The Best Window Coverings For Your Garage In Nashville

Stefano Diotaiuti

As people in Nashville begin to purchase window treatments in their windows, many people tend to overlook the garage. After all, you generally only 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 use a garage-based workshop or gym, you will see that the sun can bounce off of dust, exhaust, and wood shavings. And those garage windows also may act as a privacy threat if they are not covered.

Selecting a window treatment for the garage in Nashville can be hard. There’s a lot to consider regarding style, durability, and performance. The coverings should complement the rest of your windows while still being easy to use, even when the windows are installed in an awkward spot. Ultimately, your window coverings should come clean easily.  

So with these details in mind, what are the nicest window coverings for your garage in Nashville?

Polywood Plantation Shutters Work Best In The Garage

Square Windows in a Nashville Garage with Polywood Shutters 

Faux wood plantation shutters check off all the requirements, making these treatments the best garage window coverings. Shutters are strong enough to handle dust, dirt and exhaust, which is needed for the garage, while maintaining their curb appeal. You can open the shutters through a center tilt rod, which is simpler than fumbling around with cords in a dark and crowded space. Shutters even give some energy efficiency to a room that experiences the greatest amount of heat loss.

Faux wood shutters are also easy to keep clean. All the muck that comes into the garage can build up on your shutters.  But, you can get a damp rag and lightly scrub your faux wood plantation shutters to get rid of dust, dirt, and exhaust. A quality faux wood, like Polywood, also means that your shutters shouldn’t chip, crack, warp or split -- especially if your garage is damp or unheated.

What Window Treatments Do You Avoid For A Garage In Nashville?

While plantation shutters hold up the best to your garage’s unique climate, you could be tempted into using a vinyl window treatment. However, that might not be the best idea, even for a seldom-used room.

For instance, avoid anything that makes use of fabric. Cloth coverings, like curtains or Roman shades, will take in all the odors and smoke from your car’s exhaust.  After a short time, the covering will begin to look ratty and worn. You can replace the gross treatments with new ones, but you will have to change them out again and again.

Vinyl blinds may also seem practical, as they are cheap and quick to install. But they rarely hold up without losing some slats. Just like cloth coverings, the cords on vinyl window treatments might immediately soak up the wetness and become soggy.  Garage heat and humidity might even warp the slats! Eventually those vinyl blinds start to lose slats or become tilted to one side. And while the rest of your house looks nice and put together, your garage seems like a disaster.  

Sunburst Can Help You Dress Your Garage With Polywood Shutters

Let Sunburst help you choose the best 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 615-236-8530 today or fill out the form below for your in-home consultation.