The Top 3 Benefits of Installing Motorized Shades in Your Fort Myers Home
Smart Shades are an Essential Feature in a Florida Smart Home
They don’t call it the Sunshine State for nothing. Fort Myers has an average of 266 days of sun every year, and that number is higher than any of the other major city in Florida. With so much sun it’s important to have shades or curtains in the house. But what if you have a very large property? Or what if you have windows or skylights that are hard to reach? Motorized shades are the perfect solution for the home in Fort Myers, Sanibel or Captiva Island with lots of sun. Even when it’s cloudy or rainy shades are still valuable. Here are our top 3 reasons why installing smart shades in your Florida home is essential.
$11. Protect Furnishings
Sunlight can be your furniture’s worst enemy, especially if it is made of leather or the pieces have inks or dyes in them. When a rug or couch is exposed to natural light, the bright colors fade and the fibers or materials coarsen. Unfortunately, sun damage is irreversible. That’s why it’s incredibly important to protect your home décor and lessen the amount of sun exposure in the common areas.
Sometimes our busy schedules prevent us from raising and lowering shades when it’s most important. When you have an automated shading system, you don’t have to worry or think about it. The smart control system does it for you. It will lower the shades at the times of day when the sun shines most brightly and then lower it as the sun is setting. You’ll also have easy access to controlling the shades with your smartphone or tablet. Our team could also install a special daylight sensor in the windows to trigger the control system to draw the curtains.
$12. Save Energy
Lighting control is a huge part of a climate control system and increasing energy savings, but it works best when paired with motorized shades. On a sunny day, you can turn off your lights and allow the sunlight to stream in and brighten a room. Even if it’s a bit cloudy, you can still dim the lights down to a low level and make the most of the natural light you do have. Sunlight not only brightens the room, but it also helps regulate the temperature of the room. If you are feeling chilly, you can draw the drapes; if you feel hot, you can close them. This takes the strain off of your HVAC system. When you use solar shades, you can allow light in but still block the effects of the UV rays. So you’ll be protecting your furnishings and saving energy at the same time.
$13. Maintain Privacy and Security
Could you ever imagine living in a home without curtains or blinds? Probably not because you want to maintain a certain level of privacy. At the end of the night, families typically go around the house and close the shades so that no one can look in. But what if you could say goodnight by pressing one button? On one second, all your shades go down getting you ready for a quiet evening in. In the morning, they will automatically go up to help you wake up and get ready for the day.
Motorized shades also add another layer of security to your home because they not only help conceal your belongings and valuables, but they can also make it appear as if someone is home. With special settings, the shades will raise and lower throughout the day at varying times to make it seem as if the home is occupied.
Would you like to add these benefits to your home? Start today by filling out this online form. Motorized shades are well worth the investment.