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5 Unexpected Benefits of Motorized Shades near Wasilla, AK

When thinking about the benefits of motorized window shades, often the convenience of use tops the list. After all, what’s easier than a shade that opens and closes without you having to get up and wrangle cords or wands and do it yourself? However, though convenience is a major benefit, it’s not the only positive upgrade homeowners can expect when they purchase motorized window shades.

Hunter Douglas PowerView® Automation near Wasilla, Alaska (AK)

At Today’s Window Fashions, we carry one of the nation’s top motorized shade systems, PowerView® Automation from Hunter Douglas. For anyone considering the upgrade, here are 5 unexpected benefits of motorized window shades:

1. Better Usability

Sunlight brings with it many beneficial things for homeowners, including the opportunity to harvest free natural light and solar heat. But that can only happen if your window shades are properly used. Thanks to the ease of use that motorized window shades have, they tend to get used more often and with more consistency than manual shades in many households.

2. Lower Energy Use

When trying to maintain a comfortable and consistent indoor temperature, controlling the exterior elements coming in (like heat or cold) as well as blocking energy loss helps to make that consistent level of comfort easier to maintain year-round. Opening shades to let in natural light during the day saves on artificial lighting, and allowing solar heat in to warm a home reduces the daytime need for artificial heating. Closing shades to block out the cold and keep warmth in at night is another way window shades can help lower energy use. And with automated features on systems like PowerView® Automation, the entire routine can be automated to be perfectly in time with the daily solar rotation in Alaska.

3. Heightened Security

Windows can be a vulnerability in your home, not just when it comes to energy efficiency, but also when it comes to privacy and security. After all, the see-through glass panes in windows can allow prying eyes to access the most intimate parts of your home. With automated window treatments and unparalleled global access via the PowerView® app, homeowners never have to worry again that a shade was left open or their privacy is at risk. Additionally, for homeowners who travel, the pre-schedule option for motorized shades acts like a light on a timer, creating the illusion of occupancy in an empty home.

4. Global Access

With motorized shades homeowners don’t have to be at home to control their window treatments. Thanks to the ability of systems like PowerView® Automation to integrate with a home assistant or smart home programs, plus the availability of the PowerView® app, homeowners have multiple ways to stay in control from anywhere in the world - wherever there is internet access.

5. Child Safety

The dangling lines on window shades pose a strangulation hazard to young children and small pets who may become unintentionally entangled in the cords. With motorized window shades, the need for a manual pull line is replaced with automated movements, and control is achieved through remote use, online apps, or via the home’s existing smart home or home assistant program.

In the Hunter Douglas collection, there are motorized window shades in almost every design type from cellular shades to woven wood shades thanks to the highly compatible PowerView® system.

Motorized Window Shades Available with PowerView Automation

  • Duette® Cellular Shades, Solera® Roman Shades, Sonnette® Roller Shades
  • Silhouette® Sheer Shade, Pirouette® Sheer Shades, Luminette® Sheer Panels
  • Vignette® Roman Shades, Design Studio™ Roman Shades
  • Design Studio™ Roller Shades, Designer Roller Shades, Designer Solar Shades, Designer Banded Shades
  • Parkland® Wood Blinds, Everwood® Faux Wood Blinds, Modern Precious Metals® Mini Blinds
  • Design Studio™ Custom Drapery
  • Palm Beach™ Polysatin™ Shutters
  • Provenance® Woven Wood Shades, Alustra® Woven Textures
  • SkyLine® Panel-Track Blinds

Contact Us to Learn More

Bring the benefits of motorized window shades into your home with treatments from Hunter Douglas and the styling help of the team at Today's Window Fashions. Request a consultation today to start the process, or give us a call at (907) 631-0747.

Today's Window Fashions serves Wasilla, Palmer, Big Lake, Willow, Houston, Talkeetna, Eagle River, Anchorage, Kenai Peninsula, Soldotna, Kenai, and Homer in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley and the greater Wasilla area.