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The Ideal Window Treatments For Your Garage In Raleigh

May 23, 2019

As people in Raleigh start to purchase window treatments in their windows, many folks will neglect the garage. After all, you mainly use the garage when you use your car, and then you might be off to work or lugging groceries into the house. But if you have a garage-based workshop or gym, you know that errant sunlight can bounce off of dust, exhaust, and wood shavings. You also might want to put some sort of window treatment in those garage windows so unwanted visitors can’t guess your at-home status.

Picking out a window treatment for the garage in Raleigh can be hard. There’s a delicate balancing act between taste, durability, and performance. The treatments need to complement the rest of your house while still being easy to use, even when the windows are located in a corner spot. Ultimately, your window coverings should come clean easily.  

So with these details in hand, what are the nicest window treatments for your garage in Raleigh?

Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Work Best In The Garage

Square Windows in a Raleigh Garage with Plantation Shutters 

Faux wood plantation shutters check off all the requirements, making shutters the ideal garage window treatments. Shutters are durable enough for dust, dirt and exhaust, which is needed for the garage, while showing their timeless and versatile design. You can open the shutters through a center tilt rod, which works much better than fooling with cords in a poorly lit and awkward space. Shutters even offer some energy efficiency to your garage which sees the most heat loss.

Polywood shutters are also easy to wipe down. All the muck that comes into the garage can show on your plantation shutters.  The good news is you can take a damp cloth and lightly scrub your faux wood plantation shutters and they will always look like new. A quality faux wood, like Polywood, also means that your plantation shutters shouldn’t chip, crack, warp or split -- especially if your garage is damp or unheated.

What Window Coverings Should You Avoid For A Garage In Raleigh?

While plantation shutters are without question the most ideal window covering for your garage, you might be tempted into installing a cheaper product. However, that might not be the best idea, even for a dirty room.

For instance, avoid anything that uses fabric. Cloth coverings, like curtains or Roman shades, will soak up all the odors and grime from your car’s emissions.  In just a year or two, the covering will definately look oily. You can change out the gross treatments with fresh treatments, but you will have to change them out again and again.

Vinyl blinds may also look appealing, as they are inexpensive and quick to install. But don’t discount the beating internal cords take in your humid garage. Just like cloth curtains, the cords on vinyl treatments can immediately soak up excess moisture and become dilapidated.  The heat and humidity may even warp the slats! After a while those vinyl blinds will lose slats or become permanently unhinged on one side. And while the rest of your house looks nice and put together, your garage seems like a disaster.  

Sunburst Can Help You Improve Your Garage With Polywood Shutters

Let Sunburst help you get the perfect window treatments for your garage by showing you our line of Polywood plantation shutters. We will show you how intuitive these coverings are to use and clean, and how they elevate your garage’s curb appeal. Call 919-887-9198 today or fill out the form below for your in-home consultation.

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