The Best Window Treatments For Your Garage In San Diego

Tyson Williams

When thinking about your San Diego home’s window coverings, many folks might neglect the garage. After all, you usually only enter the garage when you need your car, and then you might be hurrying to work or hauling groceries into the house. But if you use a garage-based workshop or gym, you know that sunlight can refract off of dust, exhaust, and wood shavings. You also might want to install treatments in those garage windows so no unsavory characters can tell your at-home status.

Picking out a window covering for the garage in San Diego can be tricky. There’s a lot to consider regarding appearance, durability, and functionality. The coverings need to match the rest of your windows while still being easy to use, even if the windows are located in a hard to reach spot. Ultimately, your window treatments should make it easy to wipe grime or gunk away.  

So with these criteria in hand, what are the perfect window treatments for your garage in San Diego?

Polywood Plantation Shutters Are Perfect In The Garage

Small Windows in a San Diego Garage with Plantation Shutters 

Faux wood plantation shutters fulfill all your needs, making shutters the perfect garage window treatments. Shutters are durable enough for dust, dirt and exhaust, which is needed for the garage, while still maintaining their timeless and versatile design. You can open the shutters via a center tilt rod, which is much easier than grappling with cords in a poorly lit and possibly tight space. Shutters even give some energy efficiency to the one space that sees the most heat loss.

Polywood plantation shutters are also very easy to clean. Inside dust and outside leaves, grass, and pollen can build up on your shutters.  The good news is you can get a damp rag and quickly wipe your faux wood plantation shutters to clean all that garage dirt. A quality faux wood, like Polywood, also means that your plantation shutters shouldn’t chip, crack, warp or split -- no matter if your garage is dank or without conditioned air or heat.

What Window Treatments Do You Avoid For Your Garage In San Diego?

While plantation shutters hold up well to your garage’s dusty and dank climate, you might be considering buying a cheaper covering. But that might not be the best idea, even for a dirty room.

First, beware of anything that uses fabric. Cloth treatments, like curtains or Roman shades, will take in all the stench and smoke from your car’s exhaust pipe.  In a short while, the covering will start to look ratty and worn. You can swap out the soiled coverings with fresh treatments, but you’ll just end up with more oily cloth treatments.

Vinyl blinds may also seem tempting, as they are inexpensive and easy to install. But they rarely hold up with any consistency. Just like cloth shades, the cords on vinyl treatments might start to take in humidity and become soggy.  The heat and humidity can even warp the slats! Eventually those vinyl blinds will lose slats or break a cord, making it look slanted to one side. And while the rest of your house looks like home, your garage feels like another house all together.  

Sunburst Can Help You Outfit Your Garage With Polywood Shutters

Let Sunburst help you get the best window treatments for your garage windows by showing you our line of Polywood plantation shutters. We will show you how simple these shutters are to operate and clean, and how they enhance your garage’s curb appeal. Call 760-405-8887 today or fill out the form below for your in-home consultation.