Motorized window treatments are operated by a motor responding to either radio frequency or infrared signals. Those signals are controlled by a wall switch, remote control, or a computer. Although motorized window treatments have been around for decades, they are just now reaching popular appeal.
Convenience is certainly one reason for their attractiveness. Structures built today are known for their vast use of glass and it can be tedious to walk from window to window to raise, lower or tilt window treatments. Instead one controller (wall switch, remote, or computer) can operate a single or a group of treatments with the press of a button.
In addition, multi-storied windows in residential or commercial buildings create access problems. Without motorization, many of these windows could not accommodate functioning window treatments, whether they are shades, blinds or draperies. Even single-story windows can pose access problems for elderly or handicapped individuals. Motorization eliminates the obstacles for these consumers.
Property owners also turn to motorization to eliminate the unattractive, dangling cords. Although cord systems have improved greatly, they are still a safety concern for children and pets.
So whether you are a techno-geek or a property owner looking for convenience, easier access or with safety concerns……talk to your Sunshine Decorator about motorizing your window treatments.