Why Motorized Shades Are Worth the Investment for Your Home


Motorized shades are more than just home décor — they protect your valuables, insulate your home and enable better lighting control

One common misconception about motorized shades is that they’re just a luxury item — if you already have manual curtains or blinds, why bother with automated window treatments? But the truth is that motorized shades give you complete, effortless control over the lighting and sunlight in your home. They’re easier to use than manual shades and more energy-efficient too.

We can think of many reasons why window treatments are worth installing in your home, especially if you choose high-quality brands like Crestron and Hartmann & Forbes. Keep reading to learn some of our favorites. 


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They’re Eco-Friendly

Automated shades are an energy-efficient addition to your home. In the winter, they insulate your home by preventing heat from escaping out the windows. In the summer, they help block out the sun to keep your home from overheating and sending your air conditioning into overdrive. Your shades can automatically adjust based on the sun’s position and the temperature in your home to conserve energy. By managing the temperature in your home, window treatments help you use energy more efficiently and save money on electric bills. 


They Protect Furniture and Home Valuables

Natural sunlight streaming through the open windows looks and feels amazing in your home, but did you know sunlight can also cause fading and damage to your furniture, valuable artwork and carpets? Motorized shades from Crestron block harmful ultraviolet rays from eroding the color, value and beauty of your home furnishings. Window treatments extend the lifespan of your valuable items and ensure your décor looks fresh and new for years to come.


They Offer Unparalleled Lighting Control

Lighting is one of the most important factors for setting the right ambiance in your home. Automated shades give you complete control to personalize your lighting. Because the shades operate on mechanical movement, you can fine-tune the settings to raise or lower them to the exact level you want.

Brands like Crestron offer multiple fabric options — transparent, translucent and blackout — along with a Color Match program to help you find the shading solution right for every room. You can have blackout shades in the bedroom to aid in better, deeper sleep, and translucent shades in your home office to let in soft natural light that isn’t overpowering.

Hartmann & Forbes also offer stunning shading solutions with handwoven shades and custom finishing that add beauty and functionality to your home. With motorized window treatments, you won’t have to choose between aesthetics and efficient lighting control.


At Walbrandt Technologies, we can help you choose from hundreds of different shade styles, colors and textures. And that’s all you have to worry about — our team will handle the installation and setup for you. We proudly service homes in Frontenac, MO, and surrounding areas. Call us at 314-627-0346 or make an appointment to visit our showroom for a demonstration of the technology. You can also reach us using the live chat feature on your screen.

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