Five Reasons Why You Need Motorized Shades
Motorized shades keep your child safe!
A recent US study has recommended a ban on traditional window treatments with hazardous blind cords. According to the Chicago Tribune, around 17,000 children have been injured from blind cords in the last 25 years. Hundreds of those injuries resulted in death in what many medical professionals consider a completely preventable fatality. Motorized shades, also referred to as electric blinds, are completely cord free. They are an ideal window treatment for families who are looking to take the responsible step in preventing any further injuries due to window treatment cords. Electric shades run via battery motors which allow families to adjust the shade in their homes without fumbling with dangerous cords. The ease of a button or access through an app allows for personalization of your homes’ window treatments but above all, it keeps the young children within your home safe.
Smart blinds save you time.
Everyone would like to spend less time on household chores and more time enjoying their home. Smart blinds, or smart shades, allow for a quick change of lighting for each room, and in particular rooms with multiple windows. Imagine being able to roll down your motorized shades while lying on your pillow before bed every night. In the morning when it is time to start your day, simply open the shades for some natural light all while you are still under your bed covers. Or set the mood for movie night with the press of a button from your recliner and enjoy as every window begins to block out the external light. No more running around every room adjusting each individual blind to keep the sunlight out or to allow it back in. Best of all, by setting up your smart blinds and shades you are able to access your window treatments remotely with Somfy. For a quick tutorial on Somfy please check out this short YouTube video.
Finally treat those high and tall windows.
With RollEase technology you are finally able to apply window treatments to high windows. Large and high windows are a beautiful addition to any home, but homeowners also know that these gorgeous features can be cumbersome when it comes to window treatments. Adjusting the lighting on high windows can quickly turn into a frustrating process with traditional blind treatments. The cords that hang from high windows often ruin the aesthetic of a tall or high window. For this reason, homeowners often leave these windows untreated. Without motorized blinds on tall windows it can get too hot during the day from the direct sunlight and without a window treatment the daylight can cause annoying glares on televisions or bleach furniture and carpets. Luckily, electric shades provide protection from the sun and still maintain the luxurious aesthetic of a high window.
Say goodbye to heavy blinds with smart window shades.
Motorized shades provide a simple, quick and efficient way to alter room lighting whereas traditional window treatments can often be too heavy and too difficult to lift manually. Older homeowners will not only find electric shades to be a convenient luxury but also a household necessity once lifting blinds by hand becomes too strenuous. Families prefer electric blinds since it allows all members of the household to adjust each room’s natural lighting. Both the elderly and the young can maneuver the shades without having to physically adjust each individual window. Furthermore, any disabled individual will be able to easily transform the shade in their home independently. Motorized shades are manageable for everyone.
No wires, no cords, no problem!
Motorized shades are visually more appealing than most window treatments since they do not require any cords or even wires for functionality. Electric blinds can be operated with rechargeable batteries, so there is no need to hide bulky and long wires. No wires also mean that windows are not required to be near outlets for your motorized blinds to work. Because of the rechargeable battery, even when the electricity in your home is out you will still be able to use your motorized blinds. Homeowners with motorized blinds do not need to stock up on batteries and once the battery has charged over night the battery should last between 500-1000 cycles!