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The Perfect Window Coverings For Your Garage In Houston

May 23, 2019

As people in Houston begin to put up window treatments in their windows, many people tend to forget about the garage. After all, you generally only use the garage when you want to use your car, and then you could be running late to work or carrying 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 prying eyes from knowing if you’re at home.

Selecting a window treatment for the garage in Houston can be hard. There’s a delicate balancing act between appearance, durability, and performance. The coverings need to complement 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 come clean easily.  

And with these details in play, what are the perfect 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 fulfill all your needs, making shutters the best 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 through a center tilt rod, which is much easier than grappling with cords in a poorly lit and crowded space. Shutters even give some energy efficiency to a room that experiences the greatest amount of heat loss.

Faux wood shutters are also very easy to clean. Inside dust and outside leaves, grass, and pollen can show on your plantation shutters.  However, you can take a damp cloth and quickly wipe your faux wood plantation shutters and they should always come clean. A quality faux wood, like Polywood, also means that your plantation 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 are definitely the perfect window covering for your garage, you may be thinking about using a vinyl covering. However, 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 soak up all the smells and grime from your car’s exhaust pipe.  In a short while, the treatment will start to look old and worn out. You can replace the gross treatments with new ones, but you’ll just wind up with more ratty looking curtains.

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 coverings, the cords on vinyl treatments might start to take in the wetness and become dilapidated.  Extreme heat and humidity may even warp the slats! Pretty soon those vinyl blinds start to lose slats or become tilted to one side. Now you lose all curb appeal with your garage looking 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 garage 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.

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