The Best Window Treatments For Your Garage In Detroit

Steve Hill

As homeowners in Detroit begin to put up window treatments in their windows, some homeowners will neglect the garage. After all, you generally only use the garage when you use your car, and then you might be hurrying to work or hauling groceries into the house. But if you spend any time in a garage-based workshop or gym, you know that sunlight can reflect off of dust, exhaust, and wood shavings. And those garage windows also may act as a privacy problem if they are not covered.

Selecting a window treatment for the garage in Detroit can be tricky. There’s a lot to consider regarding style, durability, and performance. The coverings need to complement the rest of your windows 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 ideas in hand, what are the perfect 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. While practical, shutters boost your house’s curb appeal. 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 your garage which struggles with the greatest amount of heat loss.

Faux wood plantation shutters are also very easy to clean. All the muck that comes into the garage can collect on your window treatments.  However, you can use a wet rag 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 -- even 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 hold up the best to your garage’s humid climate, you may be thinking about installing a cheaper covering. But that may not be the best idea, 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.  In a short while, the treatment will definately look old and worn out. You can replace the soiled coverings with different curtains, but you may have to change them out each year.

Vinyl blinds may also seem practical, as they are cheap and easy to install. But they rarely hold up without losing some slats. Just like cloth curtains, the cords on vinyl blinds will immediately take in excess moisture and become soggy.  Garage heat and humidity may even warp the slats! After a while those vinyl blinds can lose slats or become permanently tilted to one side. And while the main house looks catalog ready, your garage looks like a disaster.  

Sunburst Can Help You Outfit 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 use and clean, and how they elevate your garage’s curb appeal. Call 248-429-9294 today or fill out the form below for your in-home consultation.