The Ideal Window Coverings For Your Garage In Boise

Spencer Madsen

As people in Boise begin to put up window treatments in their windows, many folks tend to overlook the garage. After all, you mainly use the garage when you use your car, and then you could be off to work or carrying groceries into the house. But if you spend any time in a garage-based workshop or gym, you understand that sunlight can bounce off of dust, exhaust, and wood shavings. You also may want to cover those garage windows so unwanted visitors can’t see your at-home status.

Choosing a window covering for the garage in Boise can be hard. There’s a delicate balancing act between style, durability, and performance. The coverings should try to complement the rest of your house while still being easy to use, even if the windows are located in an awkward spot. Above all else, your window treatments should make it easy to wipe grime or gunk away.  

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

Polywood Plantation Shutters Work Best In The Garage

Small Windows in a Boise Garage with Polywood Shutters 

Faux wood plantation shutters meet all the requirements, making shutters the ideal garage window coverings. Shutters are strong enough to handle dust, dirt and exhaust, which is needed for the garage, while still maintaining their sleek design. You open and close the shutters via a center tilt rod, which is simpler than grappling with cords in a dark and crowded space. Shutters even give some energy efficiency to the one space that experiences a great deal of heat loss.

Polywood plantation shutters are also easy to wipe down. All the muck that comes into the garage can build up on your window treatments.  The good news is you can use a wet rag and lightly scrub your faux wood plantation shutters and they will always look great. A quality faux wood, like Polywood, also means that your plantation shutters shouldn’t chip, crack, warp or split -- even if your garage is dank or without conditioned air or heat.

What Window Coverings Should You Avoid For Your Garage In Boise?

While plantation shutters work perfectly in your garage windows, you may be thinking about installing a cheaper product. However, that might not be the best idea, even for a dirty space.

For instance, beware of anything that uses fabric. Cloth treatments, like curtains or Roman shades, will absorb all the smells and smoke from your car’s exhaust pipe.  In just a year or two, the treatment will begin to look ratty and worn. You can change out the curtains with different curtains, but the process will just begin again.

Vinyl blinds may also seem practical, as they are readily available and quick to install. But vinyl blinds rarely hold up to a garage’s humidity and temperature problems. Just like cloth coverings, the cords on vinyl treatments might begin to absorb humidity and become soggy.  Garage heat and humidity can even warp the slats! Pretty soon those vinyl blinds start to lose slats or become permanently tilted to one side. And while the rest of your house looks nice and put together, your garage seems like another house all together.  

Sunburst Can Help You Dress Your Garage With Polywood Shutters

Let Sunburst help you choose the perfect window treatments for your garage windows by showing you our line of Polywood plantation shutters. We will demonstrate to you how intuitive these coverings are to use and clean, and how they improve your garage’s curb appeal. Call 208-609-9129 now or fill out the form below for your in-home consultation.