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The Ideal Window Coverings For Your Garage In Sacramento

May 23, 2019

As homeowners in Sacramento start to put up window treatments in their windows, some homeowners tend to overlook the garage. After all, you mainly use the garage when you want to use your car, and then you could be hurrying to work or lugging groceries into the house. But if you have a garage-based workshop or gym, you understand that the sun can refract off of dust, exhaust, and wood shavings. You also might want a window treatment up to obstruct snoops from figuring if you’re home or not.

Selecting a window covering for the garage in Sacramento can be tough. There’s a delicate balancing act between taste, durability, and functionality. The coverings should try to match the rest of your rooms while still being easy to use, even if the windows are located in a hard to reach spot. Above all else, your window treatments should make it easy to wipe grime or gunk away.  

So with these details in play, what are the best window treatments for your garage in Sacramento?

Polywood Plantation Shutters Are Perfect In The Garage

Small Windows in a Sacramento Garage with Polywood Shutters 

Faux wood plantation shutters check off all the requirements, making them the best garage window coverings. While practical, shutters enhance your home’s curb appeal. You open and close the shutters via a center tilt rod, which works much better than grappling with cords in a dark and awkward space. Shutters even provide some energy efficiency to your garage which experiences the most heat loss.

Polywood plantation shutters are also easy to keep clean. All the muck that comes into the garage can build up on your window treatments.  But, you can take a damp cloth and quickly wipe your faux wood plantation shutters and they will always look great. 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 Should You Avoid For Your Garage In Sacramento?

While plantation shutters are definitely the perfect window covering for your garage, you might be considering using an off-the-shelf covering. However, that may not be the best idea, even for an overlooked room.

For instance, avoid anything that uses fabric. Cloth treatments, like curtains or Roman shades, will take in all the smells and ash from your car’s exhaust.  After a short time, the covering will begin to look ratty and worn. You can replace the gross treatments with fresh treatments, but you will have to switch them out each year.

Vinyl blinds may also look appealing, as they are inexpensive and ready to install. But don’t discount the pressure internal cords take in your high-moisture garage. Just like cloth shades, the cords on vinyl window treatments can start to absorb humidity and become dilapidated.  Extreme heat and humidity might even melt the vinyl! After a while those vinyl blinds start to lose slats or break a cord, making it look unhinged on one side. And while your other rooms looks like home, your garage feels like another house all together.  

Sunburst Can Help You Dress Your Garage With Polywood Shutters

Let Sunburst help you choose the perfect window treatments for your windows by showing you our line of Polywood plantation shutters. We will show you how simple these shutters are to use and clean, and how they elevate your garage’s curb appeal. Call 916-250-0758 now or fill out the form below for your in-home consultation.

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