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smart technology makes controlling sunlight a piece of cake

If you’re looking to upgrade your home’s window treatments, motorized shades are the way to go. They offer a myriad of benefits: convenience, energy efficiency, and security are just a few. To those who are new to motorized shades — or those who want to know what the latest shades are to install — we’ve got you covered.

Keep reading to learn all about motorized shades and specific products you should install for your West University Place, TX, home.

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what are motorized shades, and what do they offer?

Simply put, motorized shades perform the same functions that traditional shades do — they control sunlight from entering your home and add privacy. However, they are much more convenient than manual shades since they utilize smart technology.

Motorized shades operate using sensors, timers, handheld remotes, wall mounted keypad buttons, or commands from an automation system – just to name a few ways.

When you’re out of the house, perhaps running errands or traveling, you can have your shades automatically adjust, so it seems like your home is occupied — thus adding to your home’s security.

With automated shades, you can program them to raise or lower at specific times or use sensor technology to monitor light levels and adjust whenever it’s too hot or cold. They can also communicate with your thermostat through a control system to enhance your home’s energy efficiency.

cutting-edge shades to look out for

Motorized shades are becoming increasingly popular, and many companies are creating high-quality automated shading for customers. Screen Innovations, Savant, J Geiger, and QMotion are all brands you should consider when choosing motorized shades. They all offer top-of-the-line automated shading that can be wired or wireless, and offer impressive battery life.

Screen Innovations’ shades feature lithium batteries that last up to two years on a single charge. Not only do their batteries minimize maintenance and waste, they also provide incredible convenience when charging is needed by offering a patented quick connect. Savant and J Geiger also produce rechargeable battery motorized shades and can last a year or more on a single charge too. QMotion is another top shading brand with batteries but make them replaceable so there is no waiting for charging.

Savant and J Geiger offer minimalist shades with sleek brackets that make for a clean and open look. They do offer pocket covers for those who may want to hide the shades in an existing pocket. Screen Innovations offers similar brackets but have cassettes to conceal the whole mechanism. QMotion has a variety of fascia to conceal their rollers. All offer light control fabric in different levels of “openness” to meet customer’s preference. And all offer blackout fabric for those wanting to block light in a media room or bedroom.

With so many options, styles, and fabric choices; it is always wise to consult a specialist who can assist with matching the right features and brand with the specific needs of a project. Contact iconic.systems to find out what is right for you.

We hope you’re ready to install motorized shades — you’ll reap the benefits of them instantly. iconic.systems is your West University Place shading installer, and we’re proud to carry all the brands we covered in this article. Give us a call today to find out more.