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How Much Do Motorized Blinds Cost – Southwest Blinds

May 31, 2017

Those are really cool but how much do motorized blinds cost? We get this question everyday from homeowners around the Southwest looking to upgrade their existing old model corded shades to something new and exciting. The quick answer is $200 to $1500. The detailed answer comes in four parts – the cost of the motor, the cost of the window covering, the installation/programming cost, and the cost of accessories.

Cost of the Motor

Motors range from $200 for a very basic autowand motor, $375 to $800 for a battery powered RTS motor, and up to $1500 or more for a hardwired motor. At Southwest Blinds and Shutters we prefer using proven motor systems like Somfy Systems and Q Motion. Both of these manufacturers have extremely reliable, versatile, and quality systems.

Cost of the Window Covering

Window coverings vary in price and can be designed to meet a variety of budgets. We have basic blinds and shades that are hundreds of dollars and higher end designer shades and blinds that can be thousands of dollars. The price of window coverings vary greatly by product, manufacturer, fabric, and options.

Cost of Installation/Programming

Every project is unique but you can expect to pay between $35 to $75 to have a basic motorized shade installed and programmed. Some things that can increase the cost of an installation are high windows, difficult to reach windows, complex motor systems, or smart programming. We recently completed a motorized shade project for a commercial client that took 5 installers 26 hours each to complete the project for a total of 130 man hours. That job was a combination of extreme work environment, complicated windows, and a complex motorized system. Needless to say that project didn’t fit in the $35 to $75 range.

Cost of Accessories

Home automation is sweeping the country with cool new products like Amazon’s Alexa and the Google Home and homeowners want the ability to make their window coverings smart. Accessories like Somfy’s MyLink, URTSII, and Qsync allow homeowners to control their window coverings from a cell phone, tablet, or with home automation devices. Automatic shades can now be programmed to raise and lower at different times of day depending on the angle of the sun making your home more energy efficient. You can also program the blinds to accomodate your lifestyle, automatically raising at 7am to wake up your teenagers for school, lowering in the afternoon to block the sun, and then raising them again to enjoy sunset. All of this can be accomplished without lifting a finger.

 

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Motorized window coverings are awesome and at Southwest Blinds and Shutters we love helping customers achieve great results with their automatic shades. For a free design consultation call us at (480) 415-8542 or fill out our form on this page.

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We are extremely pleased with our whole experience with this company. From sales to installation, everyone we dealt with was courteous and professional. They delivered exactly as promised from the quote, to the installation and did a great job! The shutters took our house from beautiful to stunning! Highly recommend this company!
Blinds look awesome! The install was quick and lacked any drama. Just like I want. :-) We will definitely be buying from them again once we redo a couple areas in the house first.
The entire experience was excellent. We had roller shades installed throughout our home. The online notification system after your order is great. We received regular email updates regarding the status of the fabrication of our order, delivery, and installation.
Southwest Blinds was wonderful to work with. The communication was excellent. All the employees from sales to the installers were professional and kind. Answered all our questions. I highly recommend them.
Southwest Blinds and Shutters provided a remarkable product for a great value! We are extremely pleased with the job done. James is a true professional who stands behind his company on all levels. We would highly recommend Southwest Blinds & Shutters and are looking forward to having the rest of our windows done with them.
Fast and professional. Super efficient and detail-oriented. Very pleased with the service they provided. Don’t hesitate to schedule them for your blind and shutter needs.
They did a great job installing my shutters. Very polite and went the extra mile to do some minor adjustments that I requested. He identified a couple of things that were incorrect on my order and made sure new items were ordered. He came back to reinstall the corrected pieces and did a great job.
This is one top notch company! They provided a wonderful variety of samples when they came to my home and were able to patiently answer all my questions about their products. Very professional! I felt like they really cared about my satisfaction with my choices all the way to the final installation. The installer was on time, pleasant, very neat, and did a wonderful job. I absolutely love my new shutters and would highly recommend Southwest Blinds and Shutters to anyone in the Valley. You will not be disappointed!
The technician who measured our windows and eventually installed them did a professional job and was done very quickly. Got our rebate form promptly and would do business again if we are ever in need.
James was doing a job across the street and we asked him to come over for an estimate. We hired on the spot and were genuinely pleased with the quality and service we received. He worked fast and clean and on time. Very pleased with the outcome.
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