So you have decided that shades are right for you, but you don’t know whether or not you want them motorized. Shades are a great window treatment that will look lovely with your home decor. They bring beauty to your home and accent your style with simple grace whether you get them motorized or not. So why should you motorize them? 

Difference in Controls

Standard shades that you open and close manually have delicate internal parts that allow them to open and close. These usually include cords or springs that work well for a long time, but these are the parts of your shades that break first. Every time you operate a window treatment manually, it places stress on the internal mechanisms. The more the shades are manually opened and closed, the faster they wear out. With the motorized mechanisms, the controlling parts are in the motor and are therefore external to the shade. There are no cords or springs. This is a more durable method of operating the control over your window coverings as well as a more gentle one.

Extends the Lifespan

During the lifespan of your window treatments, everyone in the family has a hand in opening and closing them. Not everyone in your family is as gentle as you are, and often times the shades get yanked on and rough treated. This is before we think about how much oil and dirt we accumulate on our hands and leave on everything we touch. Having your shades motorized extends not only their lifespan but also their beauty. While the initial cost of the motorization is more, the overall cost is worth it when you factor in how much longer they work well and look great.

Comfort and Convenience

Motorized shades are the best in comfort and convenience. With just a push of a button, your window treatments open or close for your maximum comfort, privacy needs, and view options. Motorized window coverings allow you to operate shades with a wall switch, a remote control, a timer, and even your smart phone or tablet. With a timer you can have the settings adjust based on the time of day. They can open in the morning for the sunshine and view, close when the full sunlight hits the windows, later they can re-open, and in the evening close for privacy.


The more lived in your home looks, the safer it is. With motorized window shades, your home has an occupied look no matter where you are. You can have timers change the settings on your shades, or you can control your shades from your mobile device. Either option results in your home looking occupied even when you are out-of-town. This helps deter criminals from choosing your home.

Simply Wow

The shades are beautiful on their own, but the clean sharp look of motorized shades is beyond lovely. They will not only make your life easier and more comfortable, but they will bring a wow factor to your home. They are just cool, and there is something about having the best. If you want to make a lasting impression on your friends and guests, then motorized roller shades are for you!

At Just Blinds, we offer you the best in window treatment options and all the information you need to make the best decision on what you want for your home. We believe that motorized shades are well worth your consideration, because of their extended life and longer lasting beauty. We are ready to help you find the perfect window treatments for your home today. Contact us for more information.

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