The Perfect Window Treatments For Your Garage In Austin

Tyler Jorgensen

When thinking about your Austin home’s window coverings, some homeowners tend to neglect the garage. After all, you generally only use the garage when you want to use your car, and then you might be running late to work or lugging groceries into the house. But if you spend any time in a garage-based workshop or gym, you know that errant sunlight can reflect off of dust, exhaust, and wood shavings. And those garage windows also pose a privacy problem if they are not covered.

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

So with these criteria 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 best garage window treatments. While practical, shutters enhance 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 possibly tight space. Shutters even offer some energy efficiency to a room that struggles with the greatest amount of 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 wipe down your faux wood plantation shutters and they should always come clean. A quality faux wood, like Polywood, also means that your plantation shutters shouldn’t chip, crack, warp or split -- even if your garage is dank or without conditioned air or heat.

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

While plantation shutters hold up the best to your garage’s unique climate, you may be tempted into installing a vinyl covering. However, that might not be the greatest choice, even for a dirty space.

For instance, beware of anything made from cloth. Cloth coverings, like curtains or Roman shades, will take in all the odors and ash from your car’s emissions.  In just a year or two, the curtain or shade will definately look oily. You can change out the gross treatments with new ones, but you may have to swap them out each year.

Vinyl blinds may also look appealing, as they are readily available and easy to install. But vinyl blinds can’t repel your garage’s moisture and temperature issues. Just like cloth coverings, the cords on vinyl treatments can begin to take in humidity and become dilapidated.  Garage heat and humidity might even melt the vinyl! After a while those vinyl blinds can lose slats or break a cord, making it look unhinged on one side. And while the main house looks like home, your garage feels like another house all together.  

Sunburst Can Help You Improve 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.