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The Best Window Treatments For Your Garage In Austin

May 23, 2019

As people in Austin start to purchase window treatments in their windows, some homeowners will neglect the garage. After all, you usually only enter the garage when you want to use your car, and then you could be running late to work or lugging groceries into the house. But if you have a garage-based workshop or gym, you know that sunlight can reflect off of dust, exhaust, and wood shavings. And those garage windows also can be a privacy problem if they are not covered.

Choosing a window treatment for the garage in Austin can be tricky. There’s a delicate balancing act between taste, durability, and performance. The coverings should match the rest of your house while still being easy to use, even if the windows are installed in a corner spot. Ultimately, your window treatments should be easy to clean.  

So with these ideas in hand, what are the nicest window treatments for your garage in Austin?

Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Work Best In The Garage

Small Windows in a Austin Garage with Plantation Shutters 

Faux wood plantation shutters check off all your garage’s demands, making them the ideal garage window treatments. While remaining practical, shutters maintain your house’s curb appeal. You can open the shutters via a center tilt rod, which is simpler than fumbling around with cords in a dark and awkward space. Shutters even offer some energy efficiency to a room that struggles with the most heat loss.

Polywood plantation shutters are also easy to wipe down. Car exhaust, dust, and wood shavings from a table saw can build up on your window treatments.  The good news is you can take a damp cloth and lightly scrub your faux wood plantation shutters to get rid of dirt and stains. A quality faux wood, like Polywood, also means that your shutters shouldn’t chip, crack, warp or split -- even if your garage is damp or unheated.

What Window Treatments Should You Avoid For A Garage In Austin?

While plantation shutters hold up the best to your garage’s humid climate, you might be considering using a vinyl covering. However, that might not be the greatest choice, even for a dirty space.

For instance, avoid anything that uses cloth. Cloth coverings, like curtains or Roman shades, will take in all the smells and ash from your car’s emissions.  In just a year or two, the treatment will definately look oily. You can change out the gross treatments with different curtains, but the switch will just start again.

Vinyl blinds may also look appealing, as they are readily available and easy to install. But don’t overlook the pressure internal cords take in your high-moisture garage. Just like cloth curtains, the cords on vinyl blinds will begin to take in excess moisture and become dilapidated.  Garage heat and humidity might even disintegrate the vinyl slats! After a while those vinyl blinds can lose slats or break a cord, making it look slanted to one side. The result is a a broken and unusable treatment that makes your garage seem different from the rest of the house.  

Sunburst Can Help You Outfit Your Garage With Polywood Shutters

Let Sunburst help you get the ideal window treatments for your garage by showing you our line of Polywood plantation shutters. We will show you how easy these treatments are to operate and clean, and how they improve your garage’s curb appeal. Call 512-549-6077 now or fill out the form below for your in-home consultation.

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