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Motorized Window Shades

Motorized Window Shades, Blinds, and Drapes

Once considered a futuristic luxury, custom motorized blinds, motorized draperies, and motorized curtains are now more accessible than ever. They have become not only functional and stylish but also affordable for most budgets.

At Gotcha Covered, our expert consultants can help you discover just how convenient motorized window treatments can be—and how you can make this practical technology part of your design reality. If you want to see some ideas of window treatments in home, take a look at our idea gallery now.

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Are Motorized Drapes & Shades Worth It?

When you consider benefits such as increased safety, accessibility, and security, motorized window treatments are absolutely worth the upgrade. Motorization is a practical and convenient solution for a variety of situations.

Motorized window treatments offer these benefits such as:

  • Increased safety – Motorized window treatments eliminate the need for lift cords. Lift cords pose a safety hazard to children and pets especially, as they can easily become tangled in the dangling strings. Without these, there’s far less risk of accidental choking or other injury.
  • Improved accessibility – Modern motorized curtains, shades, and blinds are easy to operate and control with precision, even on out-of-reach or inaccessible windows. Rather than straining to reach or leaving shades closed all the time, you have more flexibility in controlling the light and privacy throughout your home.
  • Added security – Our motorization systems can be operated by timers, sun sensors, switches, remote control, smart phone app, or home automation systems, which means you can control your window treatments even when you’re on the go.
  • Boosted energy efficiency – Since you can program when your blinds or shades open and close—or, at least, you can open and close them yourself with ease—you can keep your home warmer or cooler during the day by letting in the sun or blocking it out.
  • Enhanced aesthetics – Without lift cords and tilt wands, your window treatments look cleaner and more streamlined, giving the whole room a more polished look.
  • Out of Reach Windows: For windows which are too high or hard to reach, motorization makes operating your treatments a breeze.
  • Child Safety: Motorized window treatments are cordless and the perfect choice for homes with small children and pets. Nearly every style window treatment, from blinds to shades, offers cordless options such as rail lifting, single wand control, clutch lifting system and motorization.

Types of Motorized Window Treatments Available

At Gotcha Covered, we offer a full range of motorized window treatments. Even those styles that don’t already feature motorization can often be customized and converted for total convenience and control.

Consider motorization for window treatments such as:

Motorized Blinds

Whether horizontal or vertical, use motorized blinds to tilt slats and let in the ideal amount of light, open for a clear view, or close for privacy.

Motorized Shades

Motorization works just as well with cellular shades and Roman shades as it does with motorized shades, and brings extra functionality to popular styles.

Motorized Shutters

Though not always the first type of window treatment that comes to mind with this technology, motorized shutters combine classic style with modern convenience.

Motorized Drapery and Curtains

Drapery goes beyond decorative with the practical application of motorization. Motorized drapes allow you to take full advantage of insulation and privacy benefits.

Motorized Outdoor Blinds and Shades

Keep your patio or porch stylish and private with motorized options that can shield against sun and heat damage.

We can also help you understand the options for powering motorized window treatments, which includes hardwiring, battery power, plugging in to an outlet, or even solar power.

Call (888) 650-6187 to talk to one of our consultants or find your location now.

Frequently Asked Questions about Motorization

Are you interested in motorized window treatments but still have some questions? That’s common! Here are some of the things our customers frequently ask about before choosing motorization for their homes.

How much do motorized roller shades cost?

Upgrading to motorization does cost a little more than a manual shade, but the convenience and safety are often worth it. Not only that, there are options to fit every budget. For custom motorized window shades designed and installed by Gotcha Covered, the cost will likely range from $300 to $1,000, depending on the style, brand, size, and complexity.

How do motorized curtains and shades work?

There are several types of motorized shades and window treatments, from those controlled by a remote to those that can be programmed or even controlled by an app or your voice. The main difference lies in how they are powered. Some motorized shades work on battery power, while others are hardwired or use a DC power adapter. Still others are solar powered, which is ideal for windows that receive a lot of direct sunlight. Our design consultants can help you find the option that’s perfect for your space.

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Alexa-Controlled Smart Home Blinds & Shades

Gotcha Covered offers the ability for you to take control of the motorized window treatments in your office or living space from practically anywhere within a matter of minutes. Thanks to smart technology, our certified installers can install your motorized window treatments, add the necessary adapters, and get you on the road to controlling your own window treatments from virtually anywhere! We can even help you download and configure any apps you need to make this magic happen.

In fact, many new motorized window treatments come already enabled to control your shades, blinds, or shutters through your smart home speakers, using voice assistants like Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant. Whether you want to retrofit your existing motorized blinds with voice-control or upgrade to new window treatments with smart technology built in, our design consultants can help you bring your vision to life.

Among the many benefits of smart window treatments, you’ll enjoy:

  • Energy savings by programming when window coverings are open or closed
  • Convenient and streamlined operation
  • Privacy and security by closing window treatments remotely
  • Increased safety, thanks to cordless technology

Benefits of Controlling Your Window Treatments by Voice

Imagine waking up and opening your blackout shades from the comfort of your bed, without having to stumble around in the dark. Or settling in to watch a movie and closing the blinds to remove glare, without losing the perfect spot or disrupting your kids, pets, or significant other in the process. With voice-activated window treatments, you can do all of this and more.

Voice-controlled smart window treatments add convenience, security, and flexibility to your home. When all you have to do is say the word, you’re more likely to take full advantage of your smart home blinds or shades.

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Window Treatments
  • 1. Understand Your Needs

    We'll show you which window treatments are best for light control, privacy, UV Protection, and more!

  • 2. Determine Your Style

    You get to make the stylistic choices based on your design preferences or design style of your home.

  • 3. Our Expert Guidance

    We'll help you bring all the pieces together and guide you through the process step by step.