Motorized window treatments – are they worth it? It’s a common question amongst shoppers before taking the plunge. If you’re looking for answers, try asking yourself some questions to gauge whether they will be worth it to you, your home, and your lifestyle. Chances are, there may be a couple of factors you haven’t considered before.
How do you use window treatments in your home or business?
Depending how you use your space will help decide whether motorized treatments will be worth the cost for you. If you have a vaulted ceiling with many high placed windows, or skylights without window coverings, then electric window treatments are really the only feasible solution, and would definitely be worth it.
Home owners who invest a lot into their outdoor living areas or enjoy hosting get togethers throughout the year will find that outdoor retractable screens add a lot. Shade, pest control, and UV protection are just a few of the benefits that make outdoor electric screens worth it.
Business owners who want to provide natural lighting to their work spaces may fine electric shades to be the perfect solution. Buildings with a ton of windows (especially out-of-reach windows) while need a convenient, less time consuming way of opening and closing them. They’ll also dramatically improve the appearance of your office.
Are you looking to increase the value of your home?
Motorized window treatments could certainly be worth the cost if you’re looking for ways of making your home more marketable. Research shows that home shoppers almost always go back to their first impressions and emotional response when making a buying decision. Automatic window coverings will give your home the “wow” factor that’ll help it stand out from other homes on the market.
Even if you’re not looking to sell your home in the near future, they’ll still increase the market value of your home, but more importantly the value of enjoying your home more. Electric window treatments can be controlled from a remote or switch from any room making them super convenient to use
Could your home or office use better temperature control?
Ever notice how your thermostat could show an indoor temperature of 71, yet you still feel chilly? Drafts make a big difference, and are often the culprit when rooms never seem to feel cozy unless the heater is running. Many motorized shades add a perfect layer for controlling drafts and keeping homes better insulated.
But can’t you get the same effect with manual blinds? You could, but heavier material offers the best insulation and draft protection, but can be a hassle to open and close. Electric window treatments make it easy to layer window treatments, as they have the ability to function both horizontally and vertically. The motor is also powerful enough to move heavy panels and drapes.
How important is home security to you?
Having a method of remotely turning lights on and off in the home is one way homeowners make their homes look occupied even while they’re away. With automatic window treatments, you can set your blinds on a timer to open and close even while you’re away, or use an app to control them remotely. This is another way homeowners can get peace of mind while away from their house.
How much do you value a good night’s rest?
You may have heard about the benefits of blackout curtains and how they can give you a better night’s sleep. Babies and small children nap and fall asleep far better in a dark room, which can be difficult to achieve in the middle of the day or before the sun sets during summer. For those who work odd shifts and need to sleep during the day, blackout curtains are a must.
The drawback to blackout curtains is that they can cause you to oversleep if left closed. Electric curtains have the unique ability to be set on a timer, so you can gradually wake up to natural sunlight if you choose. They can also be operated from your bed or elsewhere using a remote control, perfect for when you need to close or open blinds without disturbing sleeping children.
So, if you’re wondering if motorized window treatments are really worth it, consider these perks add up, and what they might add to your home life or office environment. If you’re interested in finding out the cost of adding electric blinds to your home, contact us and we’ll discuss your needs and give you a estimate.