Frequently Asked Questions About Motorized Window Treatments
Design a System That Works in Your Main Line, PA Property
One of the most valuable additions you can make to your smart home automation system is adding motorized window treatments.
There are plenty of reasons: Not only do they help you save energy and add privacy to your home, but they’re some of the best-looking technology you’ve ever seen.
They’re the ultimate combination of style and function.
But some homeowners are still hesitant to invest in smart shades.
That’s why we’ve put together this blog, to answer some of your most pressing questions about automated shading and how it can help the spaces in your Main Line, PA home.
Just keep reading for more.
See Also: How Motorized Window Treatments Help Your Home in the Winter
Why go motorized?
One question we occasionally get is why even bother with motorized shades? After all, it’s not that hard to pull a drawstring.
Of course it’s not! But smart shading allows you to draw multiple shades at once. You can drop all the shades in a room, on a floor, or even throughout your entire house with one button.
Plus, smart technology integrates with your other devices, so your shades can raise and the lights dim with a single command.
What do they look like?
The beauty of motorized shades is that they can come in virtually any fabric or pattern that you can imagine.
And whether you want drapes, roller shades, honeycomb or any other style, there’s a solution to fit your needs.
Many homeowners opt for in-wall motors for their roller shades, though exposed rollers offer a versatile, industrial look.
What If I Want a Unique Look?
We can easily customize your shades or drapes with the fabric of your choosing.
If you decide you want to build your own units, just let us know and we can adapt your fabric selection to motorized roman shades, window drapes and more.
And you're not limited to any one type of shade. We have motors for everything from traditional shades, to blinds, drapes and flat romans. When you automate your shades your only limit is your imagination.
What is opacity?
Opacity refers to the amount of space between the fibers of the shade itself.
High opacity means a lot of light can get through, while low opacity means very little, if any, can get through.
The biggest benefit of high-opacity fabrics is that they can be used as sunshades. That way, you can enjoy the view of the outside, but the outside can’t look in.
Can multiple shades fit on a single roller?
Some homeowners love the idea of using sunshades during the day and blackout shades at night.
For them, double roller solutions are available. You can choose two types of shades for each window.
You can set timers for your shades, so they’ll switch between the appropriate rollers at a specified time each day.
How Loud Are They?
If you’ve ever dealt with a motor, you know how loud they can be.
It’s been a problem in the past, but today, you can benefit from quite drivers.
Quiet drivers dampen the sound of the motor, allowing you to adjust your shades virtually in silence.
How Do they Know When to Stop?
One technical aspect of motorized shading systems is that they top at the same place when you adjust them.
But how do they do that?
Hembar alignment technology makes sure your window treatments match so you don’t have to worry about each individual shade.
In other words: you can adjust shades with the touch of a button and get the same result among each connected device every single time.
Where Can I Put Them?
Smart shading can go just about anywhere in or around your property.
For internal use, you can enjoy a hardwired system that operates flawlessly.
For other applications – or anywhere we just can’t hardwire – battery powered shades are perfect.
Featuring long-lasting batteries, they’re a great way to enjoy smart shading on the porch, in a satellite house or even within a room. For instance, you can place battery-operated rollers in doorways or over counters to create partitions and minimize ambient light without closing the door.
These are just a few of the questions we get every day about motorized window treatments.
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