The Ideal Window Treatments For Your Garage In New Brunswick

Holly Perron

When thinking about your New Brunswick home’s window coverings, some homeowners tend to forget about the garage. After all, you generally only use the garage when you need your car, and then you could be hurrying to work or hauling groceries into the house. But if you have a garage-based workshop or gym, you will see that sunlight can bounce off of dust, exhaust, and wood shavings. You also might want a window treatment up to prevent snoops from finding out if you’re home or not.

Selecting 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 windows while still being easy to use, even when the windows are installed in an awkward spot. Above all else, your window treatments should make it easy to wipe grime or gunk away.  

So with these details in mind, 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 shutters the best garage window coverings. Shutters have plenty of sophistication, but still are stable enough for the garage. You can open the shutters simply by using a center tilt rod, which is simpler than fumbling around with cords in a poorly lit and possibly tight space. Shutters even give some energy efficiency to a room that sees the most 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 take a damp cloth and quickly wipe your faux wood plantation shutters to remove dirt and stains. A quality faux wood, like Polywood, also means that your plantation shutters shouldn’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 New Brunswick?

While plantation shutters are definitely the perfect window covering for your garage, you could be tempted into using a vinyl product. However, that might not be the best idea, even for a dirty room.

First, beware of anything that makes use of cloth. Cloth coverings, like curtains or Roman shades, will soak up all the smells and ash from your car’s exhaust.  In just a year or two, the curtain or shade will start to look old and worn out. You can replace the soiled coverings with different curtains, but you’ll just get more oily curtains.

Vinyl blinds may also seem tempting, as they are inexpensive and ready to install. But don’t overlook the beating internal cords take in your high-moisture garage. Just like cloth coverings, the cords on vinyl blinds can immediately absorb the wetness and become soggy.  Extreme heat and humidity might even warp the slats! Pretty soon those vinyl blinds can lose slats or become permanently tilted to one side. And while the main house looks catalog ready, your garage feels like a mess.  

Sunburst Can Help You Dress Your Garage With Polywood Shutters

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