Motorized Los Altos, CA window coverings are a great way to enhance your home. They have some very distinct benefits over other types of window coverings, which makes them a great choice.
Many Hunter Douglas window coverings can be motorized, so you have a diverse selection of types of window coverings to choose from to use inside your home. Once you have motorized window coverings, you will be unable to imagine how you did without them for so long.
One advantage of motorized window coverings is their convenience. Motorized window coverings can be opened by simply pushing a button, using a remote control, or by using smart technology. The integration with smart technology is what truly makes motorized window coverings convenient, because all of them can be controlled simultaneously and they can be programmed to open and close at certain times each day. If you have skylights and tall windows, installing motorized window coverings on them will enable you to easy have full light during the day and complete privacy at night.
Home security is always a top concern of homeowners. Motorized window covering make your home more secure, even when you are away during the day or you and your family are away for an extended period of time. You can use smart technology to program your motorized window coverings to open and close during the day, giving the impression that someone is in the house. Combined with programming lighting, which will turn lights on in different rooms during the evening and night, motorized window coverings are a deterrent to would-be burglars.
Motorized window coverings also improve the energy efficiency of your home. Using a smart hub, you can synchronize a smart thermometer with your motorized window coverings so that if the internal temperature reaches a certain level – up or down in summer or winter – that the motorized window coverings will close or open to cool down or heat up a room. This will mean that your HVAC system will run less to keep your home at a comfortable, constant temperature, which in turn mean lower power bills throughout the year.
Home safety is also a vital concern of homeowners. Corded window coverings have dangling cords that can be potentially hazardous for small children and pets if they get entangled in them.
According to a 2017 study published in Pediatrics, between 1990 and 2015, more than 16,000 children ended in up in the emergency room because of injuries due to window coverings (blinds specifically). That’s an average of two children a day. Although the majority of the children (93%) were not seriously hurt, 271 children died.
Approximately 12% (1 in 8) of the children’s injuries were a result of getting entangled in the cords of the window coverings. Of that percentage, two thirds were fatal. Pets are also susceptible to getting injured or killed by getting entangled in window covering cords.
So if there are small children or pets in your home, motorized window coverings will increase the safety for them and remove the worry that something tragic might happen, even though it’s nobody’s fault.
Motorized window coverings also increase the value of your home. Because they improve the functionality and energy efficiency of your home, they make your home attractive to potential buyers if you choose to sell it.
If you’d like to learn more about motorized Los Altos, CA window coverings, you can talk with our knowledgeable team at Windows & Beyond, Inc. You can visit our showroom at 633 W. Dana Street, Mountain View, CA 94041, or you can contact us at (650) 318-6828. for a free in-home estimate.