Updated: Jun 5
The Evolution Of Automated Window Coverings
In the fall of 2006, I installed my first automated window covering product for a client. The condominium had a two-storey open concept living room with massive windows and a view that allowed you to see from mid-Oakville to across Lake Ontario on a clear day.
Sounds like a dream, right?
Shortly after moving in however the owners found out that on a sunny day it became almost unbearable with the glare and heat. They needed a solution and motorized window coverings provided a long list of advantages for them.
To say that automated window coverings has grown In the fourteen years since my installation would practically be an understatement. As with most technology it has grown in leaps and bounds. The core benefits of automation remain the same though and have become a technology that many homeowners want to integrate with their overall home automation.
What Types Of Window Treatments Can Be Automated?
· Pleated Shades
· Roman Shades
· Roller Shades
The Benefits Of Automated Window Coverings
Here are just a few of the benefits of automated window treatments:
Automated window treatments can be operated anywhere you and a Wi-Fi connection are. Operated at various times of the day, and coupled with an automated lighting system, it appears you are home even when you are away!
Thanks to sun sensors, motorized interior shades, blinds and curtains will adapt their behavior to external conditions. They will help you to control your energy costs much more efficiently.
Added Value To Your Home
Home automation is a much sought after and growing trend and a value-added product to the buyer. Automation adds that wow factor to a home! As well, adding automated window coverings adds resale value to your home.
Automated Window Treatments As Part Of The Smart Home
Products in a smart home work with one another to improve a households overall efficiency. Automated window coverings can function independently and seamlessly with other smart home systems and can work alongside automated lights, thermostat controls and more. At night you can set your shades blinds to close, outside lights to come on and the thermostat to lower the temperature.
Protect Your Interior
Sun can damage wood flooring, furniture, and fabrics. With automation you are able to control the lighting conditions either through sun sensors or timers. Interior woods and fabrics will be protected from the damaging rays of the sun.
The Benefit of Cordless
Cords on window treatments pose a safety hazard to pets and children. Motorized window treatments are cordless thereby making them a worry-free product for parents and pet owners.
Please contact Allen Interiors Inc. and we will be happy to provide you with more information about adding automated window coverings to your home!
In a world full of beauty….
Gail K Allen
Interior Design Consultant