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The Ideal Window Treatments For Your Garage In Charlotte

May 23, 2019

When choosing your Charlotte home’s window treatments, some homeowners tend to forget about the garage. After all, you usually only enter the garage when you use your car, and then you may be off to work or hauling groceries into the house. But if you use a garage-based workshop or gym, you know that errant sunlight can refract off of dust, exhaust, and wood shavings. You also will want a window treatment up to obstruct snoops from finding out if you’re at home.

Choosing a window treatment for the garage in Charlotte can be tricky. There’s a delicate balancing act between style, durability, and functionality. The coverings need to match the rest of your house while still being easy to use, even when the windows are set in a corner spot. When all said and done, your window treatments should be easy to clean.  

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

Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Are Perfect In The Garage

Square Windows in a Charlotte Garage with Polywood Shutters 

Faux wood plantation shutters check off all your garage’s demands, making them the ideal garage window coverings. While practical and durable, shutters maintain your house’s curb appeal. You open and close the shutters via a center tilt rod, which is simpler than fumbling around with cords in a dank and possibly tight space. Shutters even provide some energy efficiency to your garage which experiences the most heat loss.

Faux wood shutters are also easy to wipe down. All the muck that comes into the garage can show on your window treatments.  The good news is you can use a wet rag and wipe down your faux wood plantation shutters and they will still look great. A quality faux wood, like Polywood, also means that your shutters won’t chip, crack, warp or split -- especially if your garage is dank or without conditioned air or heat.

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

While plantation shutters hold up well to your garage’s unique climate, you may be considering using a vinyl window treatment. However, that might not be the best idea, even for an overlooked space.

For instance, avoid anything made from cloth. Cloth coverings, like curtains or Roman shades, will soak up all the odors and grime from your car’s exhaust.  In a short while, the curtain or shade will start to look oily. You can swap out the curtains with different curtains, but the switch will just start again.

Vinyl blinds may also seem tempting, as they are readily available and quick to install. But vinyl blinds don’t withstand your garage’s moisture and temperature problems. Just like cloth coverings, the cords on vinyl treatments might start to absorb excess moisture and become dilapidated.  Garage heat and humidity might even melt the vinyl! After a while those vinyl blinds will lose slats or become permanently tilted to one side. The outcome is a a broken and unusable treatment that makes your garage stick out like a sore thumb.  

Sunburst Can Help You Outfit Your Garage With Polywood Shutters

Let Sunburst help you get the best window treatments for your windows by showing you our line of Polywood plantation shutters. We will show you how simple these shutters are to use and clean, and how they improve your garage’s curb appeal. Call 980-231-1116 today or fill out the form below for your in-home consultation.

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