When you think of “smart” homes and home automation, window treatments may not be the first item that comes to mind. However, motorized shades and blinds provide several benefits that make them an attractive choice for many homeowners. Here are just a few of the benefits of installing motorized shades.
Unlike traditional window treatments, these shades are quick and easy to use. At the touch of a button, you can raise and lower all of your shades at once, from anywhere in your home. This is especially useful if your home has a lot of windows, or if your windows are large and difficult to reach. You can even set your shades to automatically open and close according to your schedule.
Increased Home Safety and Security
The cords used to open and close traditional shades are a strangling hazard to young children and pets. Motorized shades are cordless, making them a safer choice for the entire family.
Motorized shades also improve the security of your home. Closed windows may signal that your house is unoccupied. They can be opened and closed remotely, even if you are away, which gives the impression that someone is at home.
The summer sun pouring through the windows causes your air conditioner to work overtime to keep the room cool. In winter, letting in more sunlight warms the room without the strain on your heater. Put your shades to work and you’ll save energy and lower your heating and cooling bills.
Protect Your Furniture
Bright sunlight can cause your upholstery to fade over time. Motorized shades make it easy to lower your shades when the sun is brightest, keeping your furniture looking vibrant.
Are you considering custom motorized shades for your home? Contact Longhorn Solar Screens to schedule an estimate. We look forward to assisting you.