The Best Window Coverings For Your Garage In Southern California

Kimball Jones

When thinking about your Southern California home’s window coverings, many people will forget about the garage. After all, you mainly use 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 have a garage-based workshop or gym, you know that errant sunlight can refract off of dust, exhaust, and wood shavings. And those garage windows also may act as a privacy threat if they are not covered.

Picking out a window covering for the garage in Southern California can be hard. There’s a lot to consider regarding appearance, durability, and functionality. The coverings need to match the rest of your windows while still being easy to use, even when the windows are installed in a corner spot. When all said and done, your window coverings should be easy to clean.  

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

Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Are Perfect In The Garage

Small Windows in a Southern California Garage with Plantation Shutters 

Faux wood plantation shutters meet all your garage’s demands, making these treatments the best garage window treatments. Shutters are durable enough for dust, dirt and exhaust, which is needed for the garage, while still maintaining their timeless and versatile design. You can open the shutters via a center tilt rod, which is much easier than fooling with cords in a dark and awkward space. Shutters even provide some energy efficiency to the one space that struggles with the most heat loss.

Faux wood shutters are also easy to keep clean. Car exhaust, dust, and wood shavings from a table saw can build up on your shutters.  However, you can take a damp cloth and lightly scrub your faux wood plantation shutters and they should still look like new. A quality faux wood, like Polywood, also means that your shutters won’t chip, crack, warp or split -- even if your garage is damp or unheated.

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

While plantation shutters work perfectly in your garage windows, you could be thinking about using a cheaper window treatment. However, that might not be the most prudent choice, even for an overlooked room.

First, avoid anything made from fabric. Cloth coverings, like curtains or Roman shades, will soak up all the smells and grime from your car’s emissions.  After a short time, the curtain or shade will start to look oily. You can replace the gross treatments with different curtains, but you’ll just end up with more disheveled curtains.

Vinyl blinds may also look appealing, as they are cheap and ready to install. But don’t overlook the beating internal cords take in your high-humidity garage. Just like cloth shades, the cords on vinyl blinds might start to soak up the wetness and become dilapidated.  Extreme heat and humidity might even melt the vinyl! Eventually those vinyl blinds will lose slats or become tilted to one side. Now you shed all curb appeal with your garage seeming like a cyclone has pulled down the vinyl blinds.  

Sunburst Can Help You Outfit Your Garage With Polywood Shutters

Let Sunburst help you pick the perfect window treatments for your windows by showing you our line of Polywood plantation shutters. We will show you how simple these shutters are to operate and clean, and how they elevate your garage’s curb appeal. Call 888-611-2474 today or fill out the form below for your in-home consultation.