The Ideal Window Coverings For Your Garage In Orlando

Todd Hansen

As homeowners in Orlando start to purchase window treatments in their windows, many folks tend to neglect the garage. After all, you usually only enter the garage when you need your car, and then you could be hurrying to work or carrying groceries into the house. But if you spend any time in a garage-based workshop or gym, you know that the sun can bounce off of dust, exhaust, and wood shavings. And those garage windows also pose a privacy threat if they are not covered.

Choosing a window treatment for the garage in Orlando can be tough. There’s a delicate balancing act between taste, durability, and functionality. The treatments should work with the rest of your rooms while still being easy to use, even if the windows are located in a corner spot. When all said and done, your window coverings should come clean easily.  

So with these ideas in play, what are the perfect 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 best garage window coverings. While practical and durable, shutters enhance your house’s curb appeal. You can open the shutters through a center tilt rod, which works much better than fumbling around with cords in a dank and awkward space. Shutters even give some energy efficiency to a room that sees 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 build up on your plantation shutters.  But, you can take a damp cloth and wipe down your faux wood plantation shutters and they should always look great. 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 may be thinking about installing a cheaper window treatment. Unfortunately, that may not be the best idea, even for a seldom-used room.

For instance, beware of anything that uses fabric. Cloth coverings, like curtains or Roman shades, will take in all the stench and ash from your car’s exhaust.  After a short time, the curtain or shade will start to look oily. You can replace the gross treatments with different curtains, but you’ll just get more ratty looking curtains.

Vinyl blinds may also look appealing, as they are inexpensive and ready to install. But don’t underestimate the pressure internal cords take in your high-moisture garage. Just like cloth shades, the cords on vinyl window treatments can begin to soak up the wetness and become soggy.  Extreme heat and humidity might even melt the vinyl! Eventually those vinyl blinds will lose slats or become permanently slanted to one side. The result is a haphazard mess that lets your attached garage seem different from the rest of the house.  

Sunburst Can Help You Improve Your Garage With Polywood Shutters

Let Sunburst help you get the perfect window treatments for your garage by showing you our line of Polywood plantation shutters. We will demonstrate to you how simple these shutters 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.