Do Garages Need Shades?

With window shades, we often think of window treatments that will complement our living room, bedrooms, or kitchens. Most often, we don’t even think twice about whether or not our garage needs shades. For many, the automatic response would be that they do not. After all, a garage is simply a place for us to store our cars, tools, and maybe create a little working space when we have projects for the house.

A garage exterior featuring windows next to a home near Clayton, NC, at sunset

However, garage window shades are a beneficial addition to your space. While you might not spend as much time in the garage as in your living room, that doesn’t mean shades aren’t a good idea. There are many benefits to having garage shades, and here are some of our favorites.

Benefit 1: Privacy

 You wouldn’t want strangers walking by to have 24/7 access to what your home has inside, so why would you want people to peek into your garage? One of the benefits of garage shades is that they protect your privacy. When you choose from different window shades, it gives you a variety of options. Whether you want light-filtering or UV-blocking shades, minimalistic Roman shades, or cellular shades, we can help you find the perfect window treatment with custom opacities to help you achieve the best privacy levels for your garage.

Benefit 2: Insulation

Speaking of cellular shades, another benefit of garage shades is that they provide the much-needed insulation the space needs. Since many garages aren’t hooked up to central air and heating, they can become freezing in the winter and sweltering in the summer. If you want your cars to remain comfortable when you get in or if you want to create a comfortable working space, having an icebox or oven for a garage is not an option. Cellular shades help trap air at the window, keeping your garage more comfortable throughout the year.

Benefit 3: UV Protection

 Your cars, tools, and other garage supplies may be powerful, but nothing beats the damaging power of the sun. Another benefit of garage shades is UV protection. Curving harsh UV rays while preserving views to the outside, Designer Roller Shades protect your garage’s interiors even on the sunniest days. This can help prevent sun damage to the floors of your garage, allowing them to last longer.

Benefit 4: Cohesiveness

Finally, if you love aesthetics and cohesiveness, garage shades that match the shades throughout your home create a chic look that you can carry throughout every room, including the garage! Sure, aesthetics might not be everything, but you will love how your home looks when you drive up your garage. We can help you find the perfect styles from Hunter Douglas, including patterns, bright colors, subtle hues, and more.

Find Garage Window Shades

 Getting shades for your garage can provide a number of great benefits to increase the style, performance, and longevity of the space. To learn more about garage shades, contact us online or visit us today at Southern Accent Shutters & Blinds. We are located in Clayton, North Carolina, and proudly serve Clayton, Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Morrisville, Holly Springs, Fuquay-Varina, Wake Forest, Rolesville, Goldsboro, and Durham, North Carolina.

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