Motorized Shades and Blinds
Are you tired of constantly raising and lowering your shades multiple times a day? Do you have hard-to-reach windows? Motorized shades offer a variety of benefits over traditional shades. They can be raised and lowered with a touch of a button on your mobile device or remote control, making them perfect for large windows or hard-to-reach places. Additionally, they can be programmed to open and close at specific times with smart-home systems using Apple HomeKit, Amazon Alexa, and Google Home technology, saving time and money.
Benefits of Motorized Window Treatments
The windows are one of a home’s greatest causes of heat loss. Heat comes in through the windows during the summer and escapes through them during the winter. Closing your shades when it’s hot and sunny in the summer and opening them when it’s bright and sunny in the winter can help regulate the temperature in your home. Whether you’re looking for a more stylish window treatment or one that will save you money on your energy bill, motorized shades are the perfect solution.
There are a few areas of the home that are perfect for motorized shades
- Media room: No more unwanted glare on the tv or projector wall.
- Bedroom: Block out natural light in the morning or at night without getting out of bed.
- Kitchen or living room: Cover the windows and keep the heat or cool air in.
- Patio Door: Motorizing your shades, drapery, or curtains makes it much easier to operate patio doors or large sliding glass doors.
Save your Shades
Motorized blinds and shades will extend the life of your window coverings. The smooth operation of the motor versus pulling/tugging on them every day and night minimizes wear and tear. Pulling on the shades will damage your window treatments over time, but motorized blinds raise and lower smoothly. According to studies, they last longer than traditional curtains, so replacing them with motorized upgrades is worth considering.
UV Protection For Your Home
The sun’s UV rays are harmful to furniture, paintings, artwork, and hardwood flooring. Another method to prevent this from happening is to set up a time schedule for your shades, in which they close automatically during the hottest part of the day and then reopen when the sun sets.
What to Consider When Choosing Motorized Shades
When shopping for motorized shades, it’s important to consider the type of motor that is included. Some motors are more powerful than others, so you’ll want to make sure that the motor is strong enough to raise and lower your shades. You’ll also want to consider the size and shape of your windows. Some motorized shades are designed for specific window openings, while others can be customized to fit any window.
How Much do Motorized Shades and Blinds Cost?
The cost of motorized shades will vary depending on the type and size of the shades and the type of motor that is included. Generally speaking, motorized shades and blinds are more expensive than traditional shades; however, they can save you money in the long run by reducing your energy bill.
Many types of shades can be motorized, including
- Cellular shades
- Roller shades
- Roman shades
- Zebra shades
- Blackout shades
Motorized shades and blinds can be mounted in various ways, depending on the type and size of the shades. Some motorized shades come with a built-in motor, while others require a separate motor to be installed.
When installing a motorized shade, we can help you determine the type of mount that is best for your needs. There are three main types of mounts:
- Outside Mount – This type of mount is great for large window openings. They help make ceilings look higher and windows bigger, and they also block out more light and provide more coverage.
- Inside Mount – This mounting style can provide a clean finished look because they sit inside the window. Using an inside mount on bay windows shows off the window frame and trim.
- Ceiling Mount – The ceiling mount option is a good way to cover extra wide windows. When properly mounted, they have a bold look that is still functional. For heavier blinds, it is recommended to attach ceiling mounts to beams or rafters in the ceiling.
Are they Noisy?
The decibel level for motorized blinds will differ depending on the manufacturer, type of product, and possibly the size of the window coverings. Because motorized blinds are made with sound volume in mind, they are exceptionally quiet, making only a soft humming sound.
Motorized shades typically last for several years, depending on the amount of use they receive. They will also need to be charged twice a year depending on use. If the shades are used regularly, they may need to be replaced every few years. However, if used only occasionally, they may last for several years.
Motorized shades can be cleaned with a damp cloth. Be sure to avoid getting the electrical parts of the shade wet. For more thorough cleaning, follow manufacturer specifications.
Motorized shade and blind systems with presets are a great additional security measure. Your system may close the shades at night for extra security while you are away from home. They can also open them during the day, giving the appearance that someone is home. Experts agree that an open view is one of the most typical ways for people to look in a house before committing a crime. Motorized shades offer a variety of benefits, including energy savings, increased security, and convenience. They are available in a variety of styles to fit any window size or shape. We recommend that you consider motorized shades for your home or office.
For more information on the different types of motorized shades available, please contact us today. Our design consultants will help you choose beautiful window treatments for your home. We also offer professional installation so that you don’t have to worry about the installation process. We offer custom-made shades to clients in Greenwood Village and the surrounding Denver area and will be happy to help you with all of your window-covering needs.