The Ideal Window Treatments For Your Garage In Honolulu

Darren Wong

As homeowners in Honolulu begin to put up window coverings in their windows, some homeowners might forget about the garage. After all, you mainly use the garage when you need your car, and then you may be hurrying to work or carrying 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. And those garage windows also can be a privacy problem if they are not covered.

Choosing a window treatment for the garage in Honolulu can be tricky. There’s a delicate balancing act between appearance, durability, and functionality. The coverings should try to complement the rest of your house while still being easy to use, even when the windows are set in an awkward spot. Above all else, your window coverings should make it easy to wipe grime or gunk away.  

So with these ideas in mind, 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 fulfill all the requirements, making these treatments the best garage window treatments. Shutters have plenty of timeless style, but still are stain and water resistant enough for the garage. You open and close the shutters through a center tilt rod, which is much easier than fooling with cords in a dark and possibly tight space. Shutters even provide some energy efficiency to a room that experiences the most heat loss.

Polywood shutters are also very easy to clean. Car exhaust, dust, and wood shavings from a table saw can collect on your plantation shutters.  But, you can use a wet rag and wipe down your faux wood plantation shutters and they should always come clean. A quality faux wood, like Polywood, also means that your plantation shutters won’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 Honolulu?

While plantation shutters work perfectly in the widows of your garage, you may be thinking about buying a cheaper 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 begin to look oily. You can replace the gross treatments with different curtains, but you may have to change them out again and again.

Vinyl blinds may also seem tempting, as they are inexpensive and easy to install. But don’t underestimate the pressure internal cords take in your high-humidity garage. Just like cloth coverings, the cords on vinyl window treatments will immediately soak up humidity and become sticky or frayed.  Extreme heat and humidity may even disintegrate the vinyl slats! Eventually those vinyl blinds can lose slats or become permanently tilted to one side. Now you give up all curb appeal with your garage feeling like a tornado has hit the subpar shades.  

Sunburst Can Help You Improve Your Garage With Polywood Shutters

Let Sunburst help you pick the perfect window treatments for your garage by showing you our line of Polywood plantation shutters. We will show you how easy these treatments are to open 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.