The Perfect Window Coverings For Your Garage In Boston

Holly Perron

As people in Boston begin to purchase window coverings in their windows, many people will forget about the garage. After all, you usually only enter the garage when you need your car, and then you may be off to work or carrying groceries into the house. But if you use a garage-based workshop or gym, you know that the sun can reflect off of dust, exhaust, and wood shavings. And those garage windows also pose a privacy problem if they are not covered.

Selecting a window covering for the garage in Boston can be tough. There’s a lot to consider regarding taste, durability, and functionality. The treatments should try to complement the rest of your house while still being easy to use, even when the windows are located in a hard to reach spot. Above all else, your window treatments should come clean easily.  

And with these criteria in hand, what are the nicest window treatments for your garage in Boston?

Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Work Best In The Garage

Square Windows in a Boston Garage with Plantation Shutters 

Faux wood plantation shutters meet all your garage’s demands, making these treatments the ideal garage window coverings. Shutters are durable enough for dust, dirt and exhaust, which is needed for the garage, while showing their sleek design. You can open the shutters via a center tilt rod, which works much better than grappling with cords in a dank and awkward space. Shutters even offer some energy efficiency to a room that struggles with the greatest amount of heat loss.

Faux wood shutters are also easy to keep clean. Inside dust and outside leaves, grass, and pollen can build up on your plantation shutters.  But, you can take a damp cloth and lightly scrub your faux wood plantation shutters and they will still look great. A quality faux wood, like Polywood, also means that your plantation shutters won’t chip, crack, warp or split -- no matter if your garage is damp or unheated.

What Window Treatments Should You Avoid For Your Garage In Boston?

While plantation shutters hold up nicely to your garage’s dusty and dank climate, you may be thinking about installing a cheaper covering. Unfortunately, that may not be the most prudent choice, even for a seldom-used space.

First, avoid anything that uses cloth. Cloth treatments, like curtains or Roman shades, will absorb all the odors and ash from your car’s emissions.  In just a year or two, the covering will definately look oily. You can swap out the soiled coverings with different curtains, but the process will just start again.

Vinyl blinds may also seem tempting, as they are readily available and easy to install. But they rarely hold up over time. Just like cloth coverings, the cords on vinyl window treatments will start to absorb excess moisture and become soggy.  Garage heat and humidity might even warp the slats! After a while those vinyl blinds will lose slats or become unhinged on one side. And while the rest of your house looks nice and put together, your garage feels like another house all together.  

Sunburst Can Help You Outfit Your Garage With Polywood Shutters

Let Sunburst help you pick the perfect window treatments for your garage windows by showing you our line of Polywood plantation shutters. We will demonstrate to you how intuitive these coverings are to open and clean, and how they enhance your garage’s curb appeal. Call 781-352-2205 now or fill out the form below for your in-home consultation.