A Look at Some Common Types of Blinds
September 17, 2015

A Look at Some Common Types of Blinds

While most people are familiar with window blinds, they may not be aware that there are so many different types and styles of blinds available. In fact, modern window treatment designs include blinds that are energy efficient, safe for children and pets, and maximize your privacy. If you’re shopping for window blinds in Chicago , keep reading to learn more about some common types of blinds.

Motorized Blinds

Motorized blinds are operated with the simple push of a button. The cord and pulley system used by traditional window blinds can be difficult for the elderly or those with mobility problems to operate. Dangling cords are also a dangerous hazard for young children and pets. Motorized blinds are controlled wirelessly with a remote control that is very easy to use. You can tilt, raise, or lower your blinds quickly and easily, from the comfort of your favorite chair.

Automated Blinds

Automated blinds are motorized blinds that have been synced with a home automation system. Automated blinds can be operated remotely using an app on your smartphone or tablet. Whether you’re at work or out of town, you can raise or lower your window blinds to let light into your home, maintain privacy, or maximize your home’s energy efficiency. You can even set automated blinds on a timer, so you won’t ever have to worry that you forgot to lower the window blinds during the hottest part of the day, or at dusk when privacy becomes a concern.

Solar Shades

Solar shades use an advanced software system to maximize your home’s energy efficiency and reduce your energy bills. These window shades automatically adjust throughout the day, according to the changing position of the sun. This prevents cool air from your cooling system from escaping, and prevents hot air and harsh sunlight from outside from entering your home and heating it up. Your home’s heating and cooling systems will run much more efficiently, lowering your energy bills significantly.

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