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Motorized Shades For Your Home—Where To Start?


With convenience at the pinnacle of today's society, we are always looking for ways to make our home safer, increasingly more efficient, and to be as comfortable as possible. If safety, efficiency, and comfort align with your goals, perhaps you should look into the latest technology of motorized shades for your home. Where do you even start, though, when exploring motorized shades? In this article, we will discuss what to look for in window shade technology and the manufacturer that makes them.

What is a Motorized Shade?

Visually, a motorized shade looks no different from any other customized window shade. In contrast with standard shades, modern motorized shade technology operates with the press of a button. Motorized shades can be integrated with home automation systems such as Control4 so that the shades can open, close, change settings on a schedule or by voice command. On the surface, it seems as though motorized shades are nothing more than a luxury, a way to make life easier. However, they are so much more! We are going to discuss how motorized shades can improve your home's safety, efficiency, and comfort.


Home Safety

Whether you’re home or not, you don't want passersby seeing inside. Motorized shades can help! You can close or open your shades remotely whenever you wish. This level of automation goes beyond preventing people outside from looking into your home. If, because potential threats observe window shade activity throughout the day, the perception is that you are home, the overall security of your dwelling increases.

In addition to keeping your home safe from those outside your home that may have ill-intent, those inside your home, the ones that are most precious to you, will benefit from having motorized shade technology in your home. How so? Non-motorized shades have pull strings, chains, chords and other mechanisms that allow the user to adjust them. For pets and children though, they can be a safety threat. A study published by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission reports "that nearly one child is strangling in window cords every two weeks. Almost all of these deaths (93 percent) are children three years old and under." What a tragedy!




With energy costs increasing, running your home more efficiently is the goal that many have who are not only stewards of our planet, but also seeking to decrease their expenses. Motorized Shades can help with this as well! For example, the shades can be set on a timer, or a program that when set, can automatically close when the sun is shining on the east side of the house in the morning and the same later in the day when the sun is hitting the west side of the house.

An additional cost that we can consider with manual shades is sun damage to furniture and artwork. Ultraviolet rays can wreak havoc on your valuable items over time. Extend the life of your belongings by putting motorized shades to use for you and keep prolonged sunlight off of your possessions!



We all want to be comfortable in our homes. Motorized shades are a great way to add more comfort to your home. When connected to home automation systems your comfort goes to a whole new level! Use voice commands to close and open your shades. Tell your house to turn on or turn off in concert with your lights, sound system, door locks, and security system to name a few; your shades will open and close. Additionally, motorized shades are custom made to fit the decor of your home and the dimensions of each of your window treatments perfectly!



Do you want your home to be safe, more efficient and comfortable? Contact us about how we can install custom-made motorized shades in your home from Screen Innovations. Why do we recommend Screen Innovations shade technology? They have an elegant design that is modern. No more shades that look like they are from the 80’s! Screen Innovations shades are affordable and fully compatible with Control4 home automation systems as well as Amazon Alexa functionality. Installation is a breeze due to their wireless design. Each shade features a long-lasting battery system that will sustain 500 open and close cycles. Time to recharge? Screen Innovations holds to their commitment to safety. The charging cable is magnetic so that no one that is close to you could experience a safety hazard. With 18 color options, they will blend into virtually any room. Finally, they are made right here in the USA, so you know that they will be reliable and product support will be solid.


For more information on motorized shades from Screen Innovations for your home in the Greater Austin, Round Rock, Lakeway, Georgetown, Houston, The Woodlands, Cypress, Sugar Land, Spring, Katy, and Pearland, Texas area, give us a call or CONTACT US by filling out this short form.

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