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The Ideal Window Coverings For Your Garage In Dallas

May 23, 2019

As homeowners in Dallas begin to put up window treatments in their windows, many people tend to neglect the garage. After all, you generally only use the garage when you want to use your car, and then you may be off to work or hauling groceries into the house. But if you spend any time in a garage-based workshop or gym, you will see that sunlight can bounce off of dust, exhaust, and wood shavings. And those garage windows also can be a privacy problem if they are not covered.

Selecting a window treatment for the garage in Dallas can be tricky. There’s a delicate balancing act between taste, durability, and performance. The treatments should match the rest of your rooms while still being easy to use, even when the windows are installed in an awkward spot. Above all else, your window treatments should make it easy to wipe grime or gunk away.  

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

Polywood Plantation Shutters Work Best In The Garage

Square Windows in a Dallas Garage with Polywood Shutters 

Faux wood plantation shutters fulfill all the requirements, making shutters the perfect garage window coverings. While remaining practical, shutters maintain your house’s curb appeal. You open and close 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 sees the greatest amount of heat loss.

Polywood shutters are also very easy to clean. Inside dust and outside leaves, grass, and pollen can build up on your plantation shutters.  But, you can use a wet rag and lightly scrub your faux wood plantation shutters and they should always look clean. A quality faux wood, like Polywood, also means that your window treatments shouldn’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 Dallas?

While plantation shutters hold up the best to your garage’s dusty and dank climate, you might be thinking about installing a cheaper product. Unfortunately, that might not be the most prudent choice, even for a dirty room.

For instance, avoid anything made from fabric. Cloth treatments, like curtains or Roman shades, will absorb all the stench and grime from your car’s exhaust pipe.  In just a year or two, the curtain or shade will begin to look oily. You can change out the gross treatments with new ones, but the degrading will just begin again.

Vinyl blinds may also seem tempting, as they are cheap and easy to install. But vinyl blinds can’t repel your garage’s moisture and temperature problems. Just like cloth coverings, the cords on vinyl window treatments will start to absorb excess moisture and become soggy.  Extreme heat and humidity might even warp the slats! Eventually those vinyl blinds can lose slats or break a cord, making it look tilted to one side. And while your other rooms looks nice and put together, your garage feels like a mess.  

Sunburst Can Help You Dress Your Garage With Polywood Shutters

Let Sunburst help you choose the ideal window treatments for your garage windows by showing you our line of Polywood plantation shutters. We will demonstrate to you how intuitive these coverings are to use and clean, and how they improve your garage’s curb appeal. Call 214-301-5066 now or fill out the form below for your in-home consultation.

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