The Perfect Window Coverings For Your Garage In Atlanta

Dan Taylor

As homeowners in Atlanta start to put up window treatments in their windows, many folks will overlook the garage. After all, you generally only use the garage when you need your car, and then you could be hurrying to work or lugging groceries into the house. But if you have a garage-based workshop or gym, you will see that sunlight can bounce off of dust, exhaust, and wood shavings. And those garage windows also pose a privacy problem if they are not covered.

Selecting a window covering for the garage in Atlanta can be hard. There’s a lot to consider regarding taste, durability, and performance. The treatments should try to work with the rest of your rooms while still being easy to use, even if the windows are located in a hard to reach spot. Above all else, your window coverings should come clean easily.  

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

Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Are Perfect In The Garage

Small Windows in a Atlanta Garage with Polywood Shutters 

Faux wood plantation shutters fulfill all your garage’s demands, making them the perfect garage window coverings. While remaining practical, shutters enhance your house’s curb appeal. You can open the shutters through a center tilt rod, which is much easier than fumbling around with cords in a dark and crowded space. Shutters even provide some energy efficiency to a room that experiences a great deal of heat loss.

Faux wood plantation shutters are also easy to keep clean. Inside dust and outside leaves, grass, and pollen can collect on your shutters.  But, you can take a damp cloth and quickly wipe your faux wood plantation shutters and they will still look clean. A quality faux wood, like Polywood, also means that your shutters won’t chip, crack, warp or split -- especially if your garage is damp or unheated.

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

While plantation shutters work perfectly in your garage windows, you might be tempted into using a vinyl product. But that might not be the most prudent choice, even for a seldom-used space.

First, beware of anything that uses cloth. Cloth treatments, like curtains or Roman shades, will absorb all the stench and grime from your car’s exhaust.  After a short time, the covering will start to look ratty and worn. You can change out the gross treatments with different curtains, but you’ll just end up with more ratty looking cloth treatments.

Vinyl blinds may also seem tempting, as they are readily available and ready to install. But vinyl blinds rarely hold up to a garage’s moisture and temperature problems. Just like cloth coverings, the cords on vinyl window treatments will immediately absorb humidity and become dilapidated.  Garage heat and humidity may even disintegrate the vinyl slats! After a while those vinyl blinds start to lose slats or break a cord, making it look tilted to one side. And while the main house looks nice and put together, your garage looks like a mess.  

Sunburst Can Help You Outfit Your Garage With Polywood Shutters

Let Sunburst help you pick the perfect 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 404-962-8517 today or fill out the form below for your in-home consultation.