The Ideal Window Coverings For Your Garage In Fort Myers

Charlie Cole and Brady Parker

When thinking about your Fort Myers house’s window treatments, some homeowners will overlook the garage. After all, you generally only use the garage when you want to use your car, and then you might be hurrying to work or hauling groceries into the house. But if you spend any time in a garage-based workshop or gym, you understand that errant sunlight can refract off of dust, exhaust, and wood shavings. You also may need a window treatment up to prevent prying eyes from finding out if you’re home or not.

Selecting a window covering for the garage in Fort Myers can be tricky. There’s a delicate balancing act between appearance, durability, and performance. The coverings should try to match the rest of your windows while still being easy to use, even when the windows are set in an awkward spot. Ultimately, your window treatments should be easy to clean.  

So with these criteria in play, what are the perfect window coverings for your garage in Fort Myers?

Polywood Plantation Shutters Are Perfect In The Garage

Small Windows in a Fort Myers Garage with Polywood Shutters 

Faux wood plantation shutters fulfill all your garage’s demands, making them the ideal garage window coverings. While practical, shutters boost your house’s curb appeal. You open and close the shutters via a center tilt rod, which is much easier than fumbling around with cords in a dark and possibly tight space. Shutters even offer some energy efficiency to the one space that experiences a great deal of heat loss.

Faux wood plantation shutters are also easy to wipe down. All the muck that comes into the garage can collect on your shutters.  The good news is you can get a damp rag and lightly scrub your faux wood plantation shutters and they will still look clean. A quality faux wood, like Polywood, also means that your window treatments shouldn’t chip, crack, warp or split -- no matter if your garage is dank or without conditioned air or heat.

What Window Coverings Do You Avoid For Your Garage In Fort Myers?

While plantation shutters hold up the best to your garage’s unique climate, you could be tempted into installing a cheaper window treatment. However, that may not be the greatest choice, even for an overlooked space.

For instance, avoid anything that makes use of cloth. Cloth treatments, like curtains or Roman shades, will take in all the smells and ash from your car’s emissions.  After a short time, the covering will begin to look oily. You can replace the soiled coverings with fresh treatments, but you may have to change them out on an annual basis.

Vinyl blinds may also seem tempting, as they are inexpensive and quick to install. But don’t discount the beating internal cords take in your high-moisture garage. Just like cloth shades, the cords on vinyl window treatments will start to take in the wetness and become dilapidated.  Extreme heat and humidity can even warp the slats! After a while those vinyl blinds can lose slats or break a cord, making it look unhinged on one side. The result is a a broken and unusable treatment that lets your garage look like a mess.  

Sunburst Can Help You Outfit Your Garage With Polywood Shutters

Let Sunburst help you choose the best window treatments for your windows 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 improve your garage’s curb appeal. Call 239-208-6577 today or fill out the form below for your in-home consultation.