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The Perfect Window Coverings For Your Garage In Cleveland

May 23, 2019

As people in Cleveland begin to install window treatments in their windows, many folks might forget about the garage. After all, you mainly use 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 understand that errant sunlight can refract off of dust, exhaust, and wood shavings. You also may want to put some sort of window treatment in those garage windows so no unsavory characters can see your at-home status.

Selecting a window covering for the garage in Cleveland can be tough. There’s a lot to consider regarding taste, durability, and performance. The treatments need to work with the rest of your house while still being easy to use, even when the windows are set in an awkward spot. Above all else, your window treatments should make it easy to wipe grime or gunk away.  

So with these ideas in mind, what are the perfect window coverings for your garage in Cleveland?

Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Are Perfect In The Garage

Square Windows in a Cleveland Garage with Plantation Shutters 

Faux wood plantation shutters fulfill all your needs, making these treatments the best garage window coverings. While practical, shutters enhance your home’s curb appeal. You can open the shutters simply by using a center tilt rod, which works much better than fumbling around with cords in a dark and crowded space. Shutters even offer some energy efficiency to the one space that struggles with the greatest amount of heat loss.

Polywood shutters are also very easy to clean. Inside dust and outside leaves, grass, and pollen can collect on your plantation shutters.  But, you can use a wet rag and quickly wipe your faux wood plantation shutters and they will always look like new. A quality faux wood, like Polywood, also means that your window treatments shouldn’t chip, crack, warp or split -- even if your garage is dank or without conditioned air or heat.

What Window Coverings Should You Avoid For Your Garage In Cleveland?

While plantation shutters are without question the most ideal window treatment for your garage, you may be thinking about buying a cheaper window treatment. However, that may not be the best idea, even for a seldom-used room.

For instance, don’t get anything that makes use of cloth. Cloth treatments, like curtains or Roman shades, will soak up all the odors and ash from your car’s emissions.  In a short while, the covering will definately look ratty and worn. You can change out the soiled coverings with different curtains, but you will have to switch them out each year.

Vinyl blinds may also seem tempting, as they are inexpensive and easy to install. But they just don’t hold up without losing some slats. Just like cloth coverings, the cords on vinyl window treatments will immediately soak up humidity and become dilapidated.  Garage heat and humidity may even disintegrate the vinyl slats! Eventually those vinyl blinds start to lose slats or become tilted to one side. The outcome is a haphazard mess that makes your attached garage seem different from the rest of the house.  

Sunburst Can Help You Improve Your Garage With Polywood Shutters

Let Sunburst help you pick the ideal 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 operate and clean, and how they improve your garage’s curb appeal. Call 440-561-6787 today or fill out the form below for your in-home consultation.

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