The Best Window Treatments For Your Garage In Philadelphia

Holly Perron

As homeowners in Philadelphia start to install window coverings in their windows, some homeowners might overlook the garage. After all, you usually only enter the garage when you want to use your car, and then you might be hurrying to work or carrying 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. And those garage windows also may act as a privacy problem if they are not covered.

Picking out a window treatment for the garage in Philadelphia can be tricky. There’s a delicate balancing act between style, durability, and performance. The treatments need to complement the rest of your rooms while still being easy to use, even when the windows are located in a corner spot. Ultimately, your window treatments should make it easy to wipe grime or gunk away.  

And with these criteria in mind, what are the nicest window treatments for your garage in Philadelphia?

Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Are Perfect In The Garage

Small Windows in a Philadelphia Garage with Polywood Shutters 

Faux wood plantation shutters fulfill all your garage’s demands, making them the perfect garage window coverings. Shutters are durable enough for dust, dirt and exhaust, which is needed for the garage, while maintaining their sleek design. You can open the shutters through a center tilt rod, which is much easier than fumbling around with cords in a dark and crowded space. Shutters even provide some energy efficiency to the one space that experiences a great deal of heat loss.

Faux wood plantation shutters are also easy to keep clean. All the muck that comes into the garage can show on your shutters.  But, you can use a wet rag and lightly scrub your faux wood plantation shutters and they will still look great. A quality faux wood, like Polywood, also means that your shutters won’t chip, crack, warp or split -- even if your garage is damp or unheated.

What Window Treatments Do You Avoid For A Garage In Philadelphia?

While plantation shutters hold up nicely to your garage’s humid climate, you could be thinking about using a cheaper product. Unfortunately, that may not be the greatest choice, even for a dirty room.

First, avoid anything made from fabric. Cloth coverings, like curtains or Roman shades, will take in all the odors and grime from your car’s exhaust.  In just a year or two, the treatment will begin to look ratty and worn. You can replace the soiled coverings with new ones, but the degrading will just start again.

Vinyl blinds may also seem practical, as they are inexpensive 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 window treatments can begin to take in the wetness and become sticky or frayed.  Extreme heat and humidity may even melt the vinyl! After a while those vinyl blinds can lose slats or break a cord, making it look slanted to one side. And while the main house looks like home, your garage feels like a disaster.  

Sunburst Can Help You Dress Your Garage With Polywood Shutters

Let Sunburst help you choose the best 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 open and clean, and how they enhance your garage’s curb appeal. Call 215-874-4897 today or fill out the form below for your in-home consultation.