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Motorized shades are an increasingly popular choice for Lowcountry homeowners and businesses looking to upgrade their window treatments. These shades come with a variety of benefits, from increased convenience and energy efficiency to improved security and privacy. In this article, Budget Blinds owner Bob Engler explores some of the top benefits of the motorized shade revolution.
One of the biggest advantages of motorized shades is the convenience they offer. With motorized shades you can easily adjust your window treatments with just the push of a button or a voice command. This makes it easy to control the amount of light in a room or adjust for privacy, without having to physically manipulate the shades. This can be particularly useful for hard-to-reach windows, such as those in high ceilings or behind furniture.
“People enjoy the convenience and ease of operation without seeing strings and cords,” Engler said.
Motorized shades also help you save energy and money on your utility bills. By automatically adjusting the shades throughout the day, you can optimize natural light and reduce your dependence on artificial lighting. This can help you save on energy costs and reduce your carbon footprint. Additionally, motorized shades can be programmed to respond to changes in temperature and weather, helping to keep your home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.
“Shades can be programmed to raise and lower at the times they are needed: lower to provide protection and raised when you want the sun and view,” Engler said.
Motorized shades also improve the security of your home or business. By automating the opening and closing of your shades, you create the impression that someone is at home even when you are away. This helps deter potential burglars and protect your property. Additionally, motorized shades can be integrated with your home security system, allowing you to control your shades remotely and receive alerts if they are opened or closed unexpectedly.
“A lot of our customers are in and out of town,” Engler said. “Shades can be set to be raised and lowered as if you are home.”
Motorized shades help improve the overall aesthetic of your space. With a wide range of fabrics, colors and styles from which to choose, you can find the perfect shades to complement your decor and enhance the overall look of your home or office.
“Cords and strings can take away from the look, so motorized shades give a clean look,” Engler said. “The material selections have grown a lot over the years, making them a great look for just function or to add to the décor.”
Motorized shades also help you create a more private environment in your home or office. By adjusting your shades to your desired level of privacy, you can prevent prying eyes from seeing into your space. This can be particularly useful for conference rooms, private offices and bedrooms.
“Shades can raise and lower on their own so you don’t have to think about it.,” Engler said.