The Ideal Window Coverings For Your Garage In Gainesville

Eric Ramsey

When thinking about your Gainesville house’s window coverings, many folks might neglect 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 hauling groceries into the house. But if you have a garage-based workshop or gym, you will see that sunlight can bounce off of dust, exhaust, and wood shavings. You also may need something up to obstruct prying eyes from knowing if you’re away or home.

Selecting a window covering for the garage in Gainesville can be hard. There’s a lot to consider regarding style, durability, and functionality. The treatments need to match the rest of your house while still being easy to use, even if the windows are set in a corner spot. Above all else, your window treatments should make it easy to wipe grime or gunk away.  

So with these criteria in hand, what are the perfect window treatments for your garage in Gainesville?

Polywood Plantation Shutters Are Perfect In The Garage

Small Windows in a Gainesville Garage with Polywood Shutters 

Faux wood plantation shutters check off all the requirements, making these treatments the best garage window coverings. Shutters have plenty of stylish curb appeal, but still are stable enough for the garage. You can open the shutters via a center tilt rod, which works much better than fumbling around with cords in a dank and awkward space. Shutters even provide some energy efficiency to a room that experiences the greatest amount of heat loss.

Faux wood shutters are also easy to wipe down. All the muck that comes into the garage can collect on your plantation shutters.  However, you can take a damp cloth and lightly scrub your faux wood plantation shutters and they will still look like new. A quality faux wood, like Polywood, also means that your window treatments shouldn’t chip, crack, warp or split -- especially if your garage is wet or exposed to extreme temperatures.

What Window Treatments Do You Avoid For Your Garage In Gainesville?

While plantation shutters are definitely the perfect window treatment for your garage, you could be considering using an off-the-shelf product. Unfortunately, that might not be the greatest choice, even for an overlooked space.

First, avoid anything made from cloth. Cloth coverings, like curtains or Roman shades, will absorb all the odors and smoke from your car’s exhaust pipe.  In just a year or two, the curtain or shade will begin to look ratty and worn. You can swap out the gross treatments with different curtains, but you are going to have to change them out again and again.

Vinyl blinds may also look appealing, as they are inexpensive and quick to install. But don’t underestimate the beating internal cords take in your high-moisture garage. Just like cloth curtains, the cords on vinyl blinds can begin to take in the wetness and become sticky or frayed.  Garage heat and humidity can even melt the vinyl! After a while those vinyl blinds start to lose slats or become permanently slanted to one side. And while your other rooms looks nice and put together, your garage looks like a disaster.  

Sunburst Can Help You Improve Your Garage With Polywood Shutters

Let Sunburst help you get the ideal 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 use and clean, and how they enhance your garage’s curb appeal. Call 813-602-5966 now or fill out the form below for your in-home consultation.