10 Reason Why Electric Shades Might Be Good For You

Motorized window treatments are becoming more and more popular. The incorporation between home automation and motorized window treatments essentially enables your window coverings to move in unison with other subsystems, such as lighting, music, and heating and cooling equipment. It’s a feature that can be of great benefit to anyones home, making motorization definitely worth consideration as an investment in your home. Here are a couple of  additional reasons why electric window treatments may be for you.

  1. They’re great at saving energy as well as preserving your privacy. When the shades are lowered on a sunny day solar gain is minimized, allowing your air conditioner to operate more efficiently. Also, when the shades are up you can keep the room lights off, relying on the natural light from the sun instead to light up your home.
  2. They can help prevent your home from break-ins.Window treatments moving throughout the day, gives the illusion that someone is at home. A  “I think they’re home” look is an effective deterrent against burglars.
  3. Better looking than manual blinds and shades.Attached to a rod, track, or roller, window treatments lift, lower and move left and right without any pull of a cord. Evoking a look that’s clean and modern.
  4. They come in a variety of fabrics. There’s no shortage of selection when it comes to choosing a fabric to attach to the motorized hardware. From colors, textures, patterns and opacities there’s something to fit the décor of every room of your house.
  5. They can be customized to fit all windows.Windows have moved from being a utilitarian feature to an architectural feature in a home. Windows are all shapes and sizing nowadays, and the hardware and fabrics of motorized window treatment solution can be customized to fit any window perfectly.
  6. They move quietly, smoothly, and with precision.You’d think that anything driven by a motor would be noisy, fortunately manufacturers have created units that are pretty much noise-free. The motors are tuned so well that the movement happens smoothly. Thanks to the controls that come with the window treatment mechanisms, you can choose several stopping points and the shade or drape stops at the exact spots each and every time without fail. Try that with a cord.
  7. Choose battery or AC Powered.There are different options for powering the motors. For a while, electrical power was the only option available, but battery-driven units have increased in popularity. Both options work well; but having these two options is helpful and opens up the market to owners of apartments, condos, and homes where installing new electrical wiring may not be easy.
  8. They’re not just for windows.You can apply the hardware and hang a drape to cover a projection screen in your home theater when it’s not being used, or to divide a room into two sections. Some people have even used a large roller shade as a video screen.
  9. They are safer for your kids and pets.Even your hands can get tangled up in the pull cords of a manual shading system. Motorized solves that.
  10. Combination units inspire unique creativity. Mixing sheers with drapes or combining blackout shades with Roman shades. There are no limits and motorized hardware can accommodate any combination of treatments.

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