Motorized Shades vs. Manual Blinds: What’s the Difference?

What You Need to Know About Automated Shading

Shades let you take control of your home’s natural lighting. From letting in the natural sunlight to blocking out the harsh rays – to saving energy by creating insulation – you can transform a space with blinds. But often times, many homeowners don’t take advantage of their manual shading because of the added effort it requires.

Lowering the blinds by hand and raising them back up throughout the day just isn’t convenient and doesn’t fit into your routine. Plus, what about those hard-to-reach shades covering your beautiful bay windows or skylights?

In this blog, we’ll dive into motorized window shades and how they can elevate your entire Lewes, DE, living space. Bring luxury to your daily life with this integrated solution – find out more!


Offer Luxurious Convenience

Taking the time to roll down your manual shades and blinds can feel like more effort than it’s worth. You might struggle to get the ride side of your blinds down, or not be able to reach it at all – resulting in frustration and leaving you with an unraised or lowered shade that you didn’t want.

So imagine operating your shades with just a push of a button. Motorized shading makes this a reality. You may not realize just how much convenience and luxury this smart solution adds to your everyday life. Using a smart device, whether it’s your smartphone, wall keypad, remote, touchpad, or tablet, you can raise or lower your shades with ease – and in mere seconds.

Now you can enjoy the views that your home’s windows offer at any moment with zero hassle. No need to keep adjusting the blinds just right to ensure they’re all the way rolled up – your automated shades do all the work.

With installed photosensors, your shades can also know to roll down when the sun is shining directly into your home. There a variety of shade materials and patterns to choose from, even ones with sheer fabrics that let you still enjoy a view without the harmful sun rays shining into the room.

Protect Your Valuables

By having your shades automatically lower when the sunlight is directly hitting your interiors, you can protect your home from UV rays that could permanently damage your delicate artwork and antique furniture.

Your sensors will let your shades know when to lower and when it’s okay to raise back up again. These will keep your personal items and valuables safe from the sun when it’s at its most intense. And you won’t have to worry about figuring out when that is. Your shades will respond accordingly, so you don’t have to mess with the blinds yourself.

This is also beneficial for when you’re about to watch a movie and then the sun brings a harsh glare across your 4K television. With dual shading, your media room’s sheer shades can raise up, and your blackout shades can lower to envelop you in darkness – perfect for a movie viewing. It’s the best of both worlds with your automated window treatments.

Save Energy

Motorized shades aren’t just great for convenience and comfort – they can also help you reduce your carbon footprint. During any season, your shades can provide the necessary insulation for your home.

With an “air gap” created between the shade and the window when it’s installed, you can keep your home cool or warmed up, depending on the time of year. Pair your shades with your smart thermostat, and any time there is a change in degrees, your shades can know to lower or raise and balance out the internal temperatures. This keeps your HVAC from overworking and saves energy and money.

Honeycomb shades have built-in air gaps and are perfect for insulation while adding a traditional appearance to any room. During the summer, you can also use roller blinds with silver backing to reflect the sunlight away from your interiors – keeping your home cool and comfortable. Want to learn more about why motorized window shades are superior to manual ones? Feel free to give us a call or fill out our online contact form to schedule a no-obligation consultation with our team. We’d love to hear from you!