The Perfect Window Coverings For Your Garage In Colorado Springs

Gary Harding

As people in Colorado Springs start to purchase window treatments in their windows, many folks tend to overlook the garage. After all, you usually only enter the garage when you use your car, and then you may be hurrying to work or lugging groceries into the house. But if you spend any time in a garage-based workshop or gym, you will see that the sun can reflect off of dust, exhaust, and wood shavings. And those garage windows also may act as a privacy problem if they are not covered.

Selecting a window treatment for the garage in Colorado Springs can be tough. There’s a delicate balancing act between style, durability, and performance. The treatments should match the rest of your rooms while still being easy to use, even when the windows are located in a corner spot. Above all else, your window treatments should make it easy to wipe grime or gunk away.  

And with these criteria in mind, what are the perfect window treatments for your garage in Colorado Springs?

Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Work Best In The Garage

Small Windows in a Colorado Springs Garage with Plantation Shutters 

Faux wood plantation shutters check off all your needs, making shutters the ideal garage window coverings. While remaining practical, shutters maintain your house’s curb appeal. You open and close the shutters via a center tilt rod, which is much easier than fooling with cords in a dank and possibly tight space. Shutters even provide some energy efficiency to a room that sees a great deal of heat loss.

Faux wood shutters are also very easy to clean. Car exhaust, dust, and wood shavings from a table saw can show on your window treatments.  But, you can use a wet rag and lightly scrub your faux wood plantation shutters to get rid of dirt and stains. A quality faux wood, like Polywood, also means that your window treatments won’t chip, crack, warp or split -- even if your garage is damp or unheated.

What Window Coverings Should You Avoid For Your Garage In Colorado Springs?

While plantation shutters are definitely the perfect window treatment for your garage, you might be tempted into installing a cheaper window treatment. But that may not be the best idea, even for an overlooked space.

First, avoid anything made from fabric. Cloth coverings, like curtains or Roman shades, will soak up all the smells and grime from your car’s emissions.  After a short time, the curtain or shade will start to look ratty and worn. You can swap out the soiled coverings with different curtains, but you’ll just wind up with more disheveled cloth treatments.

Vinyl blinds may also seem tempting, as they are readily available and quick to install. But they just don’t hold up over time. Just like cloth curtains, the cords on vinyl window treatments can immediately soak up the wetness and become sticky or frayed.  The heat and humidity can even melt the vinyl! Pretty soon those vinyl blinds start to lose slats or break a cord, making it look slanted to one side. And while the rest of your house looks catalog ready, your garage feels like a mess.  

Sunburst Can Help You Outfit Your Garage With Polywood Shutters

Let Sunburst help you get the best window treatments for your windows by showing you our line of Polywood plantation shutters. We will demonstrate to you how intuitive these coverings are to operate and clean, and how they enhance your garage’s curb appeal. Call 303-625-6431 today or fill out the form below for your in-home consultation.