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The Perfect Window Coverings For Your Garage In Minneapolis

May 23, 2019

When choosing your Minneapolis house’s window treatments, many people might overlook the garage. After all, you generally only use the garage when you use your car, and then you may be off to work or hauling groceries into the house. But if you spend any time in a garage-based workshop or gym, you will see that the sun can reflect off of dust, exhaust, and wood shavings. You also might want to put some sort of window treatment in those garage windows so unwanted visitors can’t guess your at-home status.

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 need to complement the rest of your rooms while still being easy to use, even when the windows are set in an awkward spot. Ultimately, your window coverings should be easy to clean.  

And with these ideas in play, what are the best 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 your needs, making shutters the perfect garage window treatments. Shutters can hold up to 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 fooling with cords in a dank and awkward space. Shutters even give some energy efficiency to your garage which experiences the greatest amount of 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 take a damp cloth 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 hold up well to your garage’s dusty and dank climate, you could be tempted into buying a cheaper product. Unfortunately, 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 start to look oily. You can change out the gross treatments with different curtains, but you’ll just end up with more disheveled curtains.

Vinyl blinds may also seem tempting, as they are inexpensive and quick to install. But don’t underestimate the pressure internal cords take in your high-moisture garage. Just like cloth curtains, the cords on vinyl blinds will start to take in humidity and become soggy.  Garage heat and humidity can even melt the vinyl! Eventually those vinyl blinds will lose slats or become permanently unhinged on one side. The result is a dilapidated disaster that lets your garage seem different from the rest of the house.  

Sunburst Can Help You Dress Your Garage With Polywood Shutters

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