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The Perfect Window Treatments For Your Garage In Indianapolis

May 23, 2019

As people in Indianapolis start to purchase window treatments in their windows, many people will overlook the garage. After all, you generally only use the garage when you want to use 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 know that sunlight can reflect 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 house while still being easy to use, even if the windows are located in an awkward spot. Ultimately, your window coverings should be easy to clean.  

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 your needs, making these treatments the ideal garage window treatments. Shutters are durable enough for dust, dirt and exhaust, which is needed for the garage, while showing their curb appeal. You can open the shutters simply by using a center tilt rod, which works much better than grappling with cords in a dark and possibly tight space. Shutters even give some energy efficiency to a room that sees the most heat loss.

Polywood plantation shutters are also easy to wipe down. Car exhaust, dust, and wood shavings from a table saw can show on your shutters.  But, you can get a damp rag and lightly scrub your faux wood plantation shutters to remove all that garage dirt. 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 dank or without conditioned air or heat.

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

While plantation shutters work wonderfully in the widows of your garage, you might be tempted into using a vinyl covering. Unfortunately, that might not be the greatest choice, even for an overlooked space.

First, beware of anything that uses fabric. Cloth treatments, like curtains or Roman shades, will take in all the odors and ash from your car’s exhaust.  In just a year or two, the covering will start to look old and worn out. You can swap out the soiled coverings with different curtains, but you may have to switch them out on an annual basis.

Vinyl blinds may also look appealing, as they are cheap and quick to install. But they just don’t hold up over time. Just like cloth shades, the cords on vinyl treatments might start to take in excess moisture and become sticky or frayed.  Extreme heat and humidity might even warp the slats! Pretty soon those vinyl blinds start to lose slats or become unhinged on one side. The result is a haphazard mess that lets your attached garage stick out like a sore thumb.  

Sunburst Can Help You Outfit Your Garage With Polywood Shutters

Let Sunburst help you pick the ideal window treatments for your windows by showing you our line of Polywood plantation shutters. We will demonstrate to you how simple these shutters 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.