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The Best Window Treatments For Your Garage In San Diego

May 23, 2019

As people in San Diego start to put up window coverings in their windows, many folks might neglect the garage. After all, you usually only enter the garage when you want to use 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 errant 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 see 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 style, durability, and functionality. The coverings need to match the rest of your house 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 the requirements, making shutters the perfect garage window treatments. Shutters have plenty of timeless style, but still are stable enough for the garage. 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 provide some energy efficiency to the one space that sees the most heat loss.

Polywood plantation shutters are also very easy to clean. Car exhaust, dust, and wood shavings from a table saw 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 damp or unheated.

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 may be tempted into buying a cheaper covering. But that might not be the best idea, even for a dirty room.

First, beware of anything made from 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 the switch will just begin again.

Vinyl blinds may also look appealing, as they are inexpensive and quick to install. But they just don’t hold up with any consistency. Just like cloth shades, the cords on vinyl blinds might start to take in excess moisture and become sticky or frayed.  Extreme heat and humidity may even warp the slats! Eventually those vinyl blinds will lose slats or become permanently unhinged on one side. And while your other rooms 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 perfect window treatments for your garage windows by showing you our line of Polywood plantation shutters. We will show you how easy these treatments 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.

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