The Best Window Coverings For Your Garage In Salt Lake City

Matt Thelander

As people in Salt Lake City begin to put up window treatments in their windows, some homeowners will neglect the garage. After all, you usually only enter the garage when you want to use your car, and then you could be running late to work or lugging groceries into the house. But if you have a garage-based workshop or gym, you understand that sunlight can refract off of dust, exhaust, and wood shavings. You also may want to cover those garage windows so no unsavory characters can see your at-home status.

Selecting a window covering for the garage in Salt Lake City can be hard. There’s a delicate balancing act between appearance, durability, and functionality. The treatments should complement 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 be easy to clean.  

So with these details in mind, what are the perfect 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 best garage window coverings. Shutters are durable enough for dust, dirt and exhaust, which is needed for the garage, while maintaining their sleek design. You can open the shutters via a center tilt rod, which works much better than grappling with cords in a dank and possibly tight space. Shutters even give some energy efficiency to your garage which sees the most heat loss.

Faux wood plantation shutters are also easy to wipe down. Inside dust and outside leaves, grass, and pollen can show on your window treatments.  But, you can take a damp cloth and wipe down your faux wood plantation shutters to remove dust, dirt, and exhaust. 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 the best to your garage’s humid climate, you could be thinking about buying a vinyl window treatment. Unfortunately, that might not be the most prudent choice, even for an overlooked room.

First, beware of anything that uses cloth. Cloth coverings, like curtains or Roman shades, will take in all the smells and smoke from your car’s emissions.  In just a year or two, the treatment will begin to look ratty and worn. You can swap out the gross treatments 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 they won’t hold up without losing some slats. Just like cloth shades, the cords on vinyl window treatments can start to soak up excess moisture and become dilapidated.  The heat and humidity can even disintegrate the vinyl slats! Pretty soon those vinyl blinds will lose slats or break a cord, making it look slanted to one side. Now you shed all curb appeal with your garage seeming like a cyclone has hit the subpar shades.  

Sunburst Can Help You Outfit Your Garage With Polywood Shutters

Let Sunburst help you get the best window treatments for your garage 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.