The Best Window Coverings For Your Garage In Houston

Cory Cryer

As people in Houston begin to put up window treatments in their windows, some homeowners will forget about the garage. After all, you generally only use the garage when you want to use your car, and then you might be running late to work or hauling groceries into the house. But if you use a garage-based workshop or gym, you will see that the sun can refract off of dust, exhaust, and wood shavings. You also may need some sort of covering up to obstruct snoops from knowing if you’re home or not.

Choosing a window treatment for the garage in Houston can be hard. There’s a delicate balancing act between style, durability, and performance. The coverings should work with the rest of your house while still being easy to use, even when the windows are located in a corner spot. Above all else, your window treatments should be easy to clean.  

And with these details in play, what are the best window coverings for your garage in Houston?

Polywood Plantation Shutters Work Best In The Garage

Small Windows in a Houston Garage with Polywood Shutters 

Faux wood plantation shutters check off all the requirements, making shutters the ideal garage window coverings. Shutters are durable enough for dust, dirt and exhaust, which is needed for the garage, while showing their timeless and versatile design. You open and close the shutters simply by using a center tilt rod, which is much easier than grappling with cords in a poorly lit and crowded 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. Inside dust and outside leaves, grass, and pollen can show on your plantation shutters.  However, you can use a wet rag and quickly wipe your faux wood plantation shutters and they should always come clean. A quality faux wood, like Polywood, also means that your shutters won’t chip, crack, warp or split -- even if your garage is wet or exposed to extreme temperatures.

What Window Coverings Should You Avoid For A Garage In Houston?

While plantation shutters work perfectly in the widows of your garage, you might be thinking about installing a vinyl covering. Unfortunately, that may not be the greatest choice, even for a dirty space.

First, don’t get anything that makes use of cloth. 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 begin to look old and worn out. You can swap out the curtains with different curtains, but the switch will just start again.

Vinyl blinds may also seem practical, as they are inexpensive and quick to install. But don’t discount the pressure internal cords take in your humid garage. Just like cloth curtains, the cords on vinyl treatments might begin to take in the wetness and become dilapidated.  The heat and humidity may even warp the slats! Eventually those vinyl blinds will lose slats or become tilted to one side. And while the rest of your house looks catalog ready, your garage seems like a mess.  

Sunburst Can Help You Outfit Your Garage With Polywood Shutters

Let Sunburst help you choose the perfect window treatments for your garage windows by showing you our line of Polywood plantation shutters. We will show you how easy these treatments are to operate and clean, and how they improve your garage’s curb appeal. Call 713-853-9629 now or fill out the form below for your in-home consultation.