5 Major Considerations Before Installing Motorized Blinds

by Kristen White Blogger

The growth of home automation technology in recent times has been staggering.

According to Forbes, this growth can be attributed to a number of factors including security, ease-of-use, and cost saving among others.

One of the biggest beneficiaries of this growth has been motorized blinds. These blinds have become popular in recent times due to their energy saving effect, DIY capabilities, security protection and a host of other factors.

However, in purchasing motorized blinds, there are certain considerations that you must have to ensure that you are taking the right decisions. Thus, we explain 5 things you must have at the back of your mind before you get DIY motorized blinds.

Does It Come With a Warranty?

Investing in motorized blinds is not a decision that is taken lightly because of the huge capital contribution involved. Also, the price can go up depending on a host of factors which include the choice of motor, the number of windows, the cost of treatment, etc.

Thus, before you part with cash you most likely won’t get back when things go bust, so ensure that you can at least get adequate care when the device malfunctions.

It is important to note the number of years covered by the warranty agreement. 3-5 years would be the safe zone in this case. Warranty considerations also give an indication as to the amount of confidence the makers have in their product.

 Customer Support or Nothing

This is somewhat an offshoot of the first consideration. You need to ascertain how much support the manufacturer is willing to offer in the event of a malfunction.

To do this, go online to check how responsive the producers have been to complain in the past. This would give you an insight into their customer care antics or the lack of it.

Smart Phones and Device Compatibility

One of the biggest benefits of the motorized blind is the fact that they can be controlled remotely. When it lacks this component, it reduces the flexibility that it offers and it loses its tag as a home automation device.

Before splashing the cash, you need to ensure that the device can be remotely controlled with your smart phone. To do this check if your phone supports one of the apps associated with the product.

How Are They Powered?

There are three major power options with motorized blind systems. They can be powered by a battery, solar panels, plug-in or wired system. These options have their benefits and you can ensure that the manufacturer provides a power option that is suitable to your needs.

If saving money is a major consideration then you might want to consider batteries as its cost have greatly reduced in recent times. Solar panels, on the other hand, would most likely cost a fortune including wiring cost.

The Noise Factor

Recent technology has ensured that you can get less noisy motors for your motorized blinds. Thus, while purchasing, you need to ensure that you are getting the best value for money in terms of comfort.

You don’t want to have a large motor sound in your bedroom when you try to raise the blind in the morning.

If you have all these factors figured out, then by all means, get DIY motorized blinds and enjoy the comfort that it brings.

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