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The Ideal Window Treatments For Your Garage In Honolulu

May 23, 2019

When thinking about your Honolulu house’s window treatments, some homeowners might forget about the garage. After all, you mainly use the garage when you want to use your car, and then you may be hurrying to work or hauling groceries into the house. But if you use a garage-based workshop or gym, you understand that sunlight can bounce off of dust, exhaust, and wood shavings. You also might want to cover those garage windows so no one can see your at-home status.

Selecting a window treatment for the garage in Honolulu can be tricky. There’s a delicate balancing act between style, durability, and functionality. The coverings should try to complement the rest of your windows while still being easy to use, even if the windows are installed in a hard to reach spot. When all said and done, your window coverings should make it easy to wipe grime or gunk away.  

So with these criteria in hand, what are the best window coverings for your garage in Honolulu?

Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Work Best In The Garage

Square Windows in a Honolulu Garage with Polywood Shutters 

Faux wood plantation shutters check off all the requirements, making these treatments the best garage window treatments. While practical and durable, shutters maintain your home’s curb appeal. You open and close the shutters simply by using a center tilt rod, which works much better than fumbling around with cords in a dank and awkward space. Shutters even give some energy efficiency to your garage which experiences the greatest amount of heat loss.

Polywood shutters are also easy to wipe down. Inside dust and outside leaves, grass, and pollen can collect on your window treatments.  But, you can use a wet rag and lightly scrub your faux wood plantation shutters and they should always look like new. A quality faux wood, like Polywood, also means that your shutters won’t chip, crack, warp or split -- even if your garage is damp or unheated.

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

While plantation shutters are definitely the perfect window covering for your garage, you may be thinking about buying a vinyl covering. But that may not be the most prudent choice, even for an overlooked room.

For instance, beware of anything made from cloth. Cloth treatments, like curtains or Roman shades, will absorb all the stench and ash from your car’s exhaust.  In just a year or two, the covering will start to look oily. You can replace the curtains with different curtains, but you’ll just wind up with more oily cloth treatments.

Vinyl blinds may also seem tempting, as they are inexpensive and quick to install. But vinyl blinds don’t withstand your garage’s dampness and temperature problems. Just like cloth coverings, the cords on vinyl window treatments can immediately absorb humidity and become soggy.  Extreme heat and humidity can even melt the vinyl! Eventually those vinyl blinds can lose slats or break a cord, making it look tilted to one side. Now you give up all curb appeal with your garage feeling like a cyclone has hit the subpar shades.  

Sunburst Can Help You Outfit Your Garage With Polywood Shutters

Let Sunburst help you pick 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 use and clean, and how they improve your garage’s curb appeal. Call 808-797-2004 today or fill out the form below for your in-home consultation.

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