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The Ideal Window Treatments For Your Garage In Hartford

May 23, 2019

When choosing your Hartford house’s window coverings, many folks might forget about the garage. After all, you usually only enter the garage when you want to use your car, and then you may be hurrying to work or carrying groceries into the house. But if you use a garage-based workshop or gym, you understand that the sun can refract off of dust, exhaust, and wood shavings. You also might want some sort of covering up to obstruct snoops from figuring if you’re away or home.

Picking out a window treatment for the garage in Hartford can be hard. There’s a lot to consider regarding taste, durability, and functionality. The coverings need to work with the rest of your house while still being easy to use, even if the windows are set in a hard to reach spot. When all said and done, your window treatments should make it easy to wipe grime or gunk away.  

So with these criteria in play, what are the nicest window treatments for your garage in Hartford?

Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Are Perfect In The Garage

Square Windows in a Hartford Garage with Plantation Shutters 

Faux wood plantation shutters fulfill all your garage’s demands, making shutters the perfect garage window coverings. While remaining practical, shutters boost your home’s curb appeal. You open and close the shutters through a center tilt rod, which is simpler than fumbling around with cords in a poorly lit and possibly tight space. Shutters even provide some energy efficiency to your garage which sees the greatest amount of heat loss.

Polywood plantation shutters are also easy to keep clean. Inside dust and outside leaves, grass, and pollen can show on your plantation shutters.  However, you can take a damp cloth and quickly wipe your faux wood plantation shutters to clean all that garage dirt. A quality faux wood, like Polywood, also means that your window treatments shouldn’t chip, crack, warp or split -- especially if your garage is dank or without conditioned air or heat.

What Window Coverings Should You Avoid For Your Garage In Hartford?

While plantation shutters hold up nicely to your garage’s humid climate, you may be tempted into using a vinyl covering. But that might not be the greatest choice, even for a seldom-used room.

For instance, don’t get anything that makes use of cloth. Cloth treatments, like curtains or Roman shades, will absorb all the stench and ash from your car’s exhaust pipe.  In just a year or two, the treatment will start to look oily. You can swap out the gross treatments with different curtains, but you’ll just end up with more ratty looking cloth treatments.

Vinyl blinds may also look appealing, as they are readily available and quick to install. But vinyl blinds rarely hold up to a garage’s humidity and temperature obstacles. Just like cloth curtains, the cords on vinyl window treatments can immediately take in excess moisture and become sticky or frayed.  Garage heat and humidity might even melt the vinyl! Pretty soon those vinyl blinds will lose slats or become permanently slanted to one side. Now you give up all curb appeal with your garage feeling like a cyclone has hit the window treatments.  

Sunburst Can Help You Outfit Your Garage With Polywood Shutters

Let Sunburst help you choose the perfect 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 open and clean, and how they improve your garage’s curb appeal. Call 860-266-5459 today or fill out the form below for your in-home consultation.