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The Best Window Treatments For Your Garage In Fort Lauderdale

May 23, 2019

When thinking about your Fort Lauderdale home’s window treatments, many people might 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 lugging groceries into the house. But if you have a garage-based workshop or gym, you understand that the sun can bounce off of dust, exhaust, and wood shavings. You also may want to put some sort of window treatment in those garage windows so no unsavory characters can guess your at-home status.

Picking out a window treatment for the garage in Fort Lauderdale can be tricky. There’s a delicate balancing act between style, durability, and performance. The treatments should complement the rest of your house while still being easy to use, even when the windows are located in a hard to reach spot. Ultimately, your window coverings should make it easy to wipe grime or gunk away.  

So with these criteria in hand, what are the nicest window treatments for your garage in Fort Lauderdale?

Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Work Best In The Garage

Square Windows in a Fort Lauderdale Garage with Plantation Shutters 

Faux wood plantation shutters meet all your needs, making shutters the best garage window treatments. Shutters have plenty of timeless style, but still are durable enough for the garage. You open and close the shutters via a center tilt rod, which is simpler than fumbling around with cords in a poorly lit and awkward space. Shutters even offer some energy efficiency to a room that experiences the greatest amount of heat loss.

Faux wood shutters are also easy to keep clean. Inside dust and outside leaves, grass, and pollen can collect on your window treatments.  The good news is you can get a damp rag and lightly scrub your faux wood plantation shutters and they will still look like new. 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 Do You Avoid For Your Garage In Fort Lauderdale?

While plantation shutters work the best in in your garage, you may be thinking about using an off-the-shelf window treatment. But that may not be the best idea, even for a seldom-used space.

For instance, don’t get anything made from fabric. Cloth coverings, like curtains or Roman shades, will take in all the stench and smoke from your car’s emissions.  In just a year or two, the treatment will begin to look oily. You can swap out the soiled coverings with different curtains, but you’ll just end up with more oily curtains.

Vinyl blinds may also seem practical, as they are readily available and quick to install. But don’t discount the punishment internal cords take in your high-moisture garage. Just like cloth shades, the cords on vinyl treatments might immediately take in humidity and become dilapidated.  Extreme heat and humidity might even disintegrate the vinyl slats! After a while those vinyl blinds will lose slats or become tilted to one side. The outcome is a a broken and unusable treatment that lets your garage look like a mess.  

Sunburst Can Help You Dress Your Garage With Polywood Shutters

Let Sunburst help you get the best window treatments for your garage by showing you our line of Polywood plantation shutters. We will show you how easy these treatments are to operate and clean, and how they elevate your garage’s curb appeal. Call 561-440-8535 today or fill out the form below for your in-home consultation.

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