinds, Polywood shutters are 1600% more energy efficient.You Can Get Custom Shutters To Fit Any Type Of Window What shape is your stairwell window? Is it angled, round, or otherwise non-rectangular? No matter your window’s shape, Polywood and Ovation shutters can be made to fit any window perfectly. You even have different choices within specific window styles, such as with round windows where the louvers are fit horizontally or in a sunburst or fan pattern to either contrast or accentuate the window shape. And the unique shape of your windows won’t be hiding behind a rectangular window treatment such as shades or blinds.Shutters Are Easy To MaintainMany windows in stairwells are out of normal reach and can only be accessed with a ladder. If that’s the case, then you need a window treatment that is easy to maintain and will keep its stylish looks for years. Polywood shutters are coated with a UV-resistant paint so that they won’t yellow or fade over time. They’re exceedingly durable and can last decades if they’re well maintained.Shutters are also a great window treatment for stairwells because they’re simple to clean. And if you keep your shutter louvers in a fixed position, you won’t have to constantly adjust them for light or privacy.Find Out MoreReady for more ways to utilize shutters in your stairwells? Take a look at our idea gallery for more inspiration for the windows in your stairwell as well as inspiration for window treatments for other areas of your Minneapolis home, like your living room, basement, or home office. Then when you’re ready to talk about your window options contact us at 952-856-8130 or fill out the form below to schedule a free in-home consultation!