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The Ideal Window Coverings For Your Garage In Orlando

May 23, 2019

When thinking about your Orlando home’s window treatments, many folks will neglect the garage. After all, you generally only use the garage when you need your car, and then you could be off to work or carrying groceries into the house. But if you have a garage-based workshop or gym, you understand that the sun can bounce off of dust, exhaust, and wood shavings. You also might want to put some sort of window treatment in those garage windows so unwanted visitors can’t see your at-home status.

Choosing a window treatment for the garage in Orlando can be tough. There’s a lot to consider regarding taste, durability, and functionality. The treatments should complement the rest of your rooms while still being easy to use, even if the windows are located in a corner spot. Above all else, your window coverings should be easy to clean.  

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

Polywood Plantation Shutters Are Perfect In The Garage

Small Windows in a Orlando Garage with Polywood Shutters 

Faux wood plantation shutters check off all the requirements, making them the ideal garage window coverings. Shutters are durable enough for dust, dirt and exhaust, which is needed for the garage, while maintaining their curb appeal. You can open the shutters simply by using a center tilt rod, which works much better than fooling with cords in a dank and possibly tight space. Shutters even provide some energy efficiency to your garage which experiences the greatest amount of heat loss.

Faux wood plantation shutters are also very easy to clean. All the muck that comes into the garage can collect on your window treatments.  But, you can use a wet rag and lightly scrub your faux wood plantation shutters to get rid of all that garage dirt. A quality faux wood, like Polywood, also means that your plantation shutters won’t chip, crack, warp or split -- even if your garage is wet or exposed to extreme temperatures.

What Window Coverings Do You Avoid For Your Garage In Orlando?

While plantation shutters hold up nicely to your garage’s unique climate, you might be thinking about using a vinyl covering. Unfortunately, that may not be the best idea, even for a seldom-used room.

For instance, avoid anything that uses fabric. Cloth coverings, like curtains or Roman shades, will take in all the stench and ash from your car’s exhaust.  In a short while, the curtain or shade will begin to look oily. You can swap out the curtains with new ones, but the degrading will just start again.

Vinyl blinds may also seem tempting, as they are inexpensive and ready to install. But they rarely hold up without losing some slats. Just like cloth shades, the cords on vinyl window treatments can start to absorb the wetness and become soggy.  The heat and humidity might even disintegrate the vinyl slats! Eventually those vinyl blinds start to lose slats or become permanently slanted to one side. Now you lose all curb appeal with your garage seeming like a cyclone has destroyed the window treatments.  

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 demonstrate to you how easy these treatments are to operate and clean, and how they improve your garage’s curb appeal. Call 407-630-7011 now or fill out the form below for your in-home consultation.

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