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What you should know about motorized solar shades for large windows

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What you should know about motorized solar shades for large windows

As we continue to move forward in the digital age, motorized solar shades seem like a natural step forward to ensure privacy, comfort and efficiency in our homes. Solar shades are made from fabrics that minimize the amount of sunlight that enters the room in which they’re placed, while also maximizing your outdoor view. Designed to block glare and limit UV rays in your home, solar shades are eco-friendly and come in a variety of fabrics and designs to best suit your needs and budget. This article will examine the benefits of motorized solar shades, specifically for rooms with large windows, and address a few frequently asked questions.

Motorization

Shades with motorization capabilities can be controlled with the simple touch of a button, a remote control or even a smartphone app. Battery-powered shades are often the most economical option, especially for retrofit applications. They don’t require disruptive wiring and many batteries are made to last for months before needing to be replaced. Remote controls have also come a long way from being loud and clunky. Through motor advancements, control protocols and improved form factor, remotes are now streamlined, elegant options for your motorized shades.

Having convenient control over your blinds via motorization ensures that you are able to improve the security and privacy of your home and reduce your energy consumption and costs. With a myriad of colour and fabric options available, you’ll also be able to find a style that complements your home (or office) decor. Additionally, motorized smart solar shades are compatible with other home automation systems allowing for smooth integration into your smart home. Elite Window Fashions’ Smart Shades are compatible with: Zigbee or Z-Wave for wireless communication or RS485/232 protocol for wired communication.

Minimize energy use & provide security

Motorized solar shades can help to keep your home warm during the winter months, cool during the summer and protect your furniture and other valuables from harsh UV rays. The additional integration into smart home technologies also enables the shades to open or close depending on your home’s temperature and the amount of daylight streaming in. This in turn maximizes the efficiency of your heating and cooling systems.

Security is another important consideration, especially if your home has large windows that you may not want to cover with shades. Motorized solar shades are programmable to open and close on a predetermined schedule that you can set if you’re out for the day, or away on holiday. Either a random or set schedule can give the illusion that someone is home, deterring potential thieves or onlookers. Fitting large window with motorized solar shades enables you to make the most of the views they afford while also protecting the privacy of your home and its valuables.

Additional benefits

Motorized solar shades are easy to install, and can be made to order to fit any size window or door in your home. They’re especially ideal for any windows that are in hard-to-reach places where manually opening and closing the shades would be a considerable hassle. They require little maintenance and are easy to clean with a duster or damp cloth, and their cordless feature makes them completely safe for small children and pets.

As green practices and smart home technologies become more mainstream, motorized solar shades are an inexpensive and ideal way to modernize and refresh your home. Their cordless nature, ability to regulate your home’s temperature, assurance of privacy and security, and colour and fabric options make them a great option for everyone.

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