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The Ideal Window Treatments For Your Garage In New Brunswick

May 23, 2019

When thinking about your New Brunswick home’s window coverings, some homeowners will forget about the garage. After all, you usually only enter the garage when you need your car, and then you could be hurrying to work or hauling groceries into the house. But if you spend any time in a garage-based workshop or gym, you will see that errant sunlight can reflect off of dust, exhaust, and wood shavings. You also might want a window treatment up to prevent prying eyes from figuring if you’re home or not.

Choosing a window treatment for the garage in New Brunswick can be tricky. There’s a lot to consider regarding style, durability, and functionality. The coverings need to match the rest of your house while still being easy to use, even when the windows are installed in a hard to reach spot. Above all else, your window treatments should make it easy to wipe grime or gunk away.  

So with these details in hand, what are the perfect window treatments for your garage in New Brunswick?

Polywood Plantation Shutters Work Best In The Garage

Small Windows in a New Brunswick Garage with Plantation Shutters 

Faux wood plantation shutters meet all your garage’s demands, making them the ideal garage window coverings. Shutters have plenty of sophistication, but still are durable enough for the garage. You can open the shutters simply by using a center tilt rod, which is simpler than fooling with cords in a poorly lit and possibly tight space. Shutters even give some energy efficiency to your garage which sees the greatest amount of heat loss.

Faux wood plantation shutters are also easy to wipe down. All the muck that comes into the garage can build up on your shutters.  But, you can use a wet rag and quickly wipe your faux wood plantation shutters and they should always look great. A quality faux wood, like Polywood, also means that your plantation shutters shouldn’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 New Brunswick?

While plantation shutters work the best in in your garage, you could be tempted into using a cheaper product. Unfortunately, that might not be the best idea, even for a dirty room.

First, avoid anything that makes use of cloth. Cloth coverings, like curtains or Roman shades, will absorb all the smells and ash from your car’s exhaust.  In just a year or two, the curtain or shade will begin to look old and worn out. You can replace the soiled coverings with new ones, but you are going to have to switch them out each year.

Vinyl blinds may also look appealing, as they are inexpensive and ready to install. But they won’t hold up over time. Just like cloth coverings, the cords on vinyl treatments will immediately soak up the wetness and become sticky or frayed.  Extreme heat and humidity might even warp the slats! Pretty soon those vinyl blinds can lose slats or break a cord, making it look tilted to one side. Now you lose all curb appeal with your garage seeming like a cyclone has hit the window treatments.  

Sunburst Can Help You Dress Your Garage With Polywood Shutters

Let Sunburst help you choose the perfect window treatments for your garage windows 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 732-301-6168 now or fill out the form below for your in-home consultation.

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