Vignette® Modern Roman Shades from Portland Window Coverings

Most homeowners prefer to have some kind of window coverings to provide privacy and aesthetic value. But should you choose motorized or non-motorized shades? Is it worth the investment?

Motorized shades come with a whole host of benefits that you can’t expect from non-motorized window solutions. From remote operation and voice-control to increased energy efficiency and added privacy and security, what’s not to love?

Benefits of motorized shades

Vignette® Modern Roman Shades from Portland Window Coverings

Convenience

Raising and lowering your shades manually may seem easy enough. But how many windows do you have in your home? What about those high-up windows you can only reach by standing on the edge of your bathtub? Stairwell windows? Skylights? With motorized blinds, you can take care of all these windows at once, with just the touch of a button. It’s easier, faster, and saves you the hassle.

Temperature control & energy savings

Lowering your shades in the summer prevents the hot sun from overheating your home. Conversely, raising them during the winter months allows your home to soak up natural solar heat. This makes your home more comfortable year-round and saves you money on heating and cooling!

UV protection

The ultraviolet rays emitted from the sun can damage your furniture, artwork, decor, and expensive rugs. Over time, it can even fade exposed wood flooring and cabinetry. Motorized shades can be set on a timer so they lower during the brightest part of the day when the sun shines directly through your windows. They protect your home and belongings.

Privacy

All window coverings increase privacy. Motorized shades make keeping your home private even simpler. When the sun goes down, it’s easier for neighbors and passersby to see in your windows. With motorized shades, you can lower every shade in your home with just the touch of a button, right as the sun is setting. Even if you’re not at home, you can set your shades to close at sunset remotely!

Aesthetic value

Many homeowners assume motorized shades must look bulky and high-tech. But these days, smart shades look just as streamlined as non-motorized options. They also come in a wide variety of styles, from contemporary honeycomb options to rustic wood textures. More on this later!

Safety & security

Motorized shades can be controlled remotely. They can also be set to raise and lower at preset times. When you’re out of town, you can protect your home from potential break-ins by raising and lowering your blinds, making it appear occupied and protected.

Smart-home integration

At Portland Window Coverings, our wide selection of motorized shades are easy to control in a variety of simple ways. They also integrate with other smart home features. Here’s what you can expect from our Apple HomeKit-compatible shades:

  • Control your blinds with your phone, tablet, smartwatch, computer, or other HomeKit-enabled devices.
  • Set and customize your own automated schedules easily.
  • Raise or lower your motorized shades with your voice; tell Siri to open or shut shades individually, in groups, or through scenes.

Styles of motorized window shades

Motorized shades come in a range of diverse styles to suit your home and preferences. Also, keep in mind that shades aren’t the only option when it comes to motorized window solutions. You can also choose from a broad selection of blinds, sheers, and panels.

Roller shades

Designer Roller Shades PowerView® Motorization from Portland Window Coverings

The sleek yet timeless charm of roller shades makes them a popular choice for homes of all styles. Delivering incredibly smooth operation with a clean and classic look, motorized roller shades add contemporary flair with an elegant appearance.

Cellular shades

Duette® Architella® in Autumn Harvest from Portland Window Coverings

Cellular shades offer a unique combination of diffused natural lighting and energy efficiency. This is due to the unique shape of these window treatments, which also add elegance and beauty. At Portland Window Coverings, our motorized cellular shades offer superior privacy, natural lighting, energy efficiency, and convenience.

Roman shades

Vignette® Modern Roman Shades from Portland Window Coverings

One of the most popular types of window coverings on the market, roman shades provide a soft and ethereal atmosphere. With their characteristic accordion-style operation, motorized roman shades are especially fun and beautiful to watch open and close. 

Woven shades

Provenance® Shades with Stationary Panels

Homeowners sometimes hesitate to look at motorized window solutions because they imagine bulky, futuristic-looking shades. But sleek, contemporary shades are far from your only option. Natural woven textures can also be motorized for the ideal combination of rustic charm and modern convenience! In fact, motorized woven shades come in a wide variety of colors, textures, and styles.

How to choose the right motorized or non-motorized window coverings for your home

At Portland Window Coverings, we’re dedicated to helping you choose the ideal window and door treatments to meet the specific needs of your home and family. We’re with you through the whole process to answer any questions you have. From consultation, design, and taking accurate measurements, to final installation — we’re at your service.

Get started by choosing from one of our three convenient options:

  • At-home consultation — We can come to you as long as you live in the greater Portland area! We’ll take a look at your windows and help you find the perfect solution for you.
  • Our Tigard showroom — Visit us and browse all of the designs available to you in our life-sized display! We’re here to answer all your questions.
  • Virtual consultation — For convenience and safety, we also offer virtual consultations. These meetings can include a virtual tour of our showroom and we can take a look at your living space without coming to your home.

Find the perfect shades at Portland Window Coverings

We’ve been in business for over 25 years. In that time, we’ve learned that each client and home are unique. We’re here to help you select the ideal window coverings for your home, family, preferences, and lifestyle.

Contact us online or call us at (503) 783-1838 to get in touch with our friendly and knowledgeable team.