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Shading Technology Trends of 2017

Posted: Tuesday, August 1st, 2017 | Filed under: Window Treatment Styles
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Shading Tech TrendsAs technology changes, so do trends in shading and blinds. The professionals at Shading Systems can make your life easier, save you money, and greatly improve your home with our take on shading trends to watch out for in 2017. From cordless blinds to remote and phone app controlled blinds, learn the mechanics behind smart blinds and how to incorporate them into your home or office.

Cordless Blinds

Tired of tugging and yanking at two loose cords? Cordless blinds offer a raised mechanism to raise and lower your blinds with ease. Durable, modern, and reliable, cordless blinds ensure that your blinds will always remain even!

Homeowners can seamlessly adjust their cordless blinds from the top or by pulling the bottom. Alternatively, other models operate by holding down a button, to raise and lower the blinds. In addition, these blinds have motorized wands attached to the head rail of the blinds and have two, up and down, button modes. This makes the motorized binds child-safe and extremely easy to use. One-touch retraction allows controlling of the blinds by pressing the button. Keep in mind that cordless honeycomb shades, replace window slats usually collect dust while honeycomb shades filter light.

Remote and Mobile App-Controlled Blinds

Remote controlled blinds allow you to open and close blinds from anywhere in your home or office. A remote control allows you to adjust the blinds wirelessly and control the amount of light let into your home or office throughout the day.

But, you can still use the blinds manually, if you so choose. You also have the option of downloading an app on your smartphone or tablet to control the blinds. In addition, the mobile app allows you to set a schedule that changes the height of your shades throughout the day.

Smart Blinds

Smart blinds integrate the latest technology into the blinds into your shading solutions. These blinds can close during direct sunlight hours to keep each room cool during the summer. In addition, the blinds moving throughout the day can add a layer of security to your home, alluding to a person being in the house. These blinds can cost $350 to $500 per window, but smart blinds will save you money in the long run. Smart blinds, when set on a timer, can help you decrease your air conditioning costs so that you won’t break the bank during the blistering hot summer season.

In addition, homeowners can program the smart blinds to close before bedtime and open in the morning acting as a wake-up call or sync the smart blinds to your alarm clock.

Update Existing Blinds

Perhaps you just installed new blinds but want more updated features? If so, you have the option of purchasing a device to turn your current blinds in your home or office, into smart blinds. The sensors on the devices allow the blinds to adjust on their own based on the light, time of day or temperatures that you select. One of the small devices clicks onto the blinds’ existing tilt mechanism. Next, you can remotely and automatically control these blinds with a smartphone app. Your phone simply connects to the device through Bluetooth.

One of the newest devices can also charge itself with a miniature solar panel that you mount to the window. You also have the option of plugging it in so it can charge with a USB cord once a month.

Adding Shading Technology to Your Home or Office

New technology allows homeowners to replace traditional in shading solutions with tech savvy, effective options. To learn how to save energy, cut costs and make your home safe, contact Shading Systems Inc. today!


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