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The Ideal Window Treatments For Your Garage In Phoenix

May 23, 2019

As people in Phoenix begin to install window treatments in their windows, many folks might forget about the garage. After all, you usually only enter the garage when you need your car, and then you could be running late to work or carrying groceries into the house. But if you have a garage-based workshop or gym, you know that the sun can bounce off of dust, exhaust, and wood shavings. And those garage windows also may act as a privacy threat if they are not covered.

Picking out a window treatment for the garage in Phoenix can be tricky. There’s a lot to consider regarding style, durability, and performance. The coverings should work with the rest of your rooms while still being easy to use, even when the windows are set in an awkward spot. Above all else, your window coverings should make it easy to wipe grime or gunk away.  

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

Polywood Plantation Shutters Work Best In The Garage

Square Windows in a Phoenix Garage with Plantation Shutters 

Faux wood plantation shutters fulfill all the requirements, making them the ideal garage window treatments. Shutters have plenty of sophistication, but still are stain and water resistant enough for the garage. You open and close the shutters simply by using a center tilt rod, which is much easier than fooling with cords in a dank and crowded space. Shutters even offer some energy efficiency to a room that struggles with the most heat loss.

Polywood shutters are also easy to keep clean. Car exhaust, dust, and wood shavings from a table saw can collect on your shutters.  But, you can get a damp rag and wipe down your faux wood plantation shutters to get rid of all that garage dirt. A quality faux wood, like Polywood, also means that your shutters shouldn’t chip, crack, warp or split -- even if your garage is wet or exposed to extreme temperatures.

What Window Coverings Do You Avoid For A Garage In Phoenix?

While plantation shutters work perfectly in in your garage, you might be tempted into installing a vinyl window treatment. But that might not be the greatest choice, even for an overlooked room.

First, beware of anything that uses cloth. Cloth coverings, like curtains or Roman shades, will take in all the smells and ash from your car’s exhaust pipe.  In a short while, the covering will definately look ratty and worn. You can replace the soiled coverings with different curtains, but the degrading will just begin again.

Vinyl blinds may also seem practical, as they are readily available and ready to install. But they rarely hold up with any consistency. Just like cloth shades, the cords on vinyl blinds will start to soak up the wetness and become dilapidated.  The heat and humidity can even warp the slats! Eventually those vinyl blinds start to lose slats or break a cord, making it look tilted to one side. The outcome is a haphazard mess that lets your attached garage seem different from the rest of the house.  

Sunburst Can Help You Dress Your Garage With Polywood Shutters

Let Sunburst help you choose the best window treatments for your garage windows by showing you our line of Polywood plantation shutters. We will demonstrate to you how simple these shutters are to open and clean, and how they improve your garage’s curb appeal. Call 480-485-7743 today or fill out the form below for your in-home consultation.

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