The Perfect Window Coverings For Your Garage In St. George

Kasey Udy

When choosing your St. George home’s window treatments, many folks might neglect the garage. After all, you usually only enter the garage when you want to use your car, and then you might be off to work or lugging groceries into the house. But if you have a garage-based workshop or gym, you will see that errant sunlight can reflect off of dust, exhaust, and wood shavings. And those garage windows also pose a privacy threat if they are not covered.

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 need to work with the rest of your windows while still being easy to use, even when the windows are set in a hard to reach spot. Above all else, 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 ideal garage window treatments. Shutters have plenty of sophistication, but still are durable enough for the garage. You can open the shutters through a center tilt rod, which is much easier than fumbling around with cords in a dank 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. Car exhaust, dust, and wood shavings from a table saw 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 like new. 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 are definitely the best window treatment for your garage, you may be tempted into installing a vinyl 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 absorb all the stench and ash from your car’s exhaust pipe.  In a short while, the covering will start to look ratty and worn. You can replace the soiled coverings with new ones, but the degrading will just begin again.

Vinyl blinds may also look appealing, as they are readily available and ready to install. But don’t discount the beating internal cords take in your high-moisture garage. Just like cloth curtains, the cords on vinyl blinds will start to absorb humidity and become sticky or frayed.  Extreme heat and humidity can even disintegrate the vinyl slats! Eventually those vinyl blinds can lose slats or become permanently tilted to one side. The result is a haphazard mess that makes your garage stick out like a sore thumb.  

Sunburst Can Help You Dress Your Garage With Polywood Shutters

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