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Motorized blinds are growing in popularity, as people want the beauty and styling of attractive window coverings, combined with the convenience of being able to operate their blinds with the touch of a button. They come in an endless selection of styles and colors to fit in with any décor. But before you invest in motorized blinds, you need to understand what they are and how they work. Here are a few things to consider before you buy.

How Do They Work?

Motorized blinds are battery powered blinds as opposed to using strings to operate traditional blinds. The motor mechanism is hidden and eliminates the unsightly strings, making them safer around small children. The electric motor may raise the blinds, or may tilt them, depending on the model you might choose. For certain larger applications, the blinds may be offered with wired motors for a continuous supply of power.

Are They Reliable and How Long Do They Last?

Motorized shades are just as reliable as conventional shades. Some shades have rechargeable batteries, while others will need their batteries replaced from time to time. As for how long they’ll last, how often motorized blinds are used can vary widely from one household to another. In general though, a typical motorized blind operated twice a day could last up to five years or more.

How Are Motorized Shades Operated?

When they first entered the marketplace, motorized shades were controlled by a remote control, similar to a remote you’d use for a TV or a ceiling fan. With the advent of modern smart technology, newer motorized blinds can be controlled from your phone, tablet, or computer.

Are Motorized Blinds Hard to Install?

Motorized blinds are no harder to install than conventional blinds. However, if your DIY skills leave something to be desired, you can rely on our team at Value Shades and Shutters, as we offer free measuring and installation of your blinds or shutters.

If you have any additional questions or concerns about motorized blinds and how they’d fit your window treatment needs, you can contact the experts at Value Blinds and Shutters.

In business in the Douglas County area for over 18 years, we have become a trusted name for window treatments and blind installations. We are a locally owned and operated business with a showroom stocked with products from the nation’s top manufacturers of window treatments, including Hunter Douglas. We offer in home consultations to allow you to see exactly how our products will help to make your home the envy of your friends and neighbors. Our design and installation teams are knowledgeable in all things windows and will provide you with the best in sales and service. Come see our showroom or contact us to schedule a consultation. If would like additional information about the products and services we offer, visit our website or give us a call at 303-663-8120.

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