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. You also might want to put some sort of window treatment in those garage windows so no one can guess your at-home status.

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 are strong enough to handle dust, dirt and exhaust, which is needed for the garage, while showing their timeless and versatile design. 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 and they will always look like new. 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 vinyl blinds rarely hold up to a garage’s humidity and temperature obstacles. 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. And while your other rooms looks catalog ready, your garage seems like a disaster.  

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.