The Ideal Window Coverings For Your Garage In Sacramento

Curtis Orton

When thinking about your Sacramento home’s window treatments, many people tend to neglect the garage. After all, you mainly use the garage when you want to use your car, and then you could be off to work or lugging groceries into the house. But if you spend any time in a garage-based workshop or gym, you will see that the sun can refract off of dust, exhaust, and wood shavings. And those garage windows also pose a privacy threat if they are not covered.

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 an awkward spot. When all said and done, 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 your needs, making them the best garage window coverings. Shutters have plenty of timeless style, but still are stain and water resistant enough for the garage. You open and close the shutters via a center tilt rod, which is much easier than grappling with cords in a dark and awkward space. Shutters even provide some energy efficiency to a room that sees the most heat loss.

Faux wood plantation shutters are also easy to keep clean. All the muck that comes into the garage can collect on your window treatments.  However, you can use a wet rag and quickly wipe your faux wood plantation shutters and they will 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 Should You Avoid For Your Garage In Sacramento?

While plantation shutters hold up the best to your garage’s humid climate, you may be tempted into using an off-the-shelf covering. However, that may not be the best idea, even for a seldom-used room.

For instance, beware of anything that uses fabric. Cloth treatments, like curtains or Roman shades, will take in all the smells and ash from your car’s exhaust.  In a short while, the covering will begin to look old and worn out. You can swap out the curtains with fresh treatments, but the degrading will just begin again.

Vinyl blinds may also look appealing, as they are inexpensive and ready to install. But they rarely hold up over time. Just like cloth shades, the cords on vinyl window treatments will begin to soak up excess moisture and become dilapidated.  Extreme heat and humidity might even disintegrate the vinyl slats! After a while those vinyl blinds start to lose slats or break a cord, making it look slanted to one side. The result is a haphazard mess that lets your garage look like a mess.  

Sunburst Can Help You Dress Your Garage With Polywood Shutters

Let Sunburst help you pick the perfect window treatments for your windows by showing you our line of Polywood plantation shutters. We will show you how easy these treatments are to open 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.