The Best Window Treatments For Your Garage In Miami

David White

As homeowners in Miami begin to install window treatments in their windows, many people will neglect the garage. After all, you generally only use the garage when you need your car, and then you may be off to work or hauling groceries into the house. But if you have a garage-based workshop or gym, you understand that the sun can reflect off of dust, exhaust, and wood shavings. And those garage windows also pose a privacy problem if they are not covered.

Selecting a window covering for the garage in Miami can be tough. 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 come clean easily.  

And with these details in mind, 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 fulfill all your garage’s demands, making these treatments the ideal 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 awkward space. Shutters even provide some energy efficiency to your garage which sees the most heat loss.

Faux wood shutters are also easy to wipe down. Inside dust and outside leaves, grass, and pollen can show on your window treatments.  However, you can take a damp cloth and wipe down your faux wood plantation shutters and they will still look clean. A quality faux wood, like Polywood, also means that your window treatments won’t chip, crack, warp or split -- even if your garage is dank or without conditioned air or heat.

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

While plantation shutters work wonderfully in the widows of your garage, you may be thinking about using a vinyl covering. Unfortunately, that might not be the greatest choice, even for an overlooked room.

For instance, avoid anything made from fabric. Cloth treatments, like curtains or Roman shades, will soak up all the smells and ash from your car’s exhaust.  After a short time, the covering will begin to look oily. You can replace the curtains with fresh treatments, but you’ll just wind up with more oily curtains.

Vinyl blinds may also seem practical, as they are readily available and easy to install. But vinyl blinds rarely hold up to a garage’s moisture and temperature problems. Just like cloth coverings, the cords on vinyl blinds will start to absorb the wetness and become dilapidated.  The heat and humidity may even melt the vinyl! Pretty soon those vinyl blinds can lose slats or break a cord, making it look slanted to one side. The result is a dilapidated disaster that makes your attached garage stick out like a sore thumb.  

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 simple these shutters 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.