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The Perfect Window Coverings For Your Garage In Clearwater

May 23, 2019

When thinking about your Clearwater house’s window treatments, some homeowners will neglect the garage. After all, you generally only use the garage when you want to use your car, and then you may be running late to work or lugging groceries into the house. But if you spend any time in a garage-based workshop or gym, you understand that errant sunlight can bounce off of dust, exhaust, and wood shavings. And those garage windows also may act as a privacy problem if they are not covered.

Picking out a window covering for the garage in Clearwater can be hard. There’s a delicate balancing act between taste, durability, and functionality. The treatments should try to work with the rest of your windows while still being easy to use, even when the windows are located in an awkward spot. Above all else, your window treatments should come clean easily.  

And with these criteria in mind, what are the perfect window treatments for your garage in Clearwater?

Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Are Perfect In The Garage

Small Windows in a Clearwater Garage with Plantation Shutters 

Faux wood plantation shutters fulfill all the requirements, making these treatments the ideal garage window treatments. While practical and durable, shutters enhance your house’s curb appeal. You open and close the shutters through a center tilt rod, which is much easier than fooling with cords in a dank and crowded space. Shutters even offer some energy efficiency to the one space 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 window treatments.  However, you can take a damp cloth and lightly scrub 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 Do You Avoid For A Garage In Clearwater?

While plantation shutters hold up well to your garage’s dusty and dank climate, you may be thinking about buying an off-the-shelf covering. But that may not be the best idea, even for a seldom-used room.

First, avoid anything made from cloth. Cloth treatments, like curtains or Roman shades, will take in all the smells and ash from your car’s exhaust.  In just a year or two, the covering will definately look old and worn out. You can change out the gross treatments with new ones, but you’ll just end up with more oily cloth treatments.

Vinyl blinds may also seem tempting, as they are inexpensive and ready to install. But vinyl blinds don’t withstand your garage’s moisture and temperature problems. Just like cloth shades, the cords on vinyl window treatments will start to absorb humidity and become sticky or frayed.  Extreme heat and humidity can even warp the slats! Pretty soon those vinyl blinds can lose slats or become permanently slanted to one side. And while your other rooms looks like home, your garage looks like another house all together.  

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 intuitive these coverings are to open and clean, and how they elevate your garage’s curb appeal. Call 813-580-7288 now or fill out the form below for your in-home consultation.

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