The Best Window Coverings For Your Garage In Minneapolis

George Christ

When choosing your Minneapolis house’s window treatments, some homeowners might overlook the garage. After all, you usually only enter the garage when you use your car, and then you may be hurrying to work or hauling groceries into the house. But if you have a garage-based workshop or gym, you will see that the sun can bounce off of dust, exhaust, and wood shavings. And those garage windows also pose a privacy problem if they are not covered.

Picking out a window treatment for the garage in Minneapolis can be tough. There’s a delicate balancing act between appearance, durability, and performance. The treatments should complement the rest of your rooms while still being easy to use, even when the windows are installed in an awkward spot. Ultimately, your window coverings should come clean easily.  

And with these criteria in play, what are the perfect window treatments for your garage in Minneapolis?

Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Work Best In The Garage

Small Windows in a Minneapolis Garage with Polywood Shutters 

Faux wood plantation shutters meet all the requirements, making them the perfect garage window treatments. While practical, shutters maintain your home’s curb appeal. You can open the shutters via a center tilt rod, which is much easier than fumbling around with cords in a dark and possibly tight space. Shutters even give some energy efficiency to a room that sees the most heat loss.

Faux wood shutters are also easy to keep clean. Car exhaust, dust, and wood shavings from a table saw can collect on your shutters.  The good news is you can use a wet rag and quickly wipe your faux wood plantation shutters and they will always look great. 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 Do You Avoid For A Garage In Minneapolis?

While plantation shutters work the best in in your garage, you could be considering buying a vinyl product. However, that may not be the most prudent choice, even for an overlooked space.

For instance, avoid anything that makes use of cloth. Cloth coverings, like curtains or Roman shades, will soak up all the stench and grime from your car’s emissions.  In just a year or two, the treatment will begin to look oily. You can change out the curtains with different curtains, but you will have to change them out again and again.

Vinyl blinds may also look appealing, as they are inexpensive and easy to install. But vinyl blinds can’t repel your garage’s moisture and temperature problems. Just like cloth curtains, the cords on vinyl treatments can start to take in excess moisture and become sticky or frayed.  Garage heat and humidity may even melt the vinyl! Pretty soon those vinyl blinds start to lose slats or become permanently unhinged on one side. Now you give up all curb appeal with your garage feeling like a tornado has hit the vinyl blinds.  

Sunburst Can Help You Dress Your Garage With Polywood Shutters

Let Sunburst help you get the best window treatments for your garage by showing you our line of Polywood plantation shutters. We will demonstrate to you how simple these shutters are to use and clean, and how they enhance your garage’s curb appeal. Call 952-856-8130 now or fill out the form below for your in-home consultation.