As the seasons change, it’s time again to open your shades and enjoy the spring and summer views. This year, opening and closing your window treatments doesn't have to be a headache. Motorized shades allow you to control your window treatments without having to use cords or rods. Beyond convenience, there are many benefits to installing them in your Overland Park, KS home. Read below to discover four benefits to motorized shades.
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The first benefit that you probably think of when considering motorized shades is convenience. With a push of a button from a hand-held remote, on-wall keypad, or mobile app, you can open or close every shade in a room or throughout your entire home without having to leave the comfort of your couch. If you have a home with more windows than average or large windows that are hard to manage, imagine how much time this will save you!
A lesser-known benefit to having motorized shades in your home is that they help conserve energy. When they are connected to a climate control system, they can help to regulate the temperature of your home. When your home becomes too warm, instead of blasting your AC, your climate control system will first try to lower the temperature by closing the shades to prevent sunlight from heating the room. The opposite also applies. When the room is too cold, it will open the shades to let the sunshine in.
Motorized shades increase the security of your home. Do you sometimes forget to close your shades when you leave for work? Motorized shades can be programmed to close automatically when you leave so that potential criminals are unable to canvas your home. You can also remotely monitor and adjust your shades from your smartphone when you’re away. When you are on vacation, they can be set to open and close throughout the day to make it look like you are home in order to prevent potential break-ins. Finally, motorized shades can connect to a smoke detector so that when smoke is detected, they will open to give firefighters a clear view of who is in the home.
Regular blinds pose a hazard to both children and pets because of their cords, strings, and rods. It is easy for your beloved pet or child to become tangled in them while playing, and they can also be a choking hazard. When pet or babyproofing your house, many people recommend placing the cord out of reach, but we recommend removing the risk altogether by going with cordless motorized window treatments.
Are you interested in bringing the benefits of motorized shades to your Overland Park home? Our team would be happy to help you with your project! Simply give us a call at (913) 498-1183 or fill out our online form to get in touch. We’d love to hear from you!
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