Features That You Must Look For While Choosing Motorized Blinds

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Energy-efficient window treatments are an important part of modern home décor. Automatic solutions for home are taking the world by a storm and motorized blinds are hugely trending.

In this blog, we will talk about a few key features that you should look for while choosing motorized blinds

  • Compatibility – You must see which window treatment it rightly pairs with. Nowadays you will find almost all the shades or blinds are motorized but the problem is there is no one-size-fits-all approach here which means different motors work with different solutions. So, before choosing one you must understand which motorized blind is suitable for your window treatment. 
  • Durability of motor – Do not settle for anything that provides less than 3 to 5 years of complete warranty if you want it to be hassle-free in the future. Some companies provide a complete warranty for 5 years or more, this shows the amount of confidence they have in their product. The window treatment solution is a crucial factor, and you don’t want to compromise on the safety features as well. It is advisable to know how long the motor is likely to survive. You can read customer reviews and ask for recommendations to ensure reliability.
  • Customer support and availability – Customer service is perhaps the most important factor that you must consider before investing in a window treatment. Poor customer service can be a real pain especially when you need prompt assistance. You might not need to contact the customer support people at all, but it is always good to keep a contingency plan ready in case of emergencies. Suppose your blinds don’t perform the way they should, what will you do? Of course, companies with years of experience and goodwill have top-notch customer service always ready to help the customers. 
  • Does the motor make too much sound? – Noisy window treatment can interrupt your peace of mind and your sound sleep. As per our understanding, people prefer noiseless or silent options so, before buying one needs to check this aspect.
  • Check the power types – There are wired motors that you need to plug in, battery-powered motors, and solar-powered motors. Among these three options, the battery-powered motor is the most affordable; plus the longevity of the batteries is pretty impressive. If you are a “go-green” believer then this option is just the thing you are looking for. Solar-powered is a viable option as well. People who love a clean look around the windows can go for this option as the system is pretty hassle-free and looks neat and tidy.
  • Remote options – You can control the blinds remotely by installing the required applications on your smartphone. Before investing you have to ensure that all the applications work on your phone so that in case you forget to draw the blinds down while going out in a hurry, you can use your phone to automatically close the blinds. 

Final Thoughts

If you are thinking of remodeling your home, then choose the right kind of motorized blinds keeping in mind these points discussed above.

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