The Ideal Window Coverings For Your Garage In Cincinnati

Lisa Renee Nieberding

As homeowners in Cincinnati start to put up window treatments in their windows, some homeowners might neglect the garage. After all, you generally only use the garage when you use your car, and then you might be running late to work or hauling groceries into the house. But if you spend any time in a garage-based workshop or gym, you understand that the sun can bounce off of dust, exhaust, and wood shavings. You also may want to cover those garage windows so no one can see your at-home status.

Choosing a window covering for the garage in Cincinnati can be hard. There’s a delicate balancing act between appearance, durability, and functionality. The coverings need to complement the rest of your rooms while still being easy to use, even when the windows are installed in a corner spot. When all said and done, your window treatments should be easy to clean.  

And with these details in hand, what are the perfect 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 fulfill all your needs, making shutters the best garage window treatments. Shutters can hold up to dust, dirt and exhaust, which is needed for the garage, while still maintaining their timeless and versatile design. You open and close the shutters simply by using a center tilt rod, which is much easier than fumbling around with cords in a dark and awkward space. Shutters even give some energy efficiency to your garage which struggles with a great deal of heat loss.

Polywood plantation shutters are also very easy to clean. Inside dust and outside leaves, grass, and pollen can collect on your shutters.  But, 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 dank or without conditioned air or heat.

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

While plantation shutters are without question the most ideal window covering for your garage, you might be thinking about using an off-the-shelf window treatment. However, that might not be the greatest choice, even for a seldom-used space.

First, beware of anything that makes use of fabric. Cloth treatments, like curtains or Roman shades, will absorb all the smells and smoke from your car’s exhaust pipe.  In just a year or two, the treatment will definately look ratty and worn. You can change out the curtains with different curtains, but the degrading will just start again.

Vinyl blinds may also seem practical, as they are cheap and quick to install. But vinyl blinds don’t withstand your garage’s humidity and temperature issues. Just like cloth shades, the cords on vinyl blinds can start 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 will lose slats or become tilted to one side. And while the rest of your house looks catalog ready, 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 windows by showing you our line of Polywood plantation shutters. We will show you how simple these shutters are to open and clean, and how they enhance your garage’s curb appeal. Call 513-216-9740 today or fill out the form below for your in-home consultation.