The Ideal Window Treatments For Your Garage In Raleigh

Blake Jarman

When choosing your Raleigh home’s window treatments, many folks tend to overlook the garage. After all, you mainly use the garage when you use your car, and then you might be off to work or lugging groceries into the house. But if you spend any time in a garage-based workshop or gym, you understand that errant sunlight can reflect off of dust, exhaust, and wood shavings. And those garage windows also may act as a privacy problem if they are not covered.

Picking out a window treatment for the garage in Raleigh can be tough. There’s a delicate balancing act between taste, durability, and performance. The treatments should work with the rest of your windows while still being easy to use, even when the windows are located in a corner spot. Ultimately, your window coverings should be easy to clean.  

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

Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Work Best In The Garage

Square Windows in a Raleigh Garage with Plantation Shutters 

Faux wood plantation shutters fulfill all the requirements, making shutters the best garage window treatments. Shutters have plenty of stylish curb appeal, but still are durable enough for the garage. You can open the shutters simply by using a center tilt rod, which is much easier than fooling with cords in a poorly lit and awkward space. Shutters even offer some energy efficiency to a room that sees the most heat loss.

Polywood shutters are also easy to wipe down. All the muck that comes into the garage can show on your plantation shutters.  The good news is you can use a wet rag and lightly scrub your faux wood plantation shutters to remove all that garage dirt. A quality faux wood, like Polywood, also means that your shutters shouldn’t chip, crack, warp or split -- especially if your garage is damp or unheated.

What Window Coverings Should You Avoid For A Garage In Raleigh?

While plantation shutters hold up well to your garage’s humid climate, you may be considering installing a vinyl product. However, that might not be the greatest choice, even for a dirty room.

For instance, beware of anything made from fabric. Cloth coverings, like curtains or Roman shades, will absorb all the smells and smoke from your car’s emissions.  In just a year or two, the covering will definately look oily. You can change out the curtains with fresh treatments, but the degrading will just start again.

Vinyl blinds may also look appealing, as they are inexpensive and easy to install. But they won’t hold up without losing some slats. Just like cloth coverings, the cords on vinyl blinds will immediately soak up humidity and become dilapidated.  Extreme heat and humidity can even warp the slats! After a while those vinyl blinds will lose slats or break a cord, making it look unhinged on one side. Now you shed all curb appeal with your garage seeming like a tornado has hit the vinyl blinds.  

Sunburst Can Help You Improve Your Garage With Polywood Shutters

Let Sunburst help you get the perfect window treatments for your garage by showing you our line of Polywood plantation shutters. We will show you how intuitive these coverings are to open and clean, and how they elevate your garage’s curb appeal. Call 919-887-9198 today or fill out the form below for your in-home consultation.