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The Ideal Window Coverings For Your Garage In Fort Myers

May 23, 2019

As people in Fort Myers start to purchase window treatments in their windows, some homeowners tend to 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 spend any time in a garage-based workshop or gym, you know that errant sunlight can refract off of dust, exhaust, and wood shavings. You also may need a window treatment up to prevent snoops from finding out if you’re at home.

Choosing 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 installed in an awkward spot. Ultimately, your window treatments should come clean easily.  

So with these ideas 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 check off all your garage’s demands, making shutters the ideal garage window coverings. Shutters are durable enough for dust, dirt and exhaust, which is needed for the garage, while showing their sleek design. You open and close the shutters via a center tilt rod, which is much easier than fumbling around with cords in a dank 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 very easy to clean. All the muck that comes into the garage can build up on your shutters.  The good news is you can get a damp rag and lightly scrub your faux wood plantation shutters and they should always come 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 work perfectly in in your garage, you could be considering installing a cheaper covering. However, that may not be the greatest choice, even for an overlooked space.

For instance, beware of anything that makes use of cloth. Cloth treatments, like curtains or Roman shades, will take in all the odors and ash from your car’s emissions.  In a short while, the covering will start to look oily. You can replace the soiled coverings with fresh treatments, but the switch will just start again.

Vinyl blinds may also seem tempting, as they are inexpensive and quick to install. But vinyl blinds don’t withstand your garage’s dampness and temperature problems. Just like cloth shades, the cords on vinyl window treatments can begin 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 slanted to 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 pick 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.

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