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The Perfect Window Coverings For Your Garage In Destin

May 23, 2019

As homeowners in Destin begin to put up window coverings in their windows, many people might forget about the garage. After all, you generally only use the garage when you use your car, and then you might be hurrying to work or lugging groceries into the house. But if you have a garage-based workshop or gym, you will see that sunlight can refract off of dust, exhaust, and wood shavings. And those garage windows also may act as a privacy threat if they are not covered.

Choosing a window treatment for the garage in Destin can be tough. There’s a lot to consider regarding appearance, durability, and performance. The coverings should try to work with the rest of your house while still being easy to use, even if the windows are installed in a corner spot. Ultimately, your window coverings should make it easy to wipe grime or gunk away.  

And with these details in play, what are the nicest window treatments for your garage in Destin?

Polywood Plantation Shutters Work Best In The Garage

Small Windows in a Destin Garage with Polywood Shutters 

Faux wood plantation shutters meet all your garage’s demands, making these treatments the perfect garage window coverings. Shutters are durable enough for dust, dirt and exhaust, which is needed for the garage, while still maintaining their sleek design. You open and close the shutters simply by using a center tilt rod, which is much easier than fumbling around with cords in a dank and crowded space. Shutters even offer some energy efficiency to your garage which experiences a great deal of heat loss.

Faux wood shutters are also easy to keep clean. Car exhaust, dust, and wood shavings from a table saw can build up on your window treatments.  However, you can use a wet rag and lightly scrub your faux wood plantation shutters and they should 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 damp or unheated.

What Window Coverings Do You Avoid For Your Garage In Destin?

While plantation shutters are definitely the perfect window treatment for your garage, you might be considering buying a cheaper window treatment. However, that may not be the best idea, even for a dirty room.

For instance, don’t get anything that makes use of cloth. Cloth coverings, like curtains or Roman shades, will soak up all the odors and ash from your car’s exhaust.  In a short while, the curtain or shade will start to look ratty and worn. You can replace the curtains with new ones, but you’ll just wind up with more disheveled cloth treatments.

Vinyl blinds may also look appealing, as they are inexpensive and easy to install. But they rarely hold up without losing some slats. Just like cloth coverings, the cords on vinyl window treatments will immediately absorb excess moisture and become sticky or frayed.  Garage heat and humidity can even warp the slats! Eventually those vinyl blinds can lose slats or break a cord, making it look unhinged on one side. The result is a dilapidated disaster that makes your attached garage seem different from the rest of the house.  

Sunburst Can Help You Improve 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 easy these treatments are to use and clean, and how they elevate your garage’s curb appeal. Call 850-203-0419 now or fill out the form below for your in-home consultation.

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