Austin Motorized Blinds – Remote Control Shades
Imagine gorgeous designer blinds that can adjust according to the time of day, the season, or at your command. As they rise and fall, whisper-quiet, your elegant home is enhanced. Modern motorized shades come in various colors and styles and are simple to operate from any location with remotes, keypads, or touch panels. Manage the shades room by room or sync them with the lights. A “good night” button lets you close the blinds while turning out all the lights.
Motorized Window Treatments
Motorized shades are among the luxury home market’s fastest-growing features. If you’re like most people in Texas, most of your windows are covered with blinds, curtains, or shades. Over time, people lose the time and energy to constantly go to the trouble of opening and closing window treatments all day long. Thus, most of the time, windows are covered in most residences.
In a perfect world, you’d have window coverings that preserved beautiful outdoor views, offered privacy when necessary, and allowed in just the right amount of sunlight.
The Monarch Technologies team has come to adore what motorized shades can accomplish for homeowners. Check out our article and video on the finest smart home systems if you’re incorporating motorized shades into an intelligent home system and are deciding which smart home system to employ.
Selecting the Best Brand
The first stage in the procedure is picking the best brand of motorized shades. Lutron electronic blinds have set the industry standard for more than a decade, and the company boasts that its shades have been continuously raised and lowered for years as evidence of their dependability. Recently, some of our preferred companies have also entered the market, including Crestron, Screen Innovations, and others.
There are four primary factors to consider when each company advances its technology: dependability and precision of design, silence, aesthetics, and capacity to be incorporated into smart home systems. A low-voltage motor with exceptional reliability and extreme quietness is essential.
Performance and Aesthetics
Despite the simplicity of their look, shades are complex to design and require precise measurements and calculations to get perfect. There are many factors to consider as you choose the perfect shades for your home, which can vary from room to room.
Unsurprisingly, the first thing most people pay attention to is how much light a shade allows into the room, or its openness factor. For instance, a 10% openness factor indicates that 10% of the shaded area has openings that allow light to pass through. For example, there is less visibility but more privacy in a shade with a 5% openness factor than that with 10%.
From here, things start to get a little more complicated. Color and fabric type impact your ability to see through the shade. Because less light reflects in a darker shade than a lighter one, a darker tint offers a better view. Research indicates that most homeowners and designers tend to choose more golden hues and later wish they had gone with something a little bit darker because they underestimate the impact of light reflecting in the shade. Most reputable color companies will send you swatches to examine before buying – we keep these on hand from our preferred shade vendors for our clients to examine as they deliberate.
The next aesthetic consideration is how you want to install and cover the shades. If you are building a brand-new, contemporary home, you might wish to have the shades completely tucked within a pocket. This is almost impossible to do yourself because of the precise measurements required, and when it comes to shades making a mistake is not an option. Other considerations are how to supply power to each pocket and how bracket size varies from the shade’s length, width, and other dimensions.
For reference, 5% and 10% shades are frequently used throughout the home, with slightly darker colors if the view from the home is lovely and somewhat lighter colors if the home lacks privacy from neighbors. Blackout curtains are often the standard in master bedrooms and media rooms. In some cases, you can choose a fabric that has a lighter color facing the outside and a darker color on the interior. Lighter hues hold onto less heat, so this can provide energy-saving benefits.
Select the Best Design & Installation Company
Lastly, be sure to work with an experienced installation business. Custom shades cannot be returned to shade manufacturers. Therefore, you will regret if your order is off by a quarter of an inch or the parts needed for your smart home system aren’t available. You should find out how long your provider has been installing motorized shades so that you can evaluate their experience. In general, it’s a bit like picking a physician – you want an integrator who has done this many times before, like Monarch Technologies. Shade technology, textiles, and systems change constantly.