Life is Motion!
Advances in technology and increased demand for smart and connected living have all contributed to rising excitement about motorized blinds. The benefits are many: The ability to control your shades or blinds with the touch of a button. Freedom from unsightly cords that pose a risk to children and animals. Cost reductions on your home heating bills.
Quality, innovation, service, support…
Much more than motorization for blinds and shades!
In the right light everything is extraordinary! Fabric, wood, aluminum, PVC or leather…possibilities are endless when it comes to interior shades and blinds.
While creating ambiance and lighting effects, your window coveringsalso play a significant role in your comfort and privacy.
Why should you consider motorized blinds?
Conveniently close or open all your blinds or shades at the same time, perfectly positioned and aligned, with a touch of a button. No more cables or strings that get tangled up! Somfy motors are also ideal for large windows, high-up or hard to reach window coverings.
Some of the benefits of Somfy motorized interior blinds:
The “my“ function Lets you program a preferred position of your blinds or shades so that you can access that position every time at a simple press of “my” button. Set it once and use it as much as you like. Somfy WireFreeTM range is 100% wireless, lets you line up all your blinds perfectly with a centralized remote control.
Considering a curtain for your home? Motorized curtains add distinction to any living space and are great for home theaters too! Transform any space whether dramatic and bold to contemporary and chic. Somfy solutions are compatible with every fabric and design type from blackout to light filtering sheer curtains, so regardless of the design, you can still experience the convenience and luxury of motorization.
Window Spaces provides professional installation
Motorized draperies and most window treatments are custom solutions that shoud be installed by a certified professional. A certified expert will assist you with your selection and take care of the entire installation. Peace of mind and quality are guaranteed with Window Spaces!
BENEFITS OF MOTORIZATION
If that doesn’t convince you, we’ve compiled a list of 12 additional, sometimes unexpected, benefits of motorized window treatments.
With the push of one button, you can control every shade in the room simultaneously. What a time saver! And those hard to reach windows? Not a problem anymore. You don’t even have to get off that comfy sofa.
2. Increased privacy
Whether you have a bathroom on the first floor or on the second, closely situated neighbors can require privacy. Hit a switch to lower your blinds before you head to the shower or at night when you are getting ready for bed.
3. Go green
Most of us can’t imagine blocking what little light we get into our homes, but the sun exposure all day can literally cost us a lot of money. Did you hear about the Net Zero concept? W It means that a building produces as much energy as it uses over the course of a year. You too can balance the energy consumption in your home, by tapping into solar power, insulating your home and installing automated shades, awnings or shutters. You can also use traditional ways to cool your house, like plant a shade tree outside! Just remember to leave enough room for growth.
4. Increase your home’s value
Green features that improve a home’s efficiency, while maximizing functionality are always desirable. Also, home automation is becoming increasingly popular, which means installing motorized window treatments will not only help you save on your bills and make your life easier, it will also make your home more valuable when you are ready to sell. See what other projects can also increase the value of your home.
5. Fun and ease
Motorized curtains, shades, blinds or awnings are so simple to operate and fun too! Just be careful not to end up playing with them for hours.
6. Forget the alarm clock
Trade in that alarm for a wakeup call from Mother Nature. Set your shade to open and let in the light when it’s time to get up. Warning: you may be in a good mood all day long!
7. Protect what’s most precious
Motorization means no operational cords for pets or curious children to get tangled in. Also, you’ll be able to better protect your furniture, upholstery and wall art from fading by having the shades close automatically during the sunniest part of the day. While it’s understood that taking sun safety precautions is important outside, few people realize they can sustain sun damage indoors, too.
8. Simulate presence
With home automation systems you can simulate presence by scheduling operation of your window treatments while you are away on holidays or business trips, or even when leaving for just one evening or a weekend. No one will be the wiser that it isn’t you operating those shades. Deter the would-be intruders by making it look like you are home even when you are not.
9. Get your partner excited about redecorating
You can research fabrics and styles, he can research technology options and you both can have fun selecting your new motorized window treatments together.
10. Quit thinking about the weather and just enjoy it!
Your shades can follow the weather and react to changing elements all by themselves. An overcast morning turns into a sunny day? Equipped with a sun sensor, your blinds will lower even if you are out enjoying the weather. And having your shades automatically raise or lower accordingly to the sun helps to manage heat gain in the summer months and heat loss during the winter.
11. Create ambiance
Need some mood lighting? With a press of a button your window treatments will oblige. Set up scenes to incorporate artificial light and music and voila! A perfect romantic evening can ensue.
12. Turn your living room into a home theater
Draw the blinds, start your entertainment system and dim the lights with one gesture. If you have extra room you can take it even further and create a real home theater, complete with velvet chairs, curtains, popcorn machine and all Automated home theatre.
DIY is all the rage nowadays, but what if you would prefer that someone else does the DIY for you? This will impact the cost of your project, but many people feel that it is worth working with a professional to ensure that the job is done right the first time. Installation costs will vary depending on the number of windows you are covering, but you can expect to pay anywhere between $35 - $75 per window that is receiving motorized blinds treatments. (This is just an estimate and can vary depending on where you live and whether or not any of your windows fall into the “tricky” category -- skylights, bay windows, etc. You will also be interested to know that if you choose to hard-wire your blinds or shades into your home’s electrical system, the cost of installation will be included in the overall project cost.)As you can see, the cost of motorized blinds depends on a number of interrelated factors including the type of motor you select, your window treatments, and how many windows you plan to motorize. However, whether your budget is small or the sky's the limit, you’ll be able to find a solution that works for you if you are determined to integrate motorized blinds into your home. And when you do, you will begin to enjoy your home in a whole new, smart, connected way!
With myLink™, it's easy to transform your experience with Somfy-powered motorized solutions and maximize the benefits that they provide, such as energy savings, privacy, comfort and convenience. The myLink™ puts you in control, so that you can operate your motorized shades, blinds, awnings, screens and shutters with your favorite mobile device whether you’re home or not.
SOMFY AUTOMATIC SENSORS
When it comes to choosing which motor will power your new motorized blinds, you have a variety of options to choose from. While motors on the lower end of that price range may at first seem like a steal, it is important to keep in mind that motorized blinds are an investment, enhancing your home’s comfort and liveability. Investing the money upfront to purchase a quality motorized system can save you money, time, and headaches down the road. Often, motors that fall on the lower end of the spectrum have shorter warranties, more mechanical difficulties, and may even be louder. You’ll also want to research the warranty that accompanies your motor; Somfy motors are covered by a full five-year warranty, but this may not be the case with other products.
The price of motorized blinds and shades will vary, depending on whether they are battery, plug-in, or hard-wired. Somfy battery powered motors start at $270, and hard wired options go up from there.
The Somfy Motors Product Line:
Somfy offers a broad range of controls and interfaces that makes it easier than ever to integrate motorized shading with third-party control systems regardless of technology or brand. We have solutions to fit all project needs, regardless of shade specifications, power or technology requirements.
Somfy products integrate with the following third-party technologies:
Third-Party Automation Systems:
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