What Are Automatic Window Shades or Blinds?
Automatic window shades and blinds are a revolutionary invention for anyone who has struggled with strings or clumsily operated catches. Now, you can easily operate every shade in your home from the comfort of any room using just one remote control. There’s no need to take up precious time struggling when these nifty gadgets will do all the work.
Many companies that sell window shades also offer motorized models with power-driven motors. These can be either battery-powered (which typically last 2-3 years) or hardwired into your home’s electrical system. There are plenty of options out there from which you can choose.
Cost to Install Automatic Window Shades/Blinds
With the advent of new technologies, most window shades and blinds now come in motorized versions to suit your needs. These models are simple to install as they can screw into either side of the jamb or trim on which they will be mounted. Depending on width and complexity (i.e., vertical slats) you should expect a price per shade from $20 to $50 per piece depending on where you get them installed.
It’s not uncommon to see a whole row of window blinds in one house. It may be because these are an excellent way for those who love themed decorating or color-coordinating their home, but it could also just be that they’re so inexpensive. On average, 36-inch by 48-inch motorized shades cost around $300-$600 per shade and the price goes up or down about 10% every foot you add or subtract from width and height.
If you’re looking for a more convenient, reliable way to control your window treatments then it may be worth hardwiring them into the electrical system. Hard-wired motors will eliminate any need for batteries and are less likely to fail due in part because they are not subject to battery life cycles which can unpredictably shorten how long an electric motor lasts. They also provide a better solution if you have windows that require frequent access like ones tucked away at the top of high ceilings or behind furniture where replacement is difficult when needed most.
Using a remote control to raise and lower your window treatments is worth the extra cost. Remotes allow you to change settings with ease without having to get up off of the couch or come near an annoying cord. Most remotes can be purchased as cheaply as $50 – not bad considering how much time they’ll save you in future years.
Are automatic windows a must?
Making the window shades or blinds automated is, of course, not a must. It’s all part of making your home smarter and adding features that make your life easier and increase your overall comfort, but you can live without them. This feature will raise the overall price of your house if you’re planning on selling it and they will make your life easier, but only get them if you have the disposable income to do so.
Any way to spend less?
You can always call multiple window blinds providers to find one that offers them at a smaller price.You can also search online for coupons or discounts for new or returning buyers.