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3 Advantages of Motorized Shades that Manual Shades Can’t Beat


Ditch Your Traditional Blinds & Drapes for Smart Shades 

Smart homes are on the rise largely in part to the convenience they bring to homeowners’ everyday lives, and motorized shades play a big role. Adjusting the blinds and drapes in your home is a daily recurring task, so why wouldn’t you want to automate it and save a few minutes for yourself?

Everyone likes to save time where they can, but motorized shades do so much more for you, too. Below, we lay out three unique advantages of motorized shades that traditional blinds and drapes just can’t beat at your home in the Amherst, New York area. Read on to learn more!

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Easily Adjust Hard-to-Reach Windows

Think of all the windows in your home. How many of those window treatments are hard to reach? Ceiling-high windows pose a problem when you need privacy or want to block heat from the sun but can’t reach the cord to adjust the drapes. With motorized shades, ditch the step stool and simply press a button to perfectly move your shades where you want them.

Manual shades are finicky enough, but they can be even more challenging for the elderly or people with disabilities. By replacing strings and cords with a remote, keypad, or smartphone app, you’ll eliminate the hassle and make it easy for everyone to adjust any and all window treatments throughout your smart home — no matter how high up they are.

Trick Intruders into Thinking You’re Home

Not only can you control your motorized shades with a single press of a button, but you can also set them to a timer to raise and lower while you’re at work or on vacation.

Before leaving your home for an extended period of time, you likely close all of your blinds and drapes to keep your property protected from the sun and outside onlookers. But if your shades stay closed for too long, potential intruders might suspect you’re not home. Trick potential trespassers by scheduling your shades to raise and lower at certain times of the day to create the illusion that you’re inside. You’ll feel safer about leaving home for a while, and intruders will think again before attempting to break in.

Wake Up Feeling Refreshed

Do you struggle with waking up in the morning? Those blackout shades in your bedroom may not be helping the problem. While light-blocking shades are a great tool to help you save energy by keeping out solar heat and the blistering cold, they could have a negative effect on your body’s internal clock that tells you when it’s time to wake up and when to sleep.

We don’t mean you should do away with blackout shades. They serve many positive purposes! Instead, replace them with motorized shades so you can schedule them to raise when it’s time for you to wake up. By creating the right lighting conditions at the right time, your brain will know to produce the cortisol hormone that makes you feel energized once that burst of natural light pops in from under your shades. Before you know it, you’ll find that waking up in the morning is a breeze.


Ready to upgrade your Amherst-area home’s traditional blinds and drapes to motorized shades? Our team at Sound & Theater can help you every step of the way. Get started by contacting us here or sending us a live chat below now!

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