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The Perfect Window Coverings For Your Garage In Boston

May 23, 2019

When thinking about your Boston house’s window treatments, some homeowners tend to forget about the garage. After all, you usually only enter the garage when you want to use 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 bounce 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 hard. There’s a lot to consider regarding taste, durability, and functionality. The treatments should try to work with the rest of your windows while still being easy to use, even when the windows are located in a hard to reach spot. When all said and done, your window treatments should be easy to clean.  

And with these ideas in mind, 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 strong enough to handle 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 dark and possibly tight space. Shutters even offer some energy efficiency to your garage which struggles with the greatest amount of heat loss.

Faux wood shutters are also easy to keep clean. Car exhaust, dust, and wood shavings from a table saw can build up on your window treatments.  But, you can take a damp cloth and lightly scrub your faux wood plantation shutters and they should always come clean. A quality faux wood, like Polywood, also means that your shutters won’t chip, crack, warp or split -- no matter if your garage is dank or without conditioned air or heat.

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

While plantation shutters work the best in in your garage, you might be thinking about using a cheaper window treatment. However, that may not be the most prudent choice, even for an overlooked space.

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

Vinyl blinds may also look appealing, as they are cheap and easy to install. But vinyl blinds can’t repel your garage’s moisture and temperature problems. Just like cloth curtains, the cords on vinyl window treatments can begin to absorb humidity and become sticky or frayed.  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 use 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.

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