The Features and Benefits of Automated Window Coverings

You’re in the kitchen; you hear a gentle swoosh. It must be around sunset, you think, that time of day where the evening sun bursts through your living room windows, hitting the light sensors and prompting your blinds to close so you and your family can easily watch TV without the glare of the sun. Often part of a total home automation system, automated drapes and blinds offer numerous features and benefits. For example, open draperies and blinds let bright sunlight in which can fade furniture, artwork and carpeting. Automatically closing window coverings during the times of the day when the sunlight is streaming in can save the expensive furnishings in your home. The movement of your window coverings can be programmed to be triggered by time of day or by light sensors, making this one less chore you have to worry about. Great for heights While adding motorizing window coverings adds convenience to any window, it is even more beneficial with high windows, where it is often difficult to manually open and close coverings. There are even motorized products for skylights. So if you have high windows or skylights in your home, automated window coverings are almost a “must.” Change the mood Aesthetically, drapes and blinds can totally change the look of a room. With motorized coverings you can have one covering retract and another lowered to cover the same window. The second one can be a different color and fabric. Almost instantly the room has morphed into a different style, allowing you to create a variety of moods and ambiances to best suit your needs, whether it’s...