The Perfect Window Treatments For Your Garage In San Jose

Curtis Orton

When thinking about your San Jose home’s window treatments, many people might neglect the garage. After all, you mainly use 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 errant sunlight 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 covering for the garage in San Jose can be hard. There’s a delicate balancing act between taste, durability, and functionality. The coverings should complement the rest of your windows while still being easy to use, even when the windows are set in a hard to reach spot. Above all else, your window treatments should come clean easily.  

And with these criteria in mind, what are the perfect window coverings for your garage in San Jose?

Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Are Perfect In The Garage

Small Windows in a San Jose Garage with Plantation Shutters 

Faux wood plantation shutters meet all your garage’s demands, making shutters the ideal garage window coverings. While remaining practical, shutters boost your home’s curb appeal. You open and close the shutters via a center tilt rod, which is simpler than grappling with cords in a dank and crowded space. Shutters even provide some energy efficiency to your garage which sees the most heat loss.

Faux wood plantation shutters are also easy to keep clean. Inside dust and outside leaves, grass, and pollen can show on your window treatments.  However, you can take a damp cloth and lightly scrub your faux wood plantation shutters and they should still look clean. A quality faux wood, like Polywood, also means that your shutters won’t chip, crack, warp or split -- even if your garage is damp or unheated.

What Window Coverings Should You Avoid For Your Garage In San Jose?

While plantation shutters hold up well to your garage’s humid climate, you may be considering buying an off-the-shelf product. But that might not be the best idea, even for a dirty room.

For instance, don’t get anything that makes use of fabric. Cloth coverings, like curtains or Roman shades, will soak up all the odors and grime from your car’s exhaust.  In a short while, the treatment will definately look old and worn out. You can swap out the curtains with different curtains, but you may have to switch them out on an annual basis.

Vinyl blinds may also seem tempting, as they are readily available and ready to install. But don’t underestimate the punishment internal cords take in your high-humidity garage. Just like cloth coverings, the cords on vinyl window treatments can immediately take in the wetness and become soggy.  The heat and humidity might even disintegrate the vinyl slats! After a while those vinyl blinds start to lose slats or break a cord, making it look slanted to one side. The result is a a broken and unusable treatment that makes your garage look like a mess.  

Sunburst Can Help You Improve Your Garage With Polywood Shutters

Let Sunburst help you choose 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 916-542-1305 today or fill out the form below for your in-home consultation.