The Top 5 Benefits of Motorized Shades
My clients are often unaware of the many benefits that a motorized shading system offers. Convenience is the first to come to mind of course – not having to get up to open or close the shades is definitely a perk. But here are a few other compelling reasons to consider motorized shades:
- Save energy: It’s simple - you open the shades to light up a room and close them to reduce glare or block out the night, right? But shades are also a smart way to use light to warm or cool the house and save on energy costs. In the winter, try opening shades on the south side of the house to allow the sun to warm things up. In the summer, close shades on the south side to block the heat and reduce the need for air conditioning. An added benefit of motorized systems is that you can program them to automatically open or close at specific times of day so you don’t even have to think about it.
- Protect valuable items: The sun’s rays can be very damaging, particularly to fabrics and wood. Shades can protect furniture, TV and computer screens, art, and wood from getting washed out by the sun. Some shading providers even offer special fabrics that will reduce glare and block damaging rays without totally blocking out the light or your view.
- Maintain security: When you’re away from home, the last thing you want to think about are prying eyes peering into your house. A whole-home motorized shading system can be programmed to close all the shades when you’re away from home.
- Save time and effort: Motorized shades are a great solution for rooms where you’re raising and lowering several shades all at once frequently, like bedrooms or TV rooms. They’re also ideal for windows that are difficult to reach.
- Get both beauty and function: There’s no question about it, motorized shades are sleek and elegant. Gone are the dangling cords and plastic rods of traditional shades. Gone is the sound of plastic slats blowing in the wind (or worse, the sound of your cat scratching the drapes). And today’s systems offer an endless variety of fabrics types and styles to match every look and application.
Want to learn more about motorized shades? Give me a shout!