December 9, 2022
If you’re a homeowner, then you know that there are always new and exciting ways to make your home even more comfortable and functional. Window treatments are an essential part to add privacy and protect your furniture from the sun’s harmful UV rays. So why not try motorized shades?
The cost is often one of the biggest hindrances. In this blog post, we’ll address this and many other factors to consider when shopping for new motorized window coverings. So keep reading to learn more!
Smart shades are becoming increasingly popular in residential and commercial spaces. These window coverings provide convenience and enhanced safety to those living or working within the premise. Motorized shades can even automatically adjust throughout the day based on natural light levels and user settings to ensure optimal temperature comfort while conserving energy needs.
Additionally, smart shades increase safety as remote or voice command control eliminates the need to climb ladders or move furniture for traditional manual control operations. Various types of smart blinds are available on the market today so it is important to choose one that meets your specific lifestyle needs.
Motorized window treatments are a smart addition to any home or office, but it’s important to consider the cost. On average, the base cost and installation of each motorized window covering can range in price from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars.
The exact cost will vary depending on the window size and type of window treatment chosen. Further factors that influence the price include the type of track used to hang the shade and the degree of complexity for manual operations, automated settings, and if they need to be connected to smart home technology. Ultimately, no online estimate will ever be as accurate as having a window treatment professional personally come measure and help you evaluate your options at the most affordable overall cost.
While installing new window shades in your home is a great way to make controlling natural light and energy efficiency easier than ever, matching a window treatment design to your home’s style is still an essential part. Once you narrow down your choices by your window measurements and the shape you need to fill, you can choose the type of material you prefer. Some options include bamboo roller shades, roman shades, wood blinds, honeycomb blinds, and so on.
From here you might consider what other priorities you have out of your custom shades. Which rooms would benefit from a total blackout option? Do any outdoor solar shades need to be equipped for privacy from neighbors?
When considering the installation of window treatments powered electrically, homeowners must be aware of the overall size and weight of the chosen product. Some window shades are larger and heavier than manual versions which may require special mounts for proper support. Additionally, if operating with remote control, be sure to test how well it works with standard walls and doors to avoid signal interference. By taking all these factors into account, you can choose the right motorized shade for your home with confidence.
Motorized window coverings add convenience and style to any home but, as with any motor-powered device, can be prone to occasional problems. Common motorized shade issues include motor noise, jamming components, stuck rollers, and motor intermittency. First and foremost, it’s important to have an expert install electric blinds or window shades. While many homeowners may want to avoid paying for installation costs, a smart home system is only as good as it is properly connected.
The best way to protect your custom-made shades’ value and longevity is by following the manufacturer’s recommended cleaning and maintenance guidelines. With the right quality installation, cleaning schedule, and an eye toward maintenance, these automated shades should be functional for many years.
As smart home systems become an increasingly popular option for homes and businesses, it can be easy to toss out your cares with your existing shades. But anyone who’s gone through a renovation knows that sometimes materials cost less than the stress of working with contractors to get it done.
At Treaty Oak Shades, we value our customers by offering premium customer service to match our wide range of window coverings that are sure to meet your needs. Helping you choose and install the right product for your home is truly what keeps us going. Contact us today to get started on your journey toward luxurious energy efficiency!
Treaty Oak Shade Company build longterm relationships with our team members, clients and suppliers by working directly with builders, architects and interior designers to achieve the best outcome.
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