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The Latest and Greatest in Smart Home Technology

Posted: Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 | Filed under: motorized window treatments, retractable awnings, Smart Homes
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P1010625The “Smart Home” has been a marketing catch phrase for a while, but this month Apple kicked it into high gear by focusing on family and the “smart home” in its WWDC presentation to the tech world.  Of course, there are many people who already live in smart homes.  Technologically savvy homeowners and apartment dwellers have long known that conveniences such as remote operated security systems, remote shading systems, and other home electronic devices can make life both easier and more economical.  A smart home can provide better analysis of power usage, and let homeowners determine where and when to cut back for better energy conservation and cost savings.  It has real world implications as well.  For example, people with older parents may soon find that a smart home can deliver more safety on everything from generating alerts if someone falls, to ensuring water is shut off, and ovens and stoves are not left on. Read more »

The Benefits of Motorized Skylight Shades

Posted: Saturday, March 1st, 2014 | Filed under: motorized window treatments, Skylight Shades, window shading
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Motorized window treatments

So you’ve just bought a new house that has beautiful skylights that fill your favorite rooms with natural light.  Or, you’ve just finished a breathtaking addition to your home that infused your love of design with your love of nature, and now you are the proud owner of a beautiful room capped by skylights that bring the outdoors into your perfect indoor space.  The question before you now is, how to control that light and heat that comes into your new room so that you can create the ambiance that you want for day and night, all four seasons of the year.  For that, you may find that after researching the best shades for your skylight, motorized skylight shades are the answer.   Read more »

Benefits of Motorized Window Treatments

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Motorized window treatments

Smart-home technology has come to the world of window treatments, with programmable timers raising and lowering your blinds and shades at the perfect hours during the day when you’ll want more or less light in each of your rooms. With custom motorized window treatments, you won’t have to spend your valuable time going all through your home to lower blinds against the scorching sun that can raise your home’s temperature, and thus your energy costs when your air conditioner has to work overtime. Instead, your programmable motorized window treatment system does all the blind- and shade-lowering for you, creating a comfy environment and saving you a fortune in energy costs, especially when they work their magic while you’re away on vacation – which also adds safety to your home, making it look to the outside world like someone is in the house and thus deterring robbers from targeting your home. Read more »

Motorized Skylight Shades

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Motorized Skylight Shades

Skylight shades are a great way to control and regulate the amount of sunlight and heat being generated by out of reach windows. Most people don’t think about installing skylight shades because they believe opening and closing them would be challenging (and irritating). But, with motorized shading control systems, skylight shades are more practical than ever! Read more »

Why You Should Purchase a Retractable Awning over Fixed Awning?

Posted: Tuesday, November 29th, 2011 | Filed under: retractable awnings, sustainable living, window treatments
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The biggest reason to purchase a retractable awning over a fixed awning is because it’s retractable. Retractable awnings give you flexibility and can be retracted quickly at any time. Motorized retractable awnings allow you to retract the awnings at any second with the touch of a button or the flip of a switch. Fixed awnings don’t allow you to do this.

A second reason why you should consider a retractable awning over a fixed awning is its convenience in terms of weather. Retractable awnings allow you to adjust to any angle desired whenever you want. Depending on the level of the sun, you can retract your awning to the desired position. Depending on the amount of sunlight or shade you prefer, you can adjust your awning accordingly. If it snows or rains, it’s important to protect your awning by retracting it. If you retract your awning during snowstorms or heavy rain, there’s no chance it could collapse. Same thing with a windy day, retract your awning to be sure windy won’t take hold of your awning and destroy it.

Retractable awnings are great solutions for any home looking for light and heat control off the back (or even front) on their home. Installing a retractable awning instead of a fixed awning gives you flexibility if and when you ever want to move to a new location. A fixed awning is just that, fixed and requires quite a bit of construction to move. Take a walk through New York City or even the surrounding suburbs and you will see homeowners with retractable awnings all over.