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7 Benefits of Motorized Shades

Adding Smart Shades to Your Berne Home is a No-Brainer

7 Benefits of Motorized Shades

Motorized shades are incredibly popular for Indiana smart homes, and with good reason. Perhaps you’ve never heard of smart shading before or maybe you’re hesitant to upgrade your existing window treatments. Whatever brought you to our blog, we’re happy to be able to share with you some of the benefits our clients have enjoyed as a result of installing motorized window shades in their homes. 

1. Convenience

Many homeowners leave shades in the same position for days on end simply because they don’t want to take the time and effort to adjust them multiple times throughout the day. Yes, it may only take a few minutes to draw the shades open or closed in a room, but think about the bigger picture: all of the window treatments throughout your home responding at the push of a single button. It’s incredibly convenient.

2. Energy Savings

Your window treatments can play a big role in lowering your monthly energy bill. During the summer, when solar heat gain is a big concern, your motorized shades can automatically lower to keep rooms from overheating. During the winter, your shades can act as an insulator so that the warm air doesn’t leak out through the windows.

3. Security

Burglars are far less likely to enter your property if they think that you are home. Smart window shades can use a “mock occupancy” setting to create the illusion that somebody is home, no matter where you actually are. The shades raise and lower throughout the day just like they would if someone were manually adjusting them.

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4. Privacy

If you have large windows in your home, they likely provide you with a lovely view of nature, but visibility goes both ways. For moments when you’d prefer greater privacy, achieving complete opaqueness happens with the push of a single button.

5. Comfort

There are times when the sun’s glare isn’t particularly welcome, and there are times when the warmth and brightness of the sun help to create the perfect atmosphere. When your shades are part of a smart home automation system, they can react automatically in order to maintain the right temperature and lighting levels for your needs.

6. Décor

If the thought of limited options for smart shades has kept you from upgrading in the past, there’s no need to worry. There are thousands of patterns and fabric types to choose from, and you can even get motorized tracks that work with your existing draperies! It’s a great opportunity to give your home a fresh new look.

7. Home Value

As with most smart technologies, motorized shades significantly increase the value of your home. Smart window treatments are incredibly popular with home buyers. So if you’re considering moving in the next few years, then why not add the shades now, enjoy them for a time, and then recoup the cost when you sell your home?

Whatever your goal with smart home automation, there’s no denying that motorized shades have a lot to offer. To learn more about how Innovative Concepts Audio & Video can help design and install the perfect shading solution for you, contact us today.