The Perfect Window Coverings For Your Garage In Jacksonville

Kevin McCormack

As people in Jacksonville start to install window treatments in their windows, many people tend to neglect 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 will see that errant sunlight can bounce off of dust, exhaust, and wood shavings. And those garage windows also can be a privacy problem if they are not covered.

Picking out a window treatment for the garage in Jacksonville can be tricky. There’s a lot to consider regarding taste, durability, and performance. The treatments need to match the rest of your rooms while still being easy to use, even if the windows are set in a hard to reach spot. When all said and done, your window treatments should make it easy to wipe grime or gunk away.  

So with these details in mind, what are the perfect window treatments for your garage in Jacksonville?

Polywood Plantation Shutters Are Perfect In The Garage

Small Windows in a Jacksonville Garage with Polywood Shutters 

Faux wood plantation shutters meet all your garage’s demands, making shutters the perfect garage window coverings. Shutters have plenty of sophistication, but still are stable enough for the garage. You open and close the shutters via a center tilt rod, which works much better than fumbling around with cords in a dark and possibly tight space. Shutters even offer some energy efficiency to a room that struggles with the greatest amount of heat loss.

Faux wood plantation shutters are also very easy to clean. All the muck that comes into the garage can build up on your shutters.  However, you can get a damp rag and lightly scrub your faux wood plantation shutters and they should always come clean. A quality faux wood, like Polywood, also means that your window treatments shouldn’t chip, crack, warp or split -- especially if your garage is dank or without conditioned air or heat.

What Window Treatments Should You Avoid For A Garage In Jacksonville?

While plantation shutters are without question the best window covering for your garage, you may be considering using a cheaper product. Unfortunately, that may not be the best idea, even for a seldom-used room.

First, don’t get anything made from fabric. Cloth treatments, like curtains or Roman shades, will absorb all the smells and grime from your car’s exhaust.  After a short time, the covering will start to look oily. You can replace the soiled coverings with fresh treatments, but the degrading will just start again.

Vinyl blinds may also look appealing, as they are readily available and ready to install. But they won’t hold up over time. Just like cloth curtains, the cords on vinyl window treatments can start to absorb excess moisture and become soggy.  The heat and humidity can even warp the slats! After a while those vinyl blinds start to lose slats or become tilted to one side. The result is a a broken and unusable treatment that lets your garage look like a mess.  

Sunburst Can Help You Outfit Your Garage With Polywood Shutters

Let Sunburst help you choose the ideal window treatments for your garage by showing you our line of Polywood plantation shutters. We will show you how easy these treatments are to use and clean, and how they improve your garage’s curb appeal. Call 904-289-1663 today or fill out the form below for your in-home consultation.