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The Best Window Treatments For Your Garage In Detroit

May 23, 2019

When choosing your Detroit home’s window treatments, many people will overlook the garage. After all, you usually only enter the garage when you use your car, and then you might be off to work or carrying groceries into the house. But if you have a garage-based workshop or gym, you know that sunlight can bounce off of dust, exhaust, and wood shavings. You also may need a window treatment up to prevent potential burglars from finding out if you’re home or not.

Selecting a window treatment for the garage in Detroit can be tricky. There’s a lot to consider regarding appearance, durability, and performance. The coverings need to complement the rest of your house while still being easy to use, even if the windows are located in a hard to reach spot. Ultimately, your window coverings should make it easy to wipe grime or gunk away.  

So with these criteria in mind, what are the best window treatments for your garage in Detroit?

Polywood Plantation Shutters Work Best In The Garage

Square Windows in a Detroit Garage with Polywood Shutters 

Faux wood plantation shutters fulfill all the requirements, making these treatments the perfect garage window treatments. Shutters are strong enough to handle dust, dirt and exhaust, which is needed for the garage, while still maintaining their sleek design. You can open the shutters through a center tilt rod, which is much easier than grappling with cords in a poorly lit and awkward space. Shutters even offer some energy efficiency to a room that struggles with the most heat loss.

Faux wood plantation shutters are also very easy to clean. All the muck that comes into the garage can build up on your window treatments.  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 won’t chip, crack, warp or split -- especially if your garage is dank or without conditioned air or heat.

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

While plantation shutters are undoubtedly the most ideal window treatment for your garage, you may be thinking about installing a vinyl covering. But that may not be the greatest choice, even for a dirty room.

First, beware of anything that makes use of fabric. Cloth treatments, like curtains or Roman shades, will take in all the odors and ash from your car’s exhaust.  After a short time, the treatment will definately look ratty and worn. You can replace the soiled coverings with new ones, but the degrading will just begin again.

Vinyl blinds may also seem practical, as they are cheap and quick to install. But vinyl blinds rarely hold up to a garage’s dampness and temperature obstacles. Just like cloth curtains, the cords on vinyl treatments can immediately take in humidity and become sticky or frayed.  Garage heat and humidity may even warp the slats! After a while those vinyl blinds can lose slats or break a cord, making it look tilted to one side. And while the main house looks nice and put together, your garage seems like a mess.  

Sunburst Can Help You Improve Your Garage With Polywood Shutters

Let Sunburst help you get the ideal window treatments for your 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 248-429-9294 today or fill out the form below for your in-home consultation.

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