When you are looking for window treatments for your home or commercial facility, there are many factors that need to be taken into account. Depending on your perspective, there are different priorities. Interior designers will ask what material, colors, and patterns are called for in considering the overall interior design. Facility managers will want to know how the window treatments can affect the utility bills of the facility. Users of the building will want to know how the window treatments will be able to be used for controlling exposure to the sun. In this week’s blog, we will look briefly at the concerns of designers and then go into the benefits of automated and motorized window treatments. When you need window coverings for specialized solar control, turn to Window Products Management.
Any worries by designers can be soothed by the great aesthetics that are used in all these blinds. There is a wide selection of motorized or automated window treatments that you can choose from, and there is one to fit every design scheme. The following types of window treatments can all be either automated or motorized.
The material that is chosen for the window treatments can be chosen to maximize the ergonomics of the window treatment system.
- Roller Shades
- Roman Shades
- Cellular Shades
- Skylight Shades
- Pergola Covers
- Retractable Awnings
- Exterior Mounted Patio and Window Shades
Benefits of Automated or Motorized Shades
When you use automated or motorized window treatments, you can minimize the negative impacts of sun exposure, while still maintaining all the benefits of having large windows.
Heat Gain Lessened
- The heat gain from sunlight hitting, and going through, windows can significantly impact the utility bills of your home or commercial building. In the summer, too much sun can mean higher cooling bills, and in the winter the sun can be used to lower heating bills.
- The more windows a building has, and the larger the windows, the more heat gains you will need to account for.
- Motorized or automated window treatments can be utilized to block the sun when it is at its peak and to give the full scenic view when it’s not.
- In the winter, the shades can be programmed differently to take advantage of the heat gain in order to limit heating bills.
Ergonomic Work and Home Environments
- If you’ve ever tried working on a side of the building that has direct sunlight, you’ll know that sun glare can cause problems.
- Automated and motorized control window treatments are an ergonomic answer to this problem.
- Ergonomics are all about the comfort and efficiency working conditions give. This can be a computer mouse shaped to fit into a hand, and it can mean that workers don’t have to build an office barricade to block the sun so that they can see their computer screens to do their work.
- Ergonomics also play a role in the comfort of your home. No one wants to have to wait for the sun to set to watch T.V. be banished from their favorite reading spot by the intense rays of the sun.
- With automated or motorized window treatments you can have the optimal level of sunlight at all times. You can simulate northern light even on the southern side of the building.
- Your choice of material will also affect the ergonomics of the workspace or home.
- The silence of automated or motorized are
- Sun damage from ultraviolet light can fade fabrics, and this means you need to replace the flooring or the pieces of furniture long before you should have to.
- Protecting fabrics from fading from the sun is a great benefit of automated and motorized window treatments.
- No owner or manager of a facility wants to employees, guests, or clients to drive up and see that every window has the shade at different levels.
- Automated sunshades eliminate this aesthetic problem by enabling you to program the height of the shades for sun protection and curb appeal.
When you are shopping for automated or motorized control window treatment, turn to Window Products Management. We offer design and installation of many products to help you take control of your heat loss and gain as well as other factors.