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The Perfect Window Coverings For Your Garage In Seattle

May 23, 2019

When choosing your Seattle home’s window coverings, many folks tend to overlook the garage. After all, you generally only use the garage when you use your car, and then you may be running late to work or lugging groceries into the house. But if you have a garage-based workshop or gym, you will see that sunlight can refract off of dust, exhaust, and wood shavings. You also might want to install treatments in those garage windows so unwanted visitors can’t tell your at-home status.

Picking out a window treatment for the garage in Seattle can be tricky. There’s a lot to consider regarding taste, durability, and functionality. The coverings need to complement the rest of your rooms while still being easy to use, even if the windows are set in a corner spot. When all said and done, your window coverings should be easy to clean.  

So with these criteria in play, what are the best window coverings for your garage in Seattle?

Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Are Perfect In The Garage

Small Windows in a Seattle Garage with Plantation Shutters 

Faux wood plantation shutters meet all the requirements, making these treatments the ideal garage window treatments. Shutters have plenty of timeless style, but still are stain and water resistant enough for the garage. You can open the shutters through a center tilt rod, which works much better than grappling with cords in a dark and awkward space. Shutters even offer some energy efficiency to the one space that struggles with the greatest amount of heat loss.

Faux wood shutters are also easy to wipe down. Car exhaust, dust, and wood shavings from a table saw can show on your window treatments.  The good news is you can use a wet rag and lightly scrub your faux wood plantation shutters and they will always look great. A quality faux wood, like Polywood, also means that your plantation shutters won’t chip, crack, warp or split -- especially if your garage is damp or unheated.

What Window Treatments Should You Avoid For Your Garage In Seattle?

While plantation shutters hold up the best to your garage’s humid climate, you may be considering installing a vinyl covering. But that might not be the most prudent choice, even for an overlooked space.

First, don’t get anything that uses cloth. Cloth treatments, like curtains or Roman shades, will absorb all the stench and ash from your car’s exhaust pipe.  After a short time, the treatment will start to look ratty and worn. You can replace the curtains with fresh treatments, but the process will just begin again.

Vinyl blinds may also look appealing, as they are readily available and easy to install. But they won’t hold up with any consistency. Just like cloth curtains, the cords on vinyl blinds can start to absorb excess moisture and become dilapidated.  Garage heat and humidity might even disintegrate the vinyl slats! Pretty soon those vinyl blinds will lose slats or break a cord, making it look tilted to one side. Now you give up all curb appeal with your garage feeling like a tornado has pulled down the subpar shades.  

Sunburst Can Help You Dress Your Garage With Polywood Shutters

Let Sunburst help you pick the best 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 elevate your garage’s curb appeal. Call 360-464-2277 now or fill out the form below for your in-home consultation.