The term “motorized window treatments” sounds a little industrial. Before we sit down for a consultation with our clients in Park City, UT, many envision odd-sounding mechanical devices that open and lower shades rather indelicately.
Today’s window treatments are anything but mechanical plow horses. Made of beautiful custom-designed fabrics that suit a multitude of purposes, they come in a variety of textures and types, including Roman shades, Venetian blinds, drapery tracks, and roller shades.
Let's dispel the myths and fill you in on why motorized window treatments are among the most popular smart home automation technologies.
No more getting up from the sofa to lower the blinds when the sun's direct glare disrupts the images on your TV or computer. Instead, your smart blinds will adjust throughout the day as the sun’s rays rise and set.
In the morning, as the sun rises in the East, the blinds that face this direction will lower slightly to minimize the sun’s direct glare while still letting in diffuse light. The blinds on the other side of the house open wide to let the natural light filter through the home.
They continue to adjust in direct relation to the sun throughout the day, keeping the sun's direct UV rays from harming furniture, rugs, or fine art. Then, as evening descends, the blinds lower and close, giving you and your family the privacy and security you need.
There are many benefits of optimizing natural light. In addition to saving energy, natural light plays a significant role in regulating our circadian rhythm, the body’s internal time clock. Daylight triggers the release of serotonin, the happy hormone that helps us feel focused and calm. Night and darkness trigger the release of melatonin, the hormone that tells our bodies it’s time to go to sleep.
This is why light exposure at night can hinder a good night’s sleep. We can take care of that with blackout roller shades that automatically lower in your bedroom at a preset time. You’ll be amazed at the difference these types of shades can make, delivering some of our clients the first uninterrupted sleep they’ve had in a while.
These shades also do double duty for media rooms or family rooms that operate as the entertainment zone on movie night. When integrated with your home automation system, one touch of a button on your smartphone, tablet, or keypad, and the blackout shades lower, the movie begins, and the lights dim.
At Argenta, we partner with the best-in-class brands for home automation solutions. Lutron, one of the top manufacturers of smart blinds globally, offers the highest quality of materials and technology. Their proprietary DC motor technology guarantees very little noise as your blinds adjust throughout the day.
Are you ready to see what home automation and automated shades can do for your home and family? If you’d like more information or for a complimentary consultation, contact Argenta today.
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