What To Know About Motorization

Window Motorization

Motorized window treatments operate through an electric motor, which can be internal or external to the window treatment itself. Rechargeable batteries are the most common way to power the motor, but systems can also run on disposable batteries, solar power, or hardwiring. Many motors operate via a handheld remote or wall switch, but control can also be via smartphone app, or even voice commands (if the motor is integrated with a Hub). If using a Hub, the window treatments can also be programmed to operate on schedules, adjusting automatically throughout the day based on your preferences. Not every window treatment can be motorized, though there are a plethora of options for both vertical and horizontal coverings.

The benefits of motorization include:

  • Convenience: Motorized window treatments offer convenience, allowing you to control them with the touch of a button or even remotely if away from home.
  • Safety: Motorization eliminates the need for cords
  • Energy Efficiency: With scheduled operation, motorized treatments can contribute to energy efficiency by optimizing natural light and regulating indoor temperatures.
  • Accessibility: Motorized treatments are ideal for those with mobility issues or disabilities as they can be easily operated without the need for manual adjustment.
  • Security: When integrated with a smart home system, motorized treatments can create the illusion of occupancy by opening and closing at set times, enhancing home security.

Motorized window treatments tend to be more expensive upfront compared to their manual counterparts, however, they can provide long-term cost savings through energy efficiency and may add value to your property.

Like any mechanical system, motorized window treatments may require occasional maintenance to ensure smooth operation. This may include cleaning, lubrication of moving parts, and battery replacement if applicable.

Give us a call at 612-387-1499 so we can discuss if motorization is right for you!

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