Common Misconceptions About Motorized Window Coverings
One of the best advancements in window coverings is motorization; however, many could be debating whether motorized window coverings are a good investment for their home or commercial space.
If this is you, we’ve outlined and cleared up several common misconceptions about automated window coverings. We will help you see the true beauty and convenience these innovative window treatments can bring to your space.
Motorized Window Coverings Are A Frivolous Luxury
In the past, motorized window coverings were only something you would see in a high-end commercial space or within the homes of the rich and famous. This gave people the thought that these window coverings were mainly for appearances. However, as technology advances, smart devices have become sought after and more available to anyone, regardless of their budget.
Besides being an upscale and convenient addition to your space, they also have other benefits. For example, according to energy.gov, properly installed motorized window coverings may result in up to 20% less energy loss through your windows.
Automated window coverings also control your privacy, lighting, and glare with an easy touch of a button or voice control. They can even be controlled when you are away.
There Is A Limited Choice Of Motorized Window Coverings
At New View Blinds and Shutters, we have a range of designs, fabric choices, and styles to choose from. You can add motorization to roman shades, cellular shades, horizontal blinds, skylights, draperies, and even plantation shutters! Surprisingly, many believe roller shades are the sole option for motorization, which might not be their desired choice.
Modern motorized window coverings operate on radio frequency, so we can add accents like custom fascias and cornices without blocking the remote signal.
Motorized Window Coverings Are Loud
Noise is an apparent concern, especially if you want to control several motorized treatments simultaneously. Who wants their space to be drowned out with loud screeching motors?
Our top manufacturers, including Hunter Douglas, offer solutions as quiet as a whisper.
These modern, quiet motors are incredibly excellent when you want to schedule your window coverings to rise in the morning to wake you gently with the slow inflow of natural sunlight.
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Suppose you’re trying to find a slim and sleek deemed. From our wireless window shade motors to our motorized plantation shutters, you can rest assured that your window treatments won’t take up unnecessary space or be noticeable.
Automated Window Coverings are Difficult To Maintain
Automated window coverings can be more accessible to maintain than manually operated window treatments. For instance, since the manual operation is unnecessary, you experience fewer strains on cords and other lift mechanisms and don’t have to worry about messy hands.
In the past, with battery-operated systems, the downside was how often the batteries needed to get replaced. But now, with efficient motors, depending on how often they use, the first set of batteries can keep your devices running for 1 to 5 years before needing to be changed.
In addition to traditional batteries, there are optional rechargeable motors. With these, rather than replacing the batteries, a power cord is connected to the motor to recharge every year or so. You can even choose a solar panel recharger to remove even more inconvenience. Both these options take away the hassle and cost of replacing batteries.
If you’re looking to put in hardwired motorized solutions, you can expect little to no maintenance* aside from an easy spot cleaning of your window treatments when needed.
*Disclaimer: Like most smart and automatic products, maintenance could also be required if you encounter any programming or manufacturing technical difficulties. But most are simple fixes that will be resolved via troubleshooting, manufacturer warranties, or help from knowledgeable (such as your original installer.)
Although many could be unsure about installing motorized window treatments, some of their reasons or negatives are just simple misconceptions. Automated window covering solutions are an excellent investment for any commercial or residential space.
To learn more or schedule your complimentary consultation, contact New View Blinds and Shutters today.
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