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The Perfect Window Treatments For Your Garage In San Jose

May 23, 2019

As people in San Jose begin to install window coverings in their windows, many people might neglect the garage. After all, you mainly use the garage when you want to use your car, and then you might be off to work or hauling groceries into the house. But if you have a garage-based workshop or gym, you know that errant sunlight can bounce off of dust, exhaust, and wood shavings. You also may need some sort of covering up to obstruct potential burglars from knowing if you’re away or home.

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 need to complement the rest of your house while still being easy to use, even when the windows are installed in a hard to reach spot. When all said and done, your window treatments should come clean easily.  

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

Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Work Best 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 best garage window coverings. While 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 a room that sees the greatest amount of heat loss.

Polywood plantation shutters are also easy to keep clean. Car exhaust, dust, and wood shavings from a table saw can show on your window treatments.  However, you can use a wet rag and lightly scrub your faux wood plantation shutters to clean dust, dirt, and exhaust. A quality faux wood, like Polywood, also means that your plantation shutters won’t chip, crack, warp or split -- even if your garage is damp or unheated.

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

While plantation shutters work perfectly in in your garage, you might be considering buying an off-the-shelf product. But that might not be the greatest choice, 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 smoke from your car’s exhaust pipe.  After a short time, the curtain or shade will definately look ratty and worn. You can swap out the curtains with different curtains, but the switch will just start again.

Vinyl blinds may also look appealing, as they are cheap and ready to install. But vinyl blinds rarely hold up to a garage’s moisture and temperature obstacles. Just like cloth curtains, the cords on vinyl window treatments can immediately take in the wetness and become sticky or frayed.  Extreme heat and humidity might even melt the vinyl! After a while those vinyl blinds will lose slats or break a cord, making it look slanted to one side. Now you shed all curb appeal with your garage looking like a cyclone has destroyed the window treatments.  

Sunburst Can Help You Outfit Your Garage With Polywood Shutters

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

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