Imagine this — you just sat down on your coach, relaxed and cozy with a blanket on your lap and ready to watch a movie with your family. However, when the TV flickers to life, you notice the screen is marred by afternoon light streaming in from your living room windows. You groan, knowing you are going to have to get up and close each individual shade by hand before settling back down.

We all can relate to the effort and forethought it takes to keep your shades and blinds open and closed at the right times of day. However, the solution might just be simpler than you would expect.

Motorized shades and blinds are growing in popularity for a reason, and it might be time for you to make the switch as well. To help you decide, we’ve compiled a list of five reasons why you should consider giving motorization a try.

Smart Home Automation


Don’t want to get off the coach? The beauty of the motorized shade is that it is incredibly user friendly and saves the time of manually adjusting your window treatments. With a hand-held remote, all you have to do is press a button to adjust the room’s lighting, and you can choose whether you want all or individual shades closed. Plus, the remote’s features come in handy for those hard-to-reach windows that are a pain to deal with daily.

The ability to program your shades to open and close at set times also adds to the comfort of your home. Instead of struggling to wake up early in a dark room, you can automate your blackout shades to open in the morning so that you naturally rise with the sun, getting a brighter and better start to your day without compromising your privacy at night.

Exterior Shades For Privacy


Speaking of, another feature of the motorized shade is that it can strategically up the security in your home. With the automated function, you can time your shades to open and close at any time of day, giving the illusion to outsiders that you are home when you spend all day at work or go out of town.

You also have the peace of mind that no one will be able to see inside your home at night if you forget to close your shades, and you have the ability with the remote to close your shades easily at any moment you may feel uncomfortable.



Say goodbye to the uncertainty and frustration of trying to get your shades to line up evenly across multiple windows when you adjust your treatments.

With motorized shades, you have the flexibility to have all of your shades in the same position and height, or you individually adjust your shades to match your preference. Not only can you pick the position of your shades or blinds, but you can choose the times they open and close, so you can make your room look effortlessly perfect as you go throughout your day.

Solar Shades: A Smart Investment for Energy Savings in Commercial Buildings

One of the smartest assets of converting to motorized shades is that you can actually save money in the long run. With solar powered motors and sunsensored control, you can set your shades to lower at the hottest parts of a summer day and let light in during the cold winter months to keep your energy cost at its lowest.

Also, the lack of strings and manual adjusting means that there is less wear and tear for motorized shades than their counterparts, so your window treatments will last a long time while still looking new.



Motorization options are available for almost any treatment style or fabric that you might want, so you don’t have to compromise your personal design taste for comfort. Plus, motorized shades can actually add to the elegance of your home, removing haphazard strings that could look clunky or be potentially dangerous in a home with small children.

Not to mention, smart home technology is modern and cool, and you will impress your guests with your ability to easily create mood lighting with the push of a button.

Overall, you need to pick the window treatments that will work best for you. But maybe it is time to consider upgrading your home to the efficient and easy functionality of motorized shades and blinds.