The Ideal Window Coverings For Your Garage In Dallas

Collins Jones

When thinking about your Dallas house’s window coverings, some homeowners will neglect the garage. After all, you usually only enter the garage when you need 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. You also will want some sort of covering up to stop potential burglars from finding out if you’re home or not.

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 need to match the rest of your rooms while still being easy to use, even when the windows are installed in a hard to reach 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 best 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 your needs, making them the perfect garage window coverings. Shutters have plenty of sophistication, but still are durable enough for the garage. You open and close the shutters simply by using a center tilt rod, which works much better than fooling with cords in a dark and crowded space. Shutters even give some energy efficiency to your garage which sees the most heat loss.

Polywood shutters are also easy to wipe down. Inside dust and outside leaves, grass, and pollen can collect on your window treatments.  However, you can take a damp cloth and wipe down your faux wood plantation shutters and they should always come 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 nicely to your garage’s dusty and dank climate, you may be thinking about using a cheaper product. Unfortunately, that might not be the most prudent choice, even for a dirty room.

For instance, beware of anything that uses fabric. Cloth treatments, like curtains or Roman shades, will soak up all the stench and grime from your car’s exhaust pipe.  In just a year or two, the treatment will begin to look oily. You can change out the curtains 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 they won’t hold up with any consistency. Just like cloth curtains, the cords on vinyl window treatments can begin to soak up humidity 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. Now you lose all curb appeal with your garage seeming like a hurricane has destroyed the window treatments.  

Sunburst Can Help You Dress Your Garage With Polywood Shutters

Let Sunburst help you pick the ideal window treatments for your garage 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.