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The Ideal Window Coverings For Your Garage In Cincinnati

May 23, 2019

As homeowners in Cincinnati start to put up window treatments in their windows, some homeowners might neglect the garage. After all, you usually only enter the garage when you use your car, and then you might be running late to work or carrying groceries into the house. But if you spend any time in a garage-based workshop or gym, you know that the sun can bounce off of dust, exhaust, and wood shavings. You also may want to cover those garage windows so unwanted visitors can’t tell your at-home status.

Choosing a window covering for the garage in Cincinnati can be tough. There’s a lot to consider regarding appearance, durability, and functionality. The coverings should work with the rest of your rooms while still being easy to use, even when the windows are set in a corner spot. Above all else, your window treatments should come clean easily.  

And with these details in mind, what are the best window treatments for your garage in Cincinnati?

Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Work Best In The Garage

Small Windows in a Cincinnati Garage with Polywood Shutters 

Faux wood plantation shutters check off all the requirements, making shutters the best garage window treatments. Shutters have plenty of timeless style, but still are durable enough for the garage. You open and close the shutters simply by using a center tilt rod, which works much better than fumbling around with cords in a dark and possibly tight space. Shutters even provide some energy efficiency to a room that struggles with a great deal of heat loss.

Polywood plantation shutters are also very easy to clean. Car exhaust, dust, and wood shavings from a table saw can build up on your shutters.  However, you can get a damp rag and wipe down your faux wood plantation shutters and they should always look great. A quality faux wood, like Polywood, also means that your plantation shutters won’t chip, crack, warp or split -- even if your garage is damp or unheated.

What Window Treatments Should You Avoid For A Garage In Cincinnati?

While plantation shutters hold up the best to your garage’s humid climate, you may be thinking about installing an off-the-shelf window treatment. However, that might not be the greatest choice, even for an overlooked space.

First, avoid anything that makes use of fabric. Cloth treatments, like curtains or Roman shades, will soak up all the smells and smoke from your car’s exhaust.  In just a year or two, the curtain or shade will definately look old and worn out. You can change out the curtains with new ones, but the degrading will just start again.

Vinyl blinds may also seem practical, as they are readily available and quick to install. But don’t overlook the beating internal cords take in your high-humidity garage. Just like cloth shades, the cords on vinyl treatments will begin to take in the wetness and become sticky or frayed.  Extreme heat and humidity might even warp the slats! After a while those vinyl blinds start to lose slats or become tilted to one side. And while the rest of your house looks nice and put together, your garage looks like a disaster.  

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 show you how easy these treatments are to open and clean, and how they elevate your garage’s curb appeal. Call 513-216-9740 today or fill out the form below for your in-home consultation.

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