The Ideal Window Coverings For Your Garage In New York City

Dennis Rooney

When choosing your New York City home’s window treatments, some homeowners might neglect the garage. After all, you generally only use the garage when you use your car, and then you may be running late to work or hauling groceries into the house. But if you have a garage-based workshop or gym, you will see that sunlight can refract off of dust, exhaust, and wood shavings. You also might want some sort of covering up to prevent potential burglars from knowing if you’re home or not.

Picking out a window treatment for the garage in New York City can be hard. There’s a delicate balancing act between appearance, durability, and performance. The treatments should try to complement the rest of your house while still being easy to use, even when the windows are installed in an awkward spot. Above all else, your window coverings should come clean easily.  

And with these ideas in hand, what are the perfect window treatments for your garage in New York City?

Polywood Plantation Shutters Work Best In The Garage

Square Windows in a New York City Garage with Polywood Shutters 

Faux wood plantation shutters check off all your needs, making them the perfect garage window coverings. Shutters are durable enough for dust, dirt and exhaust, which is needed for the garage, while maintaining their timeless and versatile design. You open and close the shutters simply by using a center tilt rod, which is simpler than fumbling around with cords in a dank and crowded space. Shutters even offer some energy efficiency to the one space that struggles with the most heat loss.

Polywood plantation shutters are also very easy to clean. All the muck that comes into the garage can show on your window treatments.  But, you can use a wet rag and wipe down your faux wood plantation shutters and they should always look great. A quality faux wood, like Polywood, also means that your plantation shutters won’t chip, crack, warp or split -- no matter if your garage is damp or unheated.

What Window Coverings Should You Avoid For Your Garage In New York City?

While plantation shutters work the best in your garage windows, you could be tempted into buying an off-the-shelf product. However, that may not be the most prudent choice, even for a dirty space.

First, beware of anything that makes use of fabric. Cloth treatments, like curtains or Roman shades, will absorb all the odors and grime from your car’s exhaust.  In a short while, the curtain or shade will definately look ratty and worn. You can replace the curtains with different curtains, but you are going to have to swap them out each year.

Vinyl blinds may also seem tempting, as they are inexpensive and easy to install. But they won’t hold up over time. Just like cloth curtains, the cords on vinyl blinds can start to absorb excess moisture and become dilapidated.  Garage heat and humidity may even warp the slats! Pretty soon those vinyl blinds will lose slats or break a cord, making it look slanted to one side. And while the main house looks nice and put together, your garage looks like a disaster.  

Sunburst Can Help You Dress Your Garage With Polywood Shutters

Let Sunburst help you pick the perfect window treatments for your garage by showing you our line of Polywood plantation shutters. We will demonstrate to you how simple these shutters are to use and clean, and how they enhance your garage’s curb appeal. Call 631-246-3930 now or fill out the form below for your in-home consultation.