The Best Window Treatments For Your Garage In Kingsport

Jacob Hayes

As homeowners in Kingsport start to put up window treatments in their windows, some homeowners tend to overlook the garage. After all, you usually only enter the garage when you use your car, and then you may be off to work or lugging groceries into the house. But if you have a garage-based workshop or gym, you know that errant sunlight can refract off of dust, exhaust, and wood shavings. You also might want to cover those garage windows so unwanted visitors can’t see your at-home status.

Choosing a window treatment for the garage in Kingsport can be hard. There’s a delicate balancing act between taste, durability, and functionality. The coverings should match the rest of your windows while still being easy to use, even when the windows are installed in an awkward spot. Above all else, your window coverings should be easy to clean.  

And with these ideas in play, what are the nicest window coverings for your garage in Kingsport?

Polywood Plantation Shutters Are Perfect In The Garage

Small Windows in a Kingsport Garage with Polywood Shutters 

Faux wood plantation shutters meet all your garage’s demands, making these treatments the perfect garage window coverings. While practical and durable, shutters maintain your home’s curb appeal. You open and close the shutters simply by using a center tilt rod, which works much better than grappling with cords in a dank and crowded space. Shutters even offer some energy efficiency to your garage which experiences a great deal of heat loss.

Faux wood plantation shutters are also easy to keep clean. Inside dust and outside leaves, grass, and pollen can collect on your window treatments.  However, you can take a damp cloth and lightly scrub your faux wood plantation shutters and they will always look like new. 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 Should You Avoid For Your Garage In Kingsport?

While plantation shutters hold up nicely to your garage’s dusty and dank climate, you may be considering buying a vinyl product. Unfortunately, that may not be the greatest choice, even for a seldom-used room.

For instance, beware of anything that makes use of fabric. Cloth treatments, like curtains or Roman shades, will soak up all the smells and smoke from your car’s emissions.  In just a year or two, the curtain or shade will begin to look ratty and worn. You can swap out the curtains with new ones, but the process will just begin again.

Vinyl blinds may also seem tempting, as they are cheap and quick to install. But they just don’t hold up over time. Just like cloth curtains, the cords on vinyl window treatments can begin to take in the wetness and become dilapidated.  Extreme heat and humidity might even warp the slats! Eventually those vinyl blinds start to lose slats or break a cord, making it look tilted to one side. And while the rest of your house looks like home, your garage looks like a mess.  

Sunburst Can Help You Dress Your Garage With Polywood Shutters

Let Sunburst help you pick the ideal window treatments for your garage 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 elevate your garage’s curb appeal. Call 276-685-5343 now or fill out the form below for your in-home consultation.