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The Best Window Coverings For Your Garage In Virginia Beach

May 23, 2019

When thinking about your Virginia Beach house’s window treatments, some homeowners might forget about the garage. After all, you usually only enter the garage when you use your car, and then you might be running late to work or lugging groceries into the house. But if you use a garage-based workshop or gym, you understand that errant sunlight can reflect off of dust, exhaust, and wood shavings. You also may want to cover those garage windows so no unsavory characters can tell your at-home status.

Selecting a window covering for the garage in Virginia Beach can be hard. There’s a delicate balancing act between taste, durability, and functionality. The coverings need to work with the rest of your house while still being easy to use, even when the windows are set in an awkward spot. Above all else, your window treatments should be easy to clean.  

And with these details in mind, what are the best window treatments for your garage in Virginia Beach?

Polywood Plantation Shutters Work Best In The Garage

Square Windows in a Virginia Beach Garage with Plantation Shutters 

Faux wood plantation shutters meet all the requirements, making them the perfect garage window treatments. Shutters can hold up to dust, dirt and exhaust, which is needed for the garage, while still maintaining their sleek design. You can open the shutters through a center tilt rod, which works much better than fumbling around with cords in a poorly lit and awkward space. Shutters even give some energy efficiency to the one space that sees the most heat loss.

Polywood shutters are also easy to wipe down. All the muck that comes into the garage can build up on your shutters.  However, you can get a damp rag and quickly wipe your faux wood plantation shutters and they should always look great. A quality faux wood, like Polywood, also means that your window treatments won’t chip, crack, warp or split -- even if your garage is dank or without conditioned air or heat.

What Window Treatments Do You Avoid For Your Garage In Virginia Beach?

While plantation shutters work perfectly in your garage windows, you may be tempted into buying a vinyl window treatment. Unfortunately, that may not be the most prudent choice, even for an overlooked space.

For instance, beware of anything made from fabric. Cloth treatments, like curtains or Roman shades, will absorb all the odors and grime from your car’s emissions.  After a short time, the treatment will definately look old and worn out. You can replace the soiled coverings with new ones, but the process will just start again.

Vinyl blinds may also seem tempting, as they are inexpensive and ready to install. But don’t underestimate the punishment internal cords take in your high-humidity garage. Just like cloth curtains, the cords on vinyl blinds will start to take in excess moisture and become sticky or frayed.  The heat and humidity might even warp the slats! After a while those vinyl blinds can lose slats or become permanently tilted to one side. Now you shed all curb appeal with your garage feeling like a hurricane has hit the window treatments.  

Sunburst Can Help You Dress Your Garage With Polywood Shutters

Let Sunburst help you choose the ideal window treatments for your garage by showing you our line of Polywood plantation shutters. We will show you how intuitive these coverings are to operate and clean, and how they enhance your garage’s curb appeal. Call 757-210-6448 today or fill out the form below for your in-home consultation.