The Ideal Window Treatments For Your Garage In Phoenix

Greg Arnett

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 want to use your car, and then you might be running late to work or carrying groceries into the house. But if you have a garage-based workshop or gym, you understand that the sun can reflect off of dust, exhaust, and wood shavings. You also might want to cover those garage windows so no unsavory characters can see your at-home status.

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

So with these criteria 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 check off all the requirements, making them the ideal garage window treatments. While remaining practical, shutters enhance your house’s curb appeal. You open and close the shutters simply by using a center tilt rod, which is much easier than fumbling around with cords in a dark and crowded space. Shutters even offer some energy efficiency to your garage which struggles with the greatest amount of 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.  However, you can get a damp rag and lightly scrub your faux wood plantation shutters and they should always look 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 wet or exposed to extreme temperatures.

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

While plantation shutters hold up the best to your garage’s humid climate, you might be considering using a cheaper covering. 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.  In a short while, the covering will definately look ratty and worn. You can swap out the soiled coverings with new ones, but you’ll just get more oily cloth treatments.

Vinyl blinds may also seem practical, as they are cheap and ready to install. But don’t overlook the pressure internal cords take in your humid garage. Just like cloth shades, the cords on vinyl treatments can start to absorb the wetness and become dilapidated.  Extreme heat and humidity can even warp the slats! Pretty soon those vinyl blinds start to lose slats or break a cord, making it look tilted to one side. And while the main house looks like home, your garage looks like a mess.  

Sunburst Can Help You Dress Your Garage With Polywood Shutters

Let Sunburst help you choose the perfect 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 use 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.