Motorized interior shades provide convenience and distinctive style for your home
Motorized Shades eliminate hanging cords and bring an important degree of safety to the home, especially one with children and/or pets. But there are incremental safety characteristics of motorization. In most models, the operation can be set on a schedule, or even tied in to the functioning of a smart home. This enables the homeowner to schedule blinds and shades to move throughout the day at random intervals so as to simulate someone being home when they are actually away. Some smart home technology even uses geo-fencing to open and close window coverings as occupants enter and exit the home. Expansions in smart home technology are expected in the near future. With motorized window coverings you will be able to capitalize on advancements in smart home safety and security.
Solar gain happens when the sun shines into the home, raising the indoor temperature and, in turn, increasing the cost of cooling the home. Blinds and shades decrease solar gain. R-value is the measure of the capacity of a material to resist heat flow. The typical window has an R-factor around 2.0. Shades and blinds double the R-factor, providing a measurable drop in the demands on the HVAC. With motorized shades and blinds, schedules can be set to ensure window coverings are in place during the sunniest parts of the day. Effectively timed shades and blinds can also prevent heat loss in the home during the colder months.
Paired with smart home lighting, when blinds close, lights in the home can turn off, or turn down, to allow the natural lighting to do the illuminating. With smart home technology, motorized blinds and shades can be programmed to close when specific temperature and sunlight measures are recorded in the home. Some smart home programs even allow for the operation of blinds based on the weather outside. Why not have your window coverings respond before your HVAC has to?
Shades and blinds also block the sunlight that can fade furniture and flooring. Areas of your home with harsh sun exposure in the afternoon, for example, can be protected automatically with scheduled window coverage. With motorized operation, even very high windows can be covered to protect what is inside from the harmful rays of the sun. Professionals in smart home technology can install window sensors that will close window coverings when the sunlight reaches a certain level, providing even more accurate protection.
Operated by remote control, with just one touch of a button you can open and close your motorized window coverings. And, with many of our options, you can even program the unit to open to a specific height, enabling you to create that perfect ambience each and every time. Programming offers many advantages. Why not schedule your blinds to close at bedtime and open each morning? Or, maybe you’d like to have the blinds close when you leave for the day.
Motorized window coverings are the perfect solution for large windows, where the volume of material used in the covering would make mechanical operation impractical. They are also a great option when you have a row of windows where programming can ensure even heights with the touch of a button. Motorized shades are the answer for high and other hard-to-reach windows where manual operation is not feasible.
Rest assured, there is no compromise in style when you choose motorization. We have a wide array of solutions for our interior traditional shades, honey comb/cellular shades and blinds. These window coverings offer much more than their inherent functionality. Shades and blinds are a great way to add color and texture to your home without taking up floorspace. They can pull rooms together as a component of well-planned interior design.
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