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The Best Window Coverings For Your Garage In Salt Lake City

May 23, 2019

As people in Salt Lake City begin to put up window treatments in their windows, many people tend to neglect the garage. After all, you generally only use the garage when you need your car, and then you might be running late to work or lugging groceries into the house. But if you have a garage-based workshop or gym, you know that sunlight can refract off of dust, exhaust, and wood shavings. You also may need some sort of covering up to prevent potential burglars from knowing if you’re home or not.

Selecting a window covering for the garage in Salt Lake City can be tough. There’s a delicate balancing act between style, durability, and functionality. The treatments should work with the rest of your windows while still being easy to use, even if the windows are installed in an awkward spot. Ultimately, your window coverings should come clean easily.  

So with these details in mind, what are the best window coverings for your garage in Salt Lake City?

Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Are Perfect In The Garage

Small Windows in a Salt Lake City Garage with Plantation Shutters 

Faux wood plantation shutters check off all your needs, making these treatments the ideal garage window coverings. Shutters have plenty of sophistication, but still are durable enough for the garage. You can open the shutters via a center tilt rod, which is much easier than grappling with cords in a dank and possibly tight space. Shutters even give some energy efficiency to a room that experiences the greatest amount of heat loss.

Faux wood plantation shutters are also easy to wipe down. Inside dust and outside leaves, grass, and pollen can show on your plantation shutters.  However, you can take a damp cloth and lightly scrub your faux wood plantation shutters and they should always look great. 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 Treatments Do You Avoid For Your Garage In Salt Lake City?

While plantation shutters hold up nicely to your garage’s humid climate, you could be thinking about buying a cheaper window treatment. However, that might not be the most prudent choice, even for a seldom-used room.

First, avoid anything made from cloth. Cloth coverings, like curtains or Roman shades, will take in all the odors and grime from your car’s emissions.  In just a year or two, the treatment will start to look old and worn out. You can replace the curtains with fresh treatments, but you are going to have to change them out again and again.

Vinyl blinds may also look appealing, as they are cheap and ready to install. But vinyl blinds can’t repel your garage’s moisture and temperature problems. Just like cloth shades, the cords on vinyl window treatments can start to soak up humidity and become dilapidated.  Extreme heat and humidity can even disintegrate the vinyl slats! Eventually those vinyl blinds will lose slats or become permanently slanted to one side. And while the rest of your house looks catalog ready, your garage feels like a disaster.  

Sunburst Can Help You Outfit Your Garage With Polywood Shutters

Let Sunburst help you get the best window treatments for your garage windows by showing you our line of Polywood plantation shutters. We will show you how intuitive these coverings are to use and clean, and how they enhance your garage’s curb appeal. Call 801-515-3598 now or fill out the form below for your in-home consultation.

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