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The Ideal Window Treatments For Your Garage In Washington DC

May 23, 2019

As homeowners in Washington DC begin to install window treatments in their windows, many folks will 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 use a garage-based workshop or gym, you will see that errant sunlight can refract off of dust, exhaust, and wood shavings. You also might want to cover those garage windows so no unsavory characters can tell your at-home status.

Picking out a window treatment for the garage in Washington DC can be tough. There’s a lot to consider regarding style, durability, and functionality. The coverings should work with the rest of your windows while still being easy to use, even when the windows are set in a corner spot. Above all else, your window treatments should come clean easily.  

And with these details in hand, what are the nicest window treatments for your garage in Washington DC?

Polywood Plantation Shutters Work Best In The Garage

Small Windows in a Washington DC Garage with Plantation Shutters 

Faux wood plantation shutters fulfill all the requirements, making these treatments the ideal garage window treatments. Shutters have plenty of sophistication, but still are durable enough for the garage. You open and close the shutters through a center tilt rod, which works much better than grappling with cords in a dank and possibly tight space. Shutters even provide some energy efficiency to your garage which struggles with the greatest amount of heat loss.

Polywood plantation shutters are also easy to keep clean. All the muck that comes into the garage can build up on your shutters.  However, you can get a damp rag and wipe down your faux wood plantation shutters and they will always look clean. A quality faux wood, like Polywood, also means that your shutters shouldn’t chip, crack, warp or split -- no matter if your garage is dank or without conditioned air or heat.

What Window Treatments Should You Avoid For A Garage In Washington DC?

While plantation shutters are undoubtedly the best window treatment for your garage, you may be considering buying an off-the-shelf window treatment. Unfortunately, that might not be the greatest choice, even for a seldom-used space.

First, don’t get anything that makes use of cloth. Cloth treatments, like curtains or Roman shades, will soak up all the odors and grime from your car’s emissions.  In just a year or two, the curtain or shade will begin to look oily. You can swap out the curtains with fresh treatments, but the process will just start again.

Vinyl blinds may also seem tempting, as they are inexpensive and ready to install. But vinyl blinds can’t repel your garage’s humidity and temperature issues. Just like cloth curtains, the cords on vinyl window treatments will immediately take in excess moisture and become sticky or frayed.  Extreme heat and humidity may even melt the vinyl! Pretty soon those vinyl blinds start to lose slats or become unhinged on one side. Now you give up all curb appeal with your garage feeling like a tornado 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 windows by showing you our line of Polywood plantation shutters. We will show you how easy these treatments are to open and clean, and how they enhance your garage’s curb appeal. Call 240-339-2588 now or fill out the form below for your in-home consultation.