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The Best Window Coverings For Your Garage In Southern California

May 23, 2019

As people in Southern California start to purchase window treatments in their windows, many people will overlook the garage. After all, you generally only use the garage when you use your car, and then you may be off to work or lugging groceries into the house. But if you spend any time in a garage-based workshop or gym, you will see that sunlight can reflect off of dust, exhaust, and wood shavings. You also might want to cover those garage windows so no unsavory characters can see your at-home status.

Picking out a window treatment for the garage in Southern California can be tricky. There’s a lot to consider regarding taste, durability, and performance. The treatments should match the rest of your rooms while still being easy to use, even if the windows are installed in an awkward spot. Above all else, your window treatments should make it easy to wipe grime or gunk away.  

So with these details in mind, what are the best window treatments for your garage in Southern California?

Polywood Plantation Shutters Are Perfect In The Garage

Small Windows in a Southern California Garage with Polywood Shutters 

Faux wood plantation shutters meet all your garage’s demands, making shutters the perfect garage window coverings. Shutters are strong enough to handle dust, dirt and exhaust, which is needed for the garage, while maintaining their curb appeal. You open and close the shutters via a center tilt rod, which is much easier than fooling with cords in a dank and awkward space. Shutters even offer some energy efficiency to your garage which struggles with the most heat loss.

Faux wood plantation shutters are also easy to wipe down. All the muck that comes into the garage can build up on your shutters.  However, you can get a damp rag and lightly scrub your faux wood plantation shutters and they will still look great. A quality faux wood, like Polywood, also means that your window treatments shouldn’t chip, crack, warp or split -- especially if your garage is damp or unheated.

What Window Treatments Should You Avoid For A Garage In Southern California?

While plantation shutters are without question the perfect window covering for your garage, you may be tempted into installing a vinyl product. Unfortunately, that may not be the greatest choice, even for a seldom-used room.

First, don’t get anything that uses fabric. Cloth treatments, like curtains or Roman shades, will soak up all the odors and grime from your car’s exhaust pipe.  In a short while, the covering will begin to look oily. You can swap out the soiled coverings with fresh treatments, but you may have to switch them out again and again.

Vinyl blinds may also seem tempting, as they are readily available and ready to install. But vinyl blinds rarely hold up to a garage’s moisture and temperature problems. Just like cloth coverings, the cords on vinyl window treatments will begin to absorb humidity and become sticky or frayed.  Extreme heat and humidity may even warp the slats! After a while those vinyl blinds start to lose slats or become tilted to one side. And while the main house looks catalog ready, your garage feels like a disaster.  

Sunburst Can Help You Outfit Your Garage With Polywood Shutters

Let Sunburst help you pick the ideal window treatments for your garage 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 888-611-2474 today or fill out the form below for your in-home consultation.