|By the year 2022, the global market for blinds and shades is expected to hit $16.7 billion. That’s no surprise, seeing as window treatments are an essential for most homes — and homes are becoming bigger with each passing year. But not all treatments are created equal. These days, many families are opting for motorized blinds and shades for their windows due to their convenience, appearance, and safety benefits. In today’s post, we’ll take a closer look at some of the frequently asked questions we receive about window shade motorization.
What are the benefits of this kind of window treatment?
Although traditional blinds are all well and good, there are several advantages to opting for versions that offer motorization. For one thing, they’re much more efficient and convenient. Instead of shifting each individual window treatment one at a time, these shades and blinds can all be adjusted at once. All it takes is a push of a button to change the feel of an entire room. These treatments are also safer for pets and children than blinds or shades that come with drawstring pulls; this feature can easily become tangled and lead to serious injury. Finally, shades with motorization simply look more impressive, allowing you to really make your home stand out for all the right reasons.
How are these treatments controlled?
It depends on your setup and the specific product in question, but there are typically a few different ways to control the movement of your automated window blinds and shades. You can have a wall switch installed, use a handheld remote, or (in some cases) actually use your phone to make the changes you desire. Assuming you have a home automation system, you may be able to use other gadgets, like a tablet or voice command electronics, to do this.
Is the motor quite loud?
Many people are hesitant to switch to these window treatments because of possible noise concerns. While it’s easy to understand why, the reality is that technological advancements have allowed these shades to adjust in a very discrete way. The motor can barely be heard during adjustment and will not be jarring or a distraction in any way. You may not even realize the adjustments are happening.
Do these shades come only in specific styles?
One of the great things about shades that use motorization is that they can be made to suit your preferences. They can essentially be designed in any pattern or fabric you see fit. They can even be created in different styles to fit the style of a given room or home.
Where can I install these window treatments?
Motorized window shades are perfectly suited for virtually any room in your home. They’re ideal for bedrooms, kids’ rooms, offices, living rooms, dining rooms, and even bathrooms and basements. In certain cases, they can even be used out on a porch or deck. Essentially, you can place motorized window treatments anywhere you need to control light coming from windows in and around your home.
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Families rely on drapes, curtains, blinds, and other window treatments to improve the appearance of their windows and actually make their homes more functional. In fact, approximately 31 million people in the U.S. said their household purchased these window treatments between 2015 and 2016. But did you know that some shades and blinds can improve the look of your home and make it a safer place to be? Let’s take a look at how motorized window shades can accomplish both goals.
For one thing, shades customized with motorization don’t have exposed cords. When you buy traditional shades and blinds, you’ll have to deal with those cords that can easily become tangled. That can lead to safety hazards like tripping and tangling. You might be surprised to learn that the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that every month, nearly one child dies after becoming entangled with window shade cords. This can present a problem for family pets, as well. No matter who’s in your home, it’s important to keep them safe — and it’s easy to do that simply by choosing the right shades for your windows.
Another safety feature of motorized shades is that they can be programmed to be adjusted at certain times of the day. This means that whether you’re on vacation or in other parts of your home, you’ll be able to maintain security and protect your family from harm. Not only will you have improved home security, but you can also establish better privacy even while your family is at home, too. And because you won’t even have to think about it, your security and privacy will be automatic. Considering how much you already probably have to juggle, being able to automate safety for your family can be a huge relief.
Although many people choose to buy motorized shades for sheer convenience alone, the reality is that these window treatments have a lot more to offer than merely ease of use. Their lack of exposed cords and programmable motorization features will allow you to protect your family without having to devote ample time or effort to the cause. And ultimately, that means better peace of mind, too. Ready to find out how our window treatments can improve your life at home? Contact us today.
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