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The Perfect Window Coverings For Your Garage In St. George

May 23, 2019

When choosing your St. George home’s window treatments, many folks might neglect the garage. After all, you generally only use the garage when you need your car, and then you might be hurrying to work or lugging groceries into the house. But if you spend any time in a garage-based workshop or gym, you will see that errant sunlight can bounce off of dust, exhaust, and wood shavings. You also may need a window treatment up to obstruct potential burglars from knowing if you’re at home.

Choosing a window covering for the garage in St. George can be hard. There’s a delicate balancing act between taste, durability, and functionality. The coverings should complement the rest of your house while still being easy to use, even when the windows are set in a hard to reach spot. When all said and done, your window coverings should be easy to clean.  

So with these ideas in hand, what are the nicest window coverings for your garage in St. George?

Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Work Best In The Garage

Small Windows in a St. George Garage with Polywood Shutters 

Faux wood plantation shutters meet all the requirements, making these treatments the best garage window treatments. While remaining practical, shutters enhance your home’s curb appeal. You can open the shutters through a center tilt rod, which works much better than fooling with cords in a dark and crowded space. Shutters even provide some energy efficiency to your garage which struggles with the greatest amount of heat loss.

Faux wood plantation shutters are also very easy to clean. Inside dust and outside leaves, grass, and pollen can show on your window treatments.  However, you can get a damp rag and quickly wipe your faux wood plantation shutters and they will still look clean. A quality faux wood, like Polywood, also means that your window treatments won’t chip, crack, warp or split -- no matter if your garage is wet or exposed to extreme temperatures.

What Window Coverings Should You Avoid For A Garage In St. George?

While plantation shutters work perfectly in the widows of your garage, you may be considering using a cheaper window treatment. But that may not be the most prudent choice, even for a dirty space.

First, avoid anything that uses cloth. Cloth coverings, like curtains or Roman shades, will soak up all the stench and ash from your car’s exhaust.  After a short time, the covering will begin to look old and worn out. You can swap out the soiled coverings with different curtains, but the degrading will just begin again.

Vinyl blinds may also seem tempting, as they are readily available and ready to install. But vinyl blinds don’t withstand your garage’s moisture and temperature obstacles. Just like cloth coverings, the cords on vinyl blinds can begin to soak up excess moisture and become soggy.  Extreme heat and humidity may even melt the vinyl! Pretty soon those vinyl blinds can lose slats or become permanently 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 Dress Your Garage With Polywood Shutters

Let Sunburst help you choose the perfect window treatments for your garage 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 enhance your garage’s curb appeal. Call 435-485-9332 now or fill out the form below for your in-home consultation.

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