If you are willing to have smart technology in your window treatments, then motorized window shades should be your choice. This is a versatile window dressing which has diverse functions like – it enhances interior design, protects privacy and improves climate control. Now, with so many varieties of motorized shades, it might be a bit difficult to make the best choice.
Here are some guidelines to help you pick the right option of this high tech window treatment. However, remember that professional installation is the right way to reap maximum benefit from this window treatment option.
What to look for while choosing motorized window shade?
- Motor Brands: Somfy vs Rollease Acmeda
It is advisable to go for reputed brands to have reliable motors since these shaded, and Glamour Decorating is a distributor of the two most popularbrands available on the market. Both motors have their different benefits depending on application, window size, and scope of project. For many rechargeable shades that you would like to have controlled on your smart phone we recommend Rollease Acmeda. The Automate pulse phone app is a breeze to use. If you like a higher quality quieter motor we highly recommend Somfy. Somfy has the quietest low voltage motors available on the market today.
- Controlling options
All motorized shades come with many different control options. Remote, wall switch, phone app, Amazon Alexa or integrated into an existing home automation system. We always recommend at least two methods of control if you are using a phone app. Somfy is our go to choice for shades that will be connected to a home automation system. If you are interested in motorized shades in Manhattan please contact us for a free estimate.
- Wired or wireless
This depends on how the homeowner wants to power his shades. There are rechargeable battery-operated remote control shades that are quite affordable and easy to install. One has to recharge the battery approximately once every six months if the shades are used frequently. There are two different versions of wired motorized window shades. Line voltage plug in motors, and low voltage motors connected to a power supply. We always recommend a professional to program and install your motorized shades.