The Ideal Window Treatments For Your Garage In Charlotte

Neil Blackwelder

As homeowners in Charlotte begin to install window treatments in their windows, some homeowners will forget about the garage. After all, you generally only use the garage when you use your car, and then you may be off to work or hauling groceries into the house. But if you use a garage-based workshop or gym, you know that errant sunlight can refract off of dust, exhaust, and wood shavings. And those garage windows also may act as a privacy problem if they are not covered.

Choosing a window treatment for the garage in Charlotte can be tricky. There’s a delicate balancing act between style, durability, and functionality. The coverings need to match the rest of your house while still being easy to use, even when the windows are set in a corner spot. When all said and done, your window treatments should come clean easily.  

And with these criteria in hand, what are the perfect window treatments for your garage in Charlotte?

Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Are Perfect In The Garage

Square Windows in a Charlotte Garage with Polywood Shutters 

Faux wood plantation shutters check off all your garage’s demands, making shutters the ideal garage window coverings. Shutters have plenty of stylish curb appeal, 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 dark and awkward space. Shutters even give some energy efficiency to your garage which sees the most heat loss.

Faux wood shutters are also very easy to clean. All the muck that comes into the garage can show on your plantation shutters.  The good news is you can use a wet rag and lightly scrub your faux wood plantation shutters to get rid of dirt and stains. A quality faux wood, like Polywood, also means that your shutters won’t chip, crack, warp or split -- even if your garage is dank or without conditioned air or heat.

What Window Treatments Should You Avoid For Your Garage In Charlotte?

While plantation shutters are without question the most ideal window covering for your garage, you might be considering using a cheaper covering. However, that might not be the best idea, even for a seldom-used space.

For instance, avoid anything made from cloth. Cloth coverings, like curtains or Roman shades, will absorb all the smells and grime from your car’s exhaust pipe.  In a short while, the treatment will start to look oily. You can replace the curtains with different curtains, but the switch will just start again.

Vinyl blinds may also seem tempting, as they are cheap and easy to install. But don’t discount the punishment internal cords take in your high-humidity garage. Just like cloth curtains, the cords on vinyl blinds might start to absorb humidity and become dilapidated.  Garage heat and humidity might even melt the vinyl! After a while those vinyl blinds will lose slats or become permanently tilted to one side. Now you lose all curb appeal with your garage seeming like a hurricane has destroyed the vinyl blinds.  

Sunburst Can Help You Improve Your Garage With Polywood Shutters

Let Sunburst help you get the perfect window treatments for your windows by showing you our line of Polywood plantation shutters. We will show you how easy these treatments are to use and clean, and how they improve your garage’s curb appeal. Call 980-231-1116 today or fill out the form below for your in-home consultation.