The Best Window Treatments For Your Garage In Tampa

Eric Ramsey

When thinking about your Tampa home’s window treatments, some homeowners will overlook the garage. After all, you mainly use the garage when you want to use your car, and then you might be hurrying to work or carrying groceries into the house. But if you use a garage-based workshop or gym, you know that the sun can bounce off of dust, exhaust, and wood shavings. You also might want a window treatment up to prevent snoops from finding out if you’re at home.

Choosing a window covering for the garage in Tampa can be tricky. There’s a delicate balancing act between style, durability, and functionality. The coverings should complement the rest of your rooms while still being easy to use, even when the windows are located in a corner spot. Ultimately, your window coverings should make it easy to wipe grime or gunk away.  

And with these ideas in play, what are the perfect window treatments for your garage in Tampa?

Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Are Perfect In The Garage

Square Windows in a Tampa Garage with Polywood Shutters 

Faux wood plantation shutters check off all your garage’s demands, making shutters the perfect garage window treatments. Shutters have plenty of stylish curb appeal, but still are durable enough for the garage. You can open the shutters via a center tilt rod, which works much better than fooling with cords in a poorly lit and crowded space. Shutters even give some energy efficiency to a room that experiences a great deal of heat loss.

Faux wood shutters are also easy to wipe down. All the muck that comes into the garage can show on your shutters.  But, you can take a damp cloth 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 won’t chip, crack, warp or split -- no matter if your garage is dank or without conditioned air or heat.

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

While plantation shutters are definitely the best window treatment for your garage, you might be tempted into using a vinyl product. However, that might not be the best idea, even for a dirty space.

First, avoid anything that uses fabric. Cloth coverings, like curtains or Roman shades, will take in all the odors and ash from your car’s emissions.  After a short time, the curtain or shade will begin to look old and worn out. You can change out the soiled coverings with fresh treatments, but you are going to have to switch them out again and again.

Vinyl blinds may also look appealing, as they are cheap and ready to install. But vinyl blinds rarely hold up to a garage’s moisture and temperature obstacles. Just like cloth shades, the cords on vinyl blinds will immediately soak up humidity and become sticky or frayed.  Extreme heat and humidity may even disintegrate the vinyl slats! After a while those vinyl blinds start to lose slats or break a cord, making it look tilted to one side. And while your other rooms looks like home, your garage seems like a disaster.  

Sunburst Can Help You Dress Your Garage With Polywood Shutters

Let Sunburst help you get the perfect window treatments for your garage by showing you our line of Polywood plantation shutters. We will demonstrate to you how simple these shutters are to operate and clean, and how they improve your garage’s curb appeal. Call 813-580-7288 now or fill out the form below for your in-home consultation.