The Perfect Window Coverings For Your Garage In Denver

Gary Harding

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 could 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 errant sunlight can bounce off of dust, exhaust, and wood shavings. You also may need a window treatment up to stop potential burglars from knowing if you’re away or home.

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 perfect 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 fulfill all the requirements, making them the ideal garage window coverings. Shutters are strong enough to handle dust, dirt and exhaust, which is needed for the garage, while maintaining their sleek design. You open and close the shutters via a center tilt rod, which is simpler than fooling with cords in a poorly lit and possibly tight space. Shutters even offer some energy efficiency to a room that struggles with the greatest amount of heat loss.

Polywood shutters are also easy to keep clean. Inside dust and outside leaves, grass, and pollen can collect on your window treatments.  But, you can take a damp cloth and lightly scrub 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 -- even if your garage is wet or exposed to extreme temperatures.

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

While plantation shutters work wonderfully in in your garage, you could be considering using 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 pipe.  In a short while, the curtain or shade will begin to look ratty and worn. You can replace the curtains with fresh treatments, but the process will just start again.

Vinyl blinds may also look appealing, as they are inexpensive and easy to install. But vinyl blinds rarely hold up to a garage’s dampness and temperature obstacles. Just like cloth shades, the cords on vinyl treatments can start to take in humidity and become sticky or frayed.  The heat and humidity can even melt the vinyl! Pretty soon those vinyl blinds will lose slats or become permanently unhinged on one side. And while your other rooms looks nice and put together, your garage looks like a mess.  

Sunburst Can Help You Outfit Your Garage With Polywood Shutters

Let Sunburst help you pick the best window treatments for your garage windows 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.