With the proliferation of smartphones and tablets, automated window shades have become a must have in today’s fast-paced society. Despite the fact that motorized window blinds and shades have been available for decades, it was only a few years ago that the “smart home” movement really gained momentum.
With advancements in electronics and computer technology, in addition to the mindshift of being green and saving our limited natural resources, automated window blinds and shades are becoming an important component in today’s new home and commercial construction. With their ability to be operated remotely or even scheduled on a timer to move at specific times of the days to conserve energy, while protecting valuables in the home against harsh UV rays, motorized window coverings are a no-brainer as a solution next time you are replacing your window shades.
When it comes to Automated Window Treatments, Experience is Everything!
Like every new concept, there are the early adopters and the laggers (or the last ones to accept.) Here at Shades In Place, we are very proud to say that we embraced the home automation movement since our first year in business back in 2006. Meanwhile some of our competition are “still thinking about offering it.” When it comes to Motorized Window Coverings, investment in education is absolutely crucial to a dealer. At Shades In Place, we have made it our top priority to stay educated and updated on all of the latest technology from great motorization companies like Somfy and Lutron. Because of this, many times, we are able to offer motorization options that our competition hasn’t even heard of yet!
Because the field of automated window shades is a relatively “untapped” market, there is a lot of misinformation and fear about the products, especially when it comes to the “do’s and dont’s”, and the area of cost and reliability. Rest assured, here at Shades In Place, we will take the necessary time to educate you about all of the options available to power your motorized shades and perhaps even integrating them with your lighting system and home automation controls.
At Shades In Place, we pride ourselves in being one of the best resources in Boston for Automated Window Coverings, and as such, we work very hard to stay on top of our game in terms of education and on hand experience to maintain that reputation!
Should you Hard-wire your Automated Window Treatments or use a Battery-Powered Option?
The ideal scenario when choosing to motorize your blinds or shades would be to call us while the “walls are open” during construction / remodeling. That way, we can easily have electricians run all of the necessary wires to power the shades and avoid the use of batteries altogether. However, there are situations where battery powered shades are the best option. Some of our products have an incredible battery life that lasts between 3-5 years. We even offer solar powered options on some of our Motorized Window Treatments. When it comes to answering the question of “Which is right for me?”, we feel that it is best to sit down and go over each and every option available to you, to help you make an informed decision. At Shades In Place, we will NEVER talk you into an option just because it is easier for us!
How do you want to control your Automated Window Treatments?
When it comes to controlling your new Motorized Blinds or Shades, your options are endless. You might like the ease of having a Handheld Remote that you can just pick up off your coffee table. Perhaps you like the idea of having a Wall Switch that you can use when you walk into the room? What about the convenience of operating your Blinds and Shades remotely with your smartphone or tablet? We can even set up your motorized window coverings to operate at certain times of the day using timers or temperature sensors. Here at Shades In Place, we love offering you numerous options to allow you to make a decision that will make you happy for years to come.
Schedule a Consultation for your next Automated Window Treatments Project!
Please call us or contact us online to schedule a visit to our showroom for and experience in what motorized window shades are all about. Or, If you would prefer, We can also bring automated samples to the convenience of your home. Let us show you why we are your best choice for Automated Window Treatments in Boston.