Can Existing Blinds Be Motorized?
One of the biggest fads sweeping homes in recent years has been smart home and automation technology. Homeowners everywhere are enjoying lower energy bills, better security, improved energy efficiency, and a whole lot of convenience thanks to improvements that tie together almost every aspect of our homes under one easy-to-control banner. Savvy homeowners have noticed the trend and adopted it for their window treatments, especially blinds. Motorized blinds offer all the styling and beauty of blinds, combined with all the convenience of remote control and smart technology. But if you have blinds that you already love, can your existing blinds be motorized?
Update Your Old Blinds
The good news for homeowners that want to add automation to their existing blinds is that they can be motorized. In fact, adding a motor is a great way to extend the life of your existing blinds and make them more useful.
At Southwest Blinds & Shutters, we’re an experienced custom window treatment team with over 18 years of helping homeowners improve their homes. Our installation team has years of expertise with window treatment automation and motorization, so you can trust us with your existing blinds. We’ll carefully upgrade them with motors, letting you enjoy the benefits of motorized blinds on a design that you already love.
Why Homeowners Choose Motorized Blinds
If you’re not familiar with motorized blinds, you might be wondering what all the fuss is about, but if you ask any homeowner in the know, they’ll tell you how great their automated and motorized window treatments are. Some of the areas of your home that can be improved by making your existing blinds motorized include:
Keeping your blinds closed during the hottest and coldest parts of the day can have a huge impact on your entire home’s energy efficiency. Since windows are often one of the biggest offenders when it comes to poor energy efficiency, your blinds play an important part in regulating energy waste.
Motorized blinds make it incredibly simple, since you can open and close your blinds from almost anywhere, enabling you to keep your home at peak energy efficiency, even if you’re not home. Plus, when you are home, remotely controlling your blinds can help you make better use of natural light and keep electric lights turned off.
Motorized blinds offer the convenience of controlling your window treatments with a smart device, or setting them to a predetermined schedule. That means that you can open and close your blinds from almost anywhere, which can help give the appearance that somebody is home, even when you aren’t.
The dangling cords of traditional blinds pose a danger to small children and animals. Motorized blinds are completely cordless, eliminating a potential hazard from every room they’re installed in.
The sun’s rays aren’t just raising the temperature in your home, they’re also broadcasting damaging UV light throughout its interior. UV light can visibly damage your carpeting, furniture, wall art, and more, prematurely aging your belongings. Blocking UV light with motorized blinds is convenient and can help prolong the life of your valuables.
Rely on Expert Installation
If you’re interested in making your existing blinds motorized, you can contact Southwest Blinds & Shutters to find out more about the options available for your home. We can walk you through all of your choices and schedule a design consultation with a member of our team. Contact us today to learn more.