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Benefits of Motorized Shades in Your Luxury Home

Posted by Wicked Smart Homes on Mar 2, 2017 2:00:00 PM

AdobeStock_115722109.jpegWhether your home has a view of the beautiful Gulf of Mexico, Sarasota Bay or you just enjoy the natural light from the Florida sunshine, Wicked Smart Homes can help complement your mood and transform the way you feel by providing a wide range of motorized shading options for your windows, sliders, and doors.


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Traditional curtains and blinds can often block out too much light or not filter out enough light. Drapes also create fabric “stack back” that minimizes your amazing views and are cumbersome to adjust throughout the day. Motorized shades combat this by offering the most convenient way for you to create the ideal environment in your home to enjoy your views. Let us show you how our motorized shading systems can provide precision control of your daylight and privacy– all at the touch of a button.

Save Energy, Reduce Glare & Protect Furnishings

According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), one of the easiest, and most effective, ways to save energy is by using window shades. Motorized shades give homeowners the ability to quickly, and conveniently, raise and lower shades to attain the desired effect. Stay cool in the summer and warm in the winter by using shading systems to deflect or harness solar heat. Shading systems also protect furniture, fine art, rugs, and even wood surfaces, from the sun’s damaging UV rays. Motorized shades can be closed, opened, or raised halfway with the click of a button and you can control them remotely, no matter where you are.

A Color And Finish For Any Space

Shades are now available in a vast array of color and fabric options that personalize and enhance any décor. When considering motorized shades for your home, you will generally find that different rooms have different privacy and lighting requirements. Solar screen shades and blackout shades are the two most popular options to consider, depending on your needs.

Our motorized shades are available in a variety of styles so you can choose the type that works best with your home’s design. We provide the following types of motorized and manual shades:

Roller Shades – Solar and Blackout - battery powered options available
Horizontal Sheer Blinds – Pairs the soft elegance of a sheer with the precise control of a blind
Pleated Shades – Pleated form of roller shade with crisp, Z-shaped pleats
Honeycomb Shades – Cellular design that adds elegant textures and depth
Wood/Venetian Blinds – Effective way to ensure privacy, while allowing sunlight to filter into the space
Drapery Track System – Provides quiet, motorized, and convenient control of draperies
Vertical Drapery System – Unique design provides great access to windows and views by eliminating the creation of stack back
Roman Shades – Reliable, smooth and virtually silent shade movment

Security & Safety

Utilize a whole-home shading system for simultaneous control of all shades. A house that is dark, with closed and shuttered windows, appears to outsiders as if it is unoccupied. If it remains like this for a few days, it may become a target for burglary. Crime statistics indicate that most residential break-ins happen during the day, to homes that look unoccupied, particularly if there is easy access, and good cover. Motorized shades can be automated to be opened in the morning, and closed in the evening, creating the appearance that a house is occupied. Automated window treatments, combined with preset interior and exterior lighting control, are two excellent security solutions that significantly make a home less vulnerable to a potential burglar.


Managing daylight is not restricted to a single wall station in your home. Shading systems can be controlled using a myriad of keypads, IR remote controls, wireless tabletop controls, or set to an astronomic time clock for automatic adjustment of shades. Motorized shading systems are the perfect compliment to lighting control. Shade control buttons can be integrated into lighting keypads to create the perfect balance of aesthetics and functionality.

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