Manual Window Shades vs. Motorized: Let’s Compare
In Florida, It’s No Contest
If you live in Palm Beach, shades are essential to tame the Florida sun. Everyone loves the sun’s light and warmth, but too much of it causes heat buildup, UV damage to interiors, and glare.
Of course, manual window coverings can help. But you’ve likely seen that Florida home somewhere that was unusually dark inside on the brightest day. Why? Its owner didn’t want to deal with the hassle of raising and lowering shades or drawing or opening curtains. Of course, that extreme robs a home of natural light. But that’s where motorized window shades and treatments come in.
Let’s compare the advantages of motorized window treatments to manual ones. In Palm Beach, we think there’s a clear winner!
Why struggle with fussy cords and pulls that often tangle and break? Motorized shades and window treatments are so much more convenient. One touch of a button on a wall keypad or touchscreen can open all the window shades in a room at once. Let in the light when you want it, and shut it out easily when the afternoon sun is too much. It’s more than luxury, too. If someone has a disability or has pain from the motion of dealing with pulls, motorized control is a boon.
If you have high windows, who wants long cords and chains dangling down to manage them? Or how about the pull for the wide curtains that cover the picture window in the master bedroom? You can banish those unsightly pulls in favor of neatly hidden motors and wireless remote control of your window treatments. If you like minimalism, you will love motorized shading.
Those strings, pulls, and chains can be a safety hazard for young children. Many have been known to play with them and have suffered choking injuries. If you eliminate them in favor of hidden motors, you reduce one more attractive nuisance that may harm a child.
There’s another element of safety with motorized window treatments. Shades add privacy to your home, keeping out prying eyes. But motorization enables automation and control, either remotely via an app while away from home or with a smart home automation system. For example, if you’re out for an extended period, you can remotely close shades from anywhere with app control. But there’s an even better way with home automation. You can put your shades on a schedule and vary it to make your home look occupied. You can also have your home automation system manage your shades and lights in natural usage patterns to make your home look occupied. Your shades can protect your privacy and be an active part of your home security.
Our view? Manual window shades don’t stand a chance versus motorized ones! Are you ready for the luxury, beauty, and safety of motorized shading? Contact us here or send us a message below to get started today!