Six Reasons Why You Should Consider Motorized Window Treatments
Motorized window treatments – blinds, shades and drapes opened, closed or adjusted by small motors – have been available for a number of years. But many homeowners overlook them, and simply stick with manually operated systems.
But every homeowner should consider motorized window treatments, as they offer a number of benefits that may not be obvious at first glance. October is designated as Window Covering Safety Month, making it the ideal time to share the unparalleled benefits of our motorized custom window treatments over traditional manual systems. Here are six advantages showcasing why our shades are an exceptional choice for you.
Motorized Window Treatments are Safe
As we noted in one of last month’s blogs, each year in the U.S., an average of nine children ages five and under die from strangulation by cords used to operate drapes, shades, various types of blinds and other window treatments. In addition, many more children are injured – in some cases, permanently – in these accidents.
Recognizing this hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) approved a new federal safety standard in November 2022 regarding new standards for custom window treatments. The new standard is designed to eliminate corded loops hanging from window treatments, which can loop around the necks of small children (and in some cases, pets) and lead to strangulation. The CPSC standard recommends the use of rotating wands to open and shut blinds, or motorized systems to operate treatments.
Motorized window treatments eliminate cords and loops, along with the potential hazards they present. If the window treatments in your home or business are operated in any way by cords or looped cords, you should consider switching to safer, motorized systems.
Motorized Window Treatments are Smart Home Friendly
Smart home systems controlling lighting, video, music, climate, and security components have become increasingly popular in recent years. Homeowners have discovered these systems not only are a convenience, but also can greatly increase security and peace of mind while also lowering utility costs.
Motorized custom window treatments can fully integrate into smart home systems. By including motorized window treatments in your smart home, you boost the effectiveness of your smart home system’s security controls, opening and closing treatments during the day, and closing them at night so your home looks occupied, even when you’re out of town.
Motorized window treatments also can coordinate with climate controls by closing and blocking the summer sun, for example, to reduce energy costs. Finally, this integration means you can open or close any blinds, shades or drapes any time, from anywhere.
Our motorized window treatments are compatible with most of the popular smart home systems on the market, including:
- Google Home
- Amazon Echo
- Logitech® Harmony Home
- Universal Remote Control (URC®)
- ELAN® Home Systems
- Savant® Systems
- Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI)
Finally, our installation technicians will also set up your new window treatments, ensuring they are perfectly integrated into your smart home system.
Motorized Custom Window Treatments Increase Your Home’s Value
When the time comes to sell your home, motorized window treatments give your home an elegant, classy, and finished touch. Voice or remotely operated systems are an asset that will set your home apart from others on the market. Remember, these aren’t simply motorized blinds, shades or drapes. These are custom window treatments, specifically selected, measured and installed to fit your windows perfectly. And our own professionals take care of every step in the process.
There is no substitute for custom, professional work.
Motorized Window Treatments can be a “Good Morning”
Our custom motorized window treatment systems can make waking up each morning a bit more natural. You can choose motorized systems that will open or close your window treatments at specific times. While you may still need to set an alarm on your phone, you’ll be able to add the morning sunlight to your wake-up routine.
Motorized Window Treatments Assist People with Mobility Challenges
Being able to open or close blinds, drapes or shade with the touch of a button or a voice command can make life simpler, easier, more enjoyable or safer for people living with mobility challenges. For some, crossing a room to open blinds with a traditional cord or wand is too great a challenge. Powered, remotely controlled window treatments eliminate those challenges.
Contact the Professionals at Victor Shade
When it comes to updating your window treatments and installing motorized custom shades or blinds, it’s important to work with experienced professionals who are committed to ensuring you will get the right product, the outstanding look, the best possible system, and a clean, precisely functioning installation.
Victor Shade Company has been providing exceptional service to customers for 115 years. We’re here to show you your options, help you choose the right window treatments, and install high-quality products for you perfectly, every time. Contact us today for a complimentary consultation!