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The Ideal Window Coverings For Your Garage In Gainesville

May 23, 2019

When thinking about your Gainesville house’s window coverings, many folks might overlook 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 have a garage-based workshop or gym, you will see that sunlight can reflect off of dust, exhaust, and wood shavings. You also may need something up to obstruct prying eyes from finding out 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 windows 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 ideas 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 fulfill all your needs, making these treatments the ideal garage window coverings. While practical and durable, shutters enhance your home’s curb appeal. You can open the shutters via a center tilt rod, which is much easier than fumbling around with cords in a dark 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 very easy to clean. All the muck that comes into the garage can build up on your plantation shutters.  However, you can use a wet rag and wipe down 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 work wonderfully in the widows of your garage, you could be tempted into using an off-the-shelf product. However, that might not be the greatest choice, even for a seldom-used space.

First, avoid anything made from cloth. Cloth coverings, like curtains or Roman shades, will soak up all the smells and smoke from your car’s exhaust pipe.  In just a year or two, the treatment will start to look old and worn out. You can swap out the curtains with new ones, but the degrading will just start again.

Vinyl blinds may also seem tempting, as they are inexpensive and easy to install. But don’t underestimate the beating internal cords take in your high-humidity garage. Just like cloth curtains, the cords on vinyl treatments can begin to take in the wetness and become sticky or frayed.  Garage heat and humidity can even disintegrate the vinyl slats! After a while those vinyl blinds will lose slats or break a cord, making it look slanted to one side. The result is a haphazard mess that lets your garage stick out like a sore thumb.  

Sunburst Can Help You Improve Your Garage With Polywood Shutters

Let Sunburst help you get the ideal 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 813-602-5966 now or fill out the form below for your in-home consultation.