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The Ideal Window Coverings For Your Garage In Boise

May 23, 2019

As people in Boise begin to put up window treatments in their windows, many folks will neglect the garage. After all, you mainly use the garage when you use your car, and then you could be hurrying to work or carrying groceries into the house. But if you have a garage-based workshop or gym, you know 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.

Choosing a window covering for the garage in Boise can be hard. There’s a delicate balancing act between appearance, durability, and performance. The coverings should try to work with the rest of your windows while still being easy to use, even if the windows are located in a hard to reach spot. When all said and done, your window treatments should make it easy to wipe grime or gunk away.  

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

Polywood Plantation Shutters Work Best In The Garage

Small Windows in a Boise Garage with Polywood Shutters 

Faux wood plantation shutters meet all the requirements, making them the ideal garage window coverings. Shutters have plenty of sophistication, but still are stable enough for the garage. You open and close the shutters via a center tilt rod, which is simpler than grappling 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.

Polywood plantation shutters are also easy to wipe down. All the muck that comes into the garage can build up on your window treatments.  The good news is you can take a damp cloth and wipe down your faux wood plantation shutters and they should always look great. A quality faux wood, like Polywood, also means that your shutters shouldn’t chip, crack, warp or split -- especially if your garage is damp or unheated.

What Window Coverings Should You Avoid For Your Garage In Boise?

While plantation shutters are undoubtedly the best window covering for your garage, you might be thinking about installing a cheaper product. Unfortunately, that might not be the best idea, even for a dirty space.

For instance, avoid anything that uses fabric. Cloth treatments, like curtains or Roman shades, will soak up all the odors and grime from your car’s exhaust.  In just a year or two, the curtain or shade will begin to look ratty and worn. You can change out the curtains with new ones, but you’ll just wind up with more oily curtains.

Vinyl blinds may also seem practical, as they are readily available and quick to install. But vinyl blinds rarely hold up to a garage’s humidity and temperature issues. Just like cloth curtains, the cords on vinyl blinds might begin to soak up excess moisture and become soggy.  Garage heat and humidity can even warp the slats! Pretty soon those vinyl blinds start to lose slats or break a cord, making it look tilted to one side. Now you give up all curb appeal with your garage seeming like a cyclone has pulled down 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 demonstrate to you how intuitive these coverings are to use and clean, and how they improve your garage’s curb appeal. Call 208-609-9129 now or fill out the form below for your in-home consultation.

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