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The Best Window Treatments For Your Garage In Miami

May 23, 2019

When thinking about your Miami house’s window treatments, many people will overlook the garage. After all, you usually only enter the garage when you need your car, and then you may be hurrying to work or hauling groceries into the house. But if you spend any time in a garage-based workshop or gym, you know that the sun can bounce off of dust, exhaust, and wood shavings. You also may want to install treatments in those garage windows so no one can see your at-home status.

Selecting a window covering for the garage in Miami can be hard. There’s a lot to consider regarding taste, durability, and functionality. The treatments should complement the rest of your rooms while still being easy to use, even if the windows are located in a corner spot. Above all else, your window coverings should be easy to clean.  

And with these details in hand, what are the perfect window coverings for your garage in Miami?

Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Are Perfect In The Garage

Small Windows in a Miami Garage with Plantation Shutters 

Faux wood plantation shutters check off all your garage’s demands, making these treatments the best garage window treatments. While practical and durable, shutters boost your house’s curb appeal. You open and close the shutters simply by using a center tilt rod, which is simpler than fumbling around with cords in a dark and possibly tight space. Shutters even provide some energy efficiency to a room that experiences the most heat loss.

Faux wood shutters are also very easy to clean. Car exhaust, dust, and wood shavings from a table saw can show on your plantation shutters.  However, you can take a damp cloth and wipe down your faux wood plantation shutters and they should always come clean. A quality faux wood, like Polywood, also means that your window treatments won’t chip, crack, warp or split -- especially if your garage is damp or unheated.

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

While plantation shutters work the best in the widows of your garage, you may be thinking about using a vinyl covering. Unfortunately, that might not be the best idea, even for a seldom-used room.

For instance, avoid anything made from fabric. Cloth treatments, like curtains or Roman shades, will soak up all the odors and ash from your car’s exhaust.  In a short while, the covering will start to look oily. You can swap out the curtains with fresh treatments, but you’ll just end up with more oily curtains.

Vinyl blinds may also seem practical, as they are readily available and easy to install. But they rarely hold up without losing some slats. Just like cloth curtains, the cords on vinyl blinds can begin to absorb the wetness and become dilapidated.  Extreme heat and humidity may even disintegrate the vinyl slats! Eventually those vinyl blinds can lose slats or become permanently slanted to one side. Now you give up all curb appeal with your garage feeling like a tornado has destroyed the subpar shades.  

Sunburst Can Help You Outfit Your Garage With Polywood Shutters

Let Sunburst help you choose 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 open and clean, and how they improve your garage’s curb appeal. Call 305-520-7515 today or fill out the form below for your in-home consultation.

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