The Perfect Window Coverings For Your Garage In Cleveland

Nate Gromen

When choosing your Cleveland home’s window coverings, many folks might forget about the garage. After all, you mainly use the garage when you want to use your car, and then you may be off to work or hauling groceries into the house. But if you use a garage-based workshop or gym, you know 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 hard. There’s a lot to consider regarding taste, durability, and performance. The treatments should work with the rest of your windows while still being easy to use, even when the windows are installed in an awkward spot. Above all else, your window treatments should make it easy to wipe grime or gunk away.  

So with these criteria 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 check off all the requirements, making these treatments the best garage window coverings. Shutters have plenty of sophistication, but still are stain and water resistant enough for the garage. You can open the shutters through a center tilt rod, which works much better than fooling with cords in a dank 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 build up on your plantation shutters.  However, you can take a damp cloth and quickly wipe your faux wood plantation shutters to get rid of all that garage dirt. A quality faux wood, like Polywood, also means that your window treatments shouldn’t chip, crack, warp or split -- even if your garage is damp or unheated.

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

While plantation shutters hold up the best to your garage’s unique climate, you may be thinking about buying a vinyl window treatment. However, that may not be the greatest choice, even for an overlooked room.

For instance, don’t get anything that makes use of cloth. Cloth treatments, like curtains or Roman shades, will absorb all the smells and ash from your car’s emissions.  After a short time, the covering will definately look ratty and worn. You can change out the soiled coverings with different curtains, but you’ll just end up with more disheveled curtains.

Vinyl blinds may also seem tempting, as they are inexpensive and quick 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 absorb excess moisture and become dilapidated.  Garage heat and humidity may even melt the vinyl! 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 Outfit Your Garage With Polywood Shutters

Let Sunburst help you choose the ideal window treatments for your garage 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.