The Perfect Window Treatments For Your Garage In Indianapolis

Bill Burke

As people in Indianapolis start to install window treatments in their windows, some homeowners will overlook the garage. After all, you generally only use the garage when you need your car, and then you might be hurrying to work or hauling 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 threat if they are not covered.

Selecting a window covering for the garage in Indianapolis can be tricky. There’s a lot to consider regarding taste, durability, and performance. The treatments should try to match the rest of your windows while still being easy to use, even if the windows are located in a hard to reach spot. Ultimately, your window coverings should come clean easily.  

So with these details in play, what are the nicest window coverings for your garage in Indianapolis?

Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Are Perfect In The Garage

Small Windows in a Indianapolis Garage with Plantation Shutters 

Faux wood plantation shutters meet all the requirements, making these treatments the best garage window treatments. While remaining practical, shutters enhance your house’s curb appeal. You can open the shutters simply by using a center tilt rod, which is much easier than grappling with cords in a dank and possibly tight space. Shutters even provide some energy efficiency to your garage which experiences the greatest amount of heat loss.

Polywood plantation shutters are also very easy to clean. Car exhaust, dust, and wood shavings from a table saw can show on your shutters.  But, you can get a damp rag and wipe down your faux wood plantation shutters and they should always look clean. A quality faux wood, like Polywood, also means that your window treatments won’t chip, crack, warp or split -- no matter if your garage is damp or unheated.

What Window Treatments Should You Avoid For Your Garage In Indianapolis?

While plantation shutters hold up the best to your garage’s humid climate, you might be considering installing a cheaper covering. However, that might not be the best idea, even for an overlooked space.

First, avoid anything made from cloth. Cloth treatments, like curtains or Roman shades, will take in all the smells and ash from your car’s exhaust pipe.  In just a year or two, the covering will start to look old and worn out. You can replace the soiled coverings with different curtains, but you’ll just end up with more disheveled curtains.

Vinyl blinds may also seem tempting, as they are cheap and quick to install. But vinyl blinds can’t repel your garage’s humidity and temperature obstacles. Just like cloth shades, the cords on vinyl blinds might begin to take in excess moisture and become soggy.  The heat and humidity might even warp the slats! Eventually those vinyl blinds will lose slats or become unhinged on one side. Now you shed all curb appeal with your garage seeming like a cyclone has hit the vinyl blinds.  

Sunburst Can Help You Outfit Your Garage With Polywood Shutters

Let Sunburst help you choose the ideal window treatments for your windows by showing you our line of Polywood plantation shutters. We will demonstrate to you how easy these treatments are to operate and clean, and how they improve your garage’s curb appeal. Call 317-558-9066 now or fill out the form below for your in-home consultation.