Motorized Blinds: What You Need to Know
How Do Motorized Blinds Work?
Shades Shutters Blinds has one of the largest selections of motorized blinds and shades online. We consider ourselves to be the “Motorization Experts.” That’s not us being boastful, that’s us telling you that our team has a combined 25 years of experience dealing with motorized window coverings, and that’s saying something.
We use Somfy Motors in the majority of the motorized blinds and shades we sell on our site. However, depending on the product, you may notice a few Simplicity motors, especially with our Comfortex window covering.
It’s 2014: Time To #GetMotorized.
Motorized blinds and shades powered by Somfy provide convenience, comfort and control- all at the touch of a button. Problems such as glare from the sun, privacy, protecting valuable furniture and adjusting those hard-to-reach window coverings are now solved. You will be able to control the natural lighting in your home or office at the touch of a button!
Want Motorized Blinds? Good News! Both of our BESTSELLER blind types can be motorized.
The following blind types are compatible with Somfy motorization: (Please keep in mind that for Motorized Blinds, the remote will only control the tilt of the blind’s slats and not the lifting of the blind.)
Motorized Real Wood Blinds
Real Wood Blinds are made from high-quality, 100% North American Basswood and are among the most classic of window treatments. They are also lighter than faux wood blinds and have a lifetime warranty against warping or chipping.
How do Motorized Real Wood Blinds work?
Motorized Wood/Faux Wood Blinds with the electric power of Somfy allow you to control the tilt of the blind slats with remote-controlled accessibility for those high-up or hard to reach windows. You will use a remote to adjust the slat tilt of the window covering. This can be done from the other room( 60 ft. range) and you can program up to 25 blinds on one remote! The motor will be underneath the valance of the blind and will be battery operated, meaning there is no need to plug any cords into the wall!
Motorization available* with:
* For the 2 Inch, 2 1/2 Inch and Distressed Real Wood Blinds, you may choose from either battery (no wiring or cords to worry about) or a plugin wall adapter. Both also have the ability to be controlled via remote control or wall switch. For Real Wood Blinds, a remote will come standard unless specified otherwise. More questions? Please refer to the product page for more information, or start a Live Chat session or call us NOW!
Motorized Faux Wood Horizontal Blinds
Faux Wood Blinds offer all the classic features of real-wood blinds without the real-wood price. They are also more durable and environmentally friendly.
How do Motorized Faux Wood Blinds work?
Motorizing this already high-quality blind will allow you to adjust the blinds with a remote control and GAIN THE POWER OF ONE-CLICK OPERATION! With Somfy motorization, you can adjust the blinds slats to allow for the perfect amount of sunlight or close them completely to protect furnishings from harmful UV rays, all at the touch of a button!
Motorization available* with:
* For both the 2 Inch and 2 1/2 Inch Faux Wood Blinds, you may choose from either battery (no wiring or cords to worry about) or a plugin wall adaptor. Both also have the ability to be controlled via remote control or wall switch. More questions? Please refer to the product page for more information, or start a Live Chat session NOW!
Want Motorized Shades? EVEN BETTER News! Nearly ALL of our shades can be motorized.
The following shade types are compatible with Somfy motorization:
Motorized Roller & Sun Shades:
Roller Shades feature a simple design, with a high-quality fabric covering the window and a bar along the bottom to weigh it down and keep it closed. The top bar is a roller, allowing the user to close and open the shade with a spring-loaded design.
Sun Shades/Solar Shades feature a see-through material that blocks UV rays and the outside elements while maintaining a view. Solar shades operate very similarly to the traditional roller shade. The element that makes Solar Shades unique are their mesh, see-through fabrication. The higher the openness factor of the mesh fabrication, the more light and outside elements can come through the window.
How do Motorized Roller and Sun Shades work*?
Motorizing our top-notch shades will provide you privacy, glare reduction and eliminate the need to manually adjust heavy or hard-to-reach window coverings. Motorized shades also eliminate dangerous cords and create a comfortable and safe environment for your children and pets. Somfy also offers a variety of options to maximize the performance of your motorized shades such as timers, sensors and even solar charged options! You will control the operation of your shades with a remote or wall switch – it’s up to you! No need to point the remote at the shades in order for them to lift or lower- Somfy technology provides a 60 foot range for their remotes, allowing you to control your shades from another room altogether! Motorize your Roller or Sun Shades today and #GetMotorized.
Motorization available with majority of Roller and Sun Shade products on our site, including:
*Due to the large spectrum of options and features available with Roller and Solar/Sun Shades, please refer to individual product pages for detailed motorization information. For additional questions, start a LiveChat session NOW or give us a call at 800-789-8583! Please Note: Comfortex Roller Shades motorized using Simplicity Motors.
Motorized Cell Shades
Cellular Shades, also known as Honeycomb Shades, feature a solid fabric that stacks like an accordion. When the shade is tilted sideways, it resembles a honeycomb beehive. The air pockets make cellular shades very energy efficient. Cell Shades are available in a variety of cell sizes and can be made using light-filtering or blackout fabrics.
How do Motorized Cell Shades work?
Motorized Cellular Shades combine beauty and function to improve the energy efficiency of your home. Motorization also allows you to automatically raise or lower pleated and cellular shades depending on the amount of sunlight in a room, making it effortless! You will control the operation of your shades with a remote or wall switch – it’s up to you! No need to point the remote at the shades in order for them to lift or lower- Somfy technology provides a 60 foot range for their remotes, allowing you to control your shades from another room. It’s time to #GoGreen and #GetMotorized with Motorized Cell Shades!
Motorization available* with majority of Cellular Shade products on our site, including:
** For Motorized Cellular Shades, you may choose from either battery or Solar Power Pack (new!) Both these options require no wiring or extra cords to worry about. A plugin wall adapter is also available. A 5 Channel Remote Control is standard for Motorized Cell Shades. Comfortex Motorized Cell Shades come standard with a Simplicity Brand Motor, but can include a Somfy motor for a surcharge. Want to know if there are more options (special requests) available? Please call us at 800-789-8583 or start a Live Chat session NOW!
Motorized Pleated Shades operate almost identically to Motorized Cellular Shades and are also powered by Somfy and available online.
Motorized Roman Shades are also available on our store. They are Comfortex brand and will be powered with a Simplicity Brand Motor.