Window Treatment Automation
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Technology has transformed everything in our lives and has accelerated progress and innovation in our daily lives. These advancements in technology are no longer reserved for the movies, the wealthy, or the explorers. They are for us to use to enhance our lives at increasingly affordable prices. We have put together the leading providers of motorization and controls to bring you the most simple, easy to use, and reliable products available. We combine these components with our window treatments to offer a complete solution to motorized window coverings.
Benefits of Automated Window Treatments
Let's say you have 5 windows in a room and you want to close or open your window treatments. You go to each one, one at a time to perform the open or close operation. This is no issue for a single window treatment, but what about when you have lots of windows? No way. Ever wonder why you pass a house with no one home and all the window treatments are open? The homeowner probably did not want to take the time to close each window treatment. With motorized window treatments, you can easily control any window treatment or group of window treatments at the push of a button, tick of a clock, change in sunlight, etc. Now that’s convenience!
Whether your home is open to the one next door or to the plain outdoors, most of us do not feel comfortable at times without some level of privacy. The source of that privacy most often is the window(s). Easy to operate window treatments are key to window privacy. Window treatments can provide privacy without motorization but not as easily. Consider you’re in your bathroom and you need to close the shade in your bathroom window on the other side of your tub so you can take a bath… you can step through the tub to reach the shade, or you can simply push a button. Isn't technology grand!
Become the Green Machine
Ever watched an insulation commercial on TV where they do an infrared view of a house showing where all the heat is lost? Windows are the key item here, and it goes for cool air as well. Many window treatments provide an insulating "R" value to the window and all windows assist with costly solar heat gain generated when the sun is beaming in your windows. Motorized windows can save 10-30% on your energy bill depending on the use of window treatments to help keep heat in or heat out of your house, and depending on the time of year. Automating the motorized window treatments with simple to use controls, based on time of day, sun location, or intensity, can save you money and provide green benefits.
Increase Your Home's Value
When trying to sell a home or buy a home, one of the many "special" features which help maximize the value of your home is motorized window treatments. The primary reason for this are all the benefits we are noting here but most importantly is the "cool factor" of walking into a home and, with a push of a button, all the window treatments move into place. Secondly, the perceived value of luxury for homes with motorized window treatments is higher than those without.
Protect Your Home's Furnishings
Have you ever moved a piece of furniture by the window in your house to see how the sun had damaged the piece of furniture or the floor beneath? The Sun's UV rays are powerful and dangerous. Just as your skin needs UV sun lotion to protect it from the sun's damaging rays, so does your home's furnishings. Most window treatments have UV blockage ratings to let you know how effectively you are protecting your valuables.
Safety in the home is critical. One of the very important safety improvement steps to take is to eliminate cords from window coverings that could in-tangle your child or your pet. The consumer product safety council recommends avoiding loose or visible cords that children can be caught in. Motorized window coverings remove most all cords used to lift or move a window treatment, making it significantly safer for your children and pets.
Did you know your motorized window treatments can simulate the activities of you being at home even when your house is empty? This prevents those who might be watching your home from effectively noting patterns in your schedule. Additionally, having window treatments closed while you are not home hides valuables from view, reducing the likelihood of a home break-in. Our controls can adjust your lights as well so that the home really looks occupied and secure, even when no one is home.
We all know that if we close the window treatments the light from outside is reduced or stopped. Adding motorization and convenient controls allows you to easily have your window treatments open or closed at preset times of day, helping you sleep when you want, no matter how much the sun is shining. Combined with our room darkening window coverings, you can really create that dark, perfect-for-sleeping space regardless of the time of day… all at the push of a button.
Stop the Glare
Whether watching your favorite sport or movie on the TV or just sitting by the window to read a book, glare can create eye irritation and even headaches. Using the right window treatment combined with the right motorization allows you to easily and simply control the amount of light that enters your space and stop annoying glare.
Many of us today have various home automation devices from remotes for TV's, in simplest form, to systems that control our entire house. Our motorized window treatments work with all major home automation systems. There are even TV remotes that will close your window treatments when you cut on your TV. And remember, our controls can control your window treatments, lights, and home temperature or your window treatments can be added to your current automation system. Let us show you how to experience the time-saving benefits of automation in your home.
Our Motorized Window Treatment Products
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