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7 Reasons Why Motorized Shades are a Smart Purchase

7 Reasons Why Motorized Shades are a Smart Purchase

Smart Shading Solutions Add Value and Convenience to Your Winnetka-Wilmette Home

When considering an investment in smart home automation, many Winnetka-Wilmette, IL homeowners choose to start with motorized shades. It’s a smart decision for many reasons. Beyond the simplicity of adding other smart home automation technologies to your motorized shade control system, there are several advantages of motorized shades that make them the perfect starting point. Continue reading to learn how they can enhance your home.

  SEE ALSO: How Home Lighting Control Saves You Time and Energy  


1. Improve Interior Design

You might be hesitant to shift to motorized shades because you think your design options will be limited. That’s not the case at all. There are many different colors, fabrics, patterns, and styles to choose from. Instead of limiting your interior design, motorized shades give you the opportunity to give your home a fresh new look.

2. Protect from U/V Damage

Speaking of interior design, there are few things worse than having your beautiful décor damaged by the sun. Finding that perfect balance between enjoying your outdoor views and protecting your furnishings from the sun is an easy process with smart shade options. Sensors identify when the sun reaches damaging levels, and the shades lower automatically.

3. Add Shading to Hard-to-Reach Areas

Windows in rooms with vaulted ceilings or open foyers traditionally don’t have curtains or shades simply because there’s no easy way to adjust them… unless you have motorized shades. All of the other advantages in this list can be implemented in those secluded spots because you have automatic control at a distance.

4. Go Green and Save Money on Energy

When the sun is blasting through your windows during the summer months, it actually heats your home. Your motorized shade system can integrate with your HVAC system to take advantage of opportunities to save energy. When the heat from the sunlight reaches a certain threshold, your shades lower and reflect the heat back away from the window.   Read More: Creating A Smarter Lighting Control Design  

5. Save Time on Shade Management

You don’t have to walk into every room of your house and adjust your shades manually each day if you have a smart shading system. With motorized shades, you can raise or lower the curtains in every single room of your home within seconds, saving you time and effort.

6. Supplement Your Security System

When integrated with a lighting control system, your shades can actually help secure your home. While traditional security systems help protect your home as thieves attempt to break in, motorized shades start one step earlier: preventing thieves from targeting your home in the first place. Whenever you’re away, the shades can be programmed to continue with everyday use, making your home appear as if it’s still occupied.

7. Personalize for Comfort

When all is said and done, the biggest advantage of motorized shades is that they can be programmed to offer the perfect levels of lighting for you. If you like a bright, sunny atmosphere as you’re cooking in the kitchen, but like more muted lighting as you relax in your living room, a smart shading system can automatically adjust to your preferences in every room at every time.   Have these reasons to add motorized shades convinced you of their value for your Illinois home? Contact us today to learn more about Liaison’s ETouch system for shade control.