Why Your Windows Need Motorized Window Treatments for the New Year

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You might be thinking that no one truly needs motorized window treatments. But it’s pretty hard to ignore their many benefits, and after having them in your home, you may wonder how you ever lived without them.

The Convenience of Motorized Window Treatments

Motorized window treatments are the ultimate in convenience. Imagine being able to open and close your blinds or shades without moving more than a finger. When you use motorization, that’s all it takes.

With the PowerView® operating system from Hunter Douglas, window treatments have a battery-powered motor that you operate with a remote control, cell phone, tablet, or whole-house automation system. Different groups of shades or blinds can be programmed to move to the same position at the same time at the push of a button. No more adjusting each one individually and struggling to get them all to the same height.

Do you have window treatments that haven’t moved since they were installed because they are too hard to reach? Maybe they are tucked behind a piece of furniture or are too high on your wall? Whatever the reason, motorizing can make your blinds or shades mobile again, and you can adjust them remotely instead of having to reach them.

Motorized Window Treatments Increase Safety and Energy Efficiency

Safety is increased by motorized window treatments in several different ways. First, if you have young children or pets, you are most likely aware of the dangers of having long, loose cords that they could get tangled in. When your blinds or shades are motorized, you no longer need cords or chains to operate them, so your window treatments are safer.

The second way motorization increases safety actually happens when you aren’t home. If you frequently work long hours or go out of town for a couple weeks or more on a regular basis, your home could be targeted by thieves who watch for activity in a home before breaking in. Because you can operate your window treatments with a smart phone or mobile device, you can give the impression that someone is home by moving your shades or blinds up and down at seemingly random times while you are gone, giving the appearance that your home is occupied.

Energy efficiency is important, especially if you live in a home that has older or original windows that don’t block out the heat of summer or the cold winds of winter effectively. The PowerView app from Hunter Douglas enables you to schedule your window treatments to open and close according to the sunrise or sunset here in North Carolina so you are not wasting heating or cooling costs. And if the weather changes while you aren’t home, you can use your smartphone anywhere there is Wi-Fi to adjust your blinds or shades accordingly.

Are you ready to enjoy the benefits of motorized window treatments? If so, or if you would like more information about them, stop into the Sew Fine II Interiors showroom in Durham, North Carolina and talk with one of our motorization experts. We proudly serve Cary, Chapel Hill, Pittsboro, and Raleigh.

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