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The Perfect Window Treatments For Your Garage In Philadelphia

May 23, 2019

As homeowners in Philadelphia start to purchase window coverings in their windows, many people might neglect the garage. After all, you mainly use the garage when you need your car, and then you might be off 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. You also may need some sort of covering up to prevent prying eyes from knowing if you’re at home.

Picking out a window treatment for the garage in Philadelphia can be tricky. There’s a delicate balancing act between appearance, durability, and functionality. The treatments should 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 hand, 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 shutters 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 via a center tilt rod, which works much better than fumbling around with cords in a dark and crowded space. Shutters even give 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.  The good news is you can use a wet rag and wipe down your faux wood plantation shutters and they will always look great. A quality faux wood, like Polywood, also means that your plantation shutters won’t chip, crack, warp or split -- especially if your garage is dank or without conditioned air or heat.

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

While plantation shutters work perfectly in your garage windows, you could be thinking about using a cheaper product. However, that may not be the greatest choice, even for a dirty room.

First, beware of anything that uses fabric. Cloth coverings, like curtains or Roman shades, will take in all the odors and grime from your car’s exhaust pipe.  In just a year or two, the treatment will start 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 punishment internal cords take in your high-humidity garage. Just like cloth shades, the cords on vinyl window treatments will start to take in the wetness and become soggy.  The heat and humidity may even disintegrate the vinyl slats! After a while those vinyl blinds can lose slats or break a cord, making it look unhinged on one side. The result is a haphazard mess that lets your attached garage seem different from the rest of the house.  

Sunburst Can Help You Dress Your Garage With Polywood Shutters

Let Sunburst help you pick 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 elevate your garage’s curb appeal. Call 215-874-4897 today or fill out the form below for your in-home consultation.

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