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The Best Window Coverings For Your Garage In Denver

May 23, 2019

When thinking about your Denver home’s window coverings, many folks will forget about the garage. After all, you mainly use the garage when you want to use your car, and then you might be running late to work or lugging groceries into the house. But if you use a garage-based workshop or gym, you will see that sunlight can reflect off of dust, exhaust, and wood shavings. And those garage windows also may act as a privacy threat if they are not covered.

Choosing a window covering for the garage in Denver can be hard. There’s a lot to consider regarding appearance, durability, and performance. The coverings should try to work with the rest of your rooms while still being easy to use, even when the windows are located in a corner spot. Above all else, your window treatments should make it easy to wipe grime or gunk away.  

And with these details in play, what are the best window treatments for your garage in Denver?

Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Work Best In The Garage

Square Windows in a Denver Garage with Plantation Shutters 

Faux wood plantation shutters check off all your needs, making shutters the best garage window coverings. Shutters are strong enough to handle dust, dirt and exhaust, which is needed for the garage, while still maintaining their curb appeal. You open and close the shutters via a center tilt rod, which is simpler than fumbling around with cords in a poorly lit and possibly tight space. Shutters even offer some energy efficiency to your garage which struggles with the most heat loss.

Polywood shutters are also easy to keep clean. Car exhaust, dust, and wood shavings from a table saw can build up on your plantation shutters.  But, you can use a wet rag and wipe down your faux wood plantation shutters to remove dirt and stains. A quality faux wood, like Polywood, also means that your window treatments won’t chip, crack, warp or split -- especially if your garage is wet or exposed to extreme temperatures.

What Window Coverings Do You Avoid For Your Garage In Denver?

While plantation shutters are without question the perfect window treatment for your garage, you could be tempted into installing an off-the-shelf window treatment. But that may not be the best idea, even for a seldom-used space.

First, don’t get anything made from fabric. Cloth coverings, like curtains or Roman shades, will take in all the odors and ash from your car’s exhaust.  After a short time, the treatment will begin to look old and worn out. You can swap out the curtains with fresh treatments, but you’ll just end up with more ratty looking curtains.

Vinyl blinds may also look appealing, as they are inexpensive and easy to install. But vinyl blinds don’t withstand your garage’s dampness and temperature obstacles. Just like cloth shades, the cords on vinyl blinds will start to take in excess moisture and become soggy.  The heat and humidity can even disintegrate the vinyl slats! Pretty soon those vinyl blinds will lose slats or become permanently slanted to one side. The outcome is a haphazard mess that makes your attached garage seem different from the rest of the house.  

Sunburst Can Help You Improve Your Garage With Polywood Shutters

Let Sunburst help you pick the best window treatments for your garage by showing you our line of Polywood plantation shutters. We will show you how simple these shutters are to use and clean, and how they improve your garage’s curb appeal. Call 720-538-0182 today or fill out the form below for your in-home consultation.

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