In beautiful Flagler Beach, we enjoy 229 sunny days per year, higher than the national average.
We love the beach lifestyle and hot days, but sometimes you don’t want intense sunlight streaming into your home all day.
If you’re looking for an efficient and stylish way to keep your home cooler, have you considered motorized blackout shades?
Blackout shades are easy to use, affordable, and can even add value to your home over time.
They offer many alternatives compared to traditional blinds and curtains. Interested in learning more? If so, keep reading to learn why your Flagler Beach home can benefit from blackout shades—plus, how you can get started.
Motorized Blackout Shades Offer Convenience
One of the main reasons that motorized blackout shades are so popular is their convenience.
Thanks to their controls, you don’t need to physically walk over and pull them down. You can raise or lower your blinds from the comfort of your couch, from another room, or even if you’re not at home, via an app.
You can program them to lower or raise at set times, making sure you always have just the right amount of lighting in your home.
Lower Your Air-Conditioning Bills
In such a hot and sunny climate, most of us spend more on electricity and air-conditioning than we’d prefer. With large, floor to ceiling windows and large verandas, the sun streams in and we crank up our aircon to keep the home cool.
However, you can use blackout shades to block some of the sunlight during the hottest times of the day. As a result, your HVAC unit won’t need to work as hard to heat the home and you can turn it down to a lower setting.
This saves you power and helps the environment, a great benefit.
To add some variety to your home design, you could mix both blackout shades and plantation shutters throughout your home, as they can also be effective at blocking sunlight.
Prevent Furniture from Fading
In Florida, the warm climate lends itself well to bright, colorful home decor. However, did you realize the constant sunlight coming into your home could actually damage your furniture?
Over time, sunlight fades fabrics, turning your vivid hues into something more washed out. Intense sunlight can also fade artwork, fabric, wood, and paint.
However, you can use motorized roller shades to limit your furniture’s exposure to direct sunlight, helping it last longer.
You can also protect your home from sun damage by rearranging furniture on occasion, so it isn’t always in the same position, use wood varnish with UV protection, and protect your valuable artwork with UV-protected glass.
Increased Safety for Kids and Pets
Traditional blinds and window curtains have cords and cables, used to raise and lower the blinds.
Cords can be dangerous to curious kids and pets, and can even be a choking hazard. If you have young kids, you know how hard it can be to keep them from getting into trouble in the home.
Motorized blinds don’t use cables and wires, so they are a safer alternative for families to consider. Since they are controlled remotely, there’s nothing to get tangled in.
They Add Additional Home Security
Unfortunately, home break-ins can happen anywhere. Often, it is because thieves look at the home and assume it’s empty.
Thieves may case the home over several days. If the blinds are always up or down, they will think no one is home and that the homeowners may be on vacation.
Savvy homeowners know that they can use their motorized window shades to deter thieves and keep their homes safe.
While you’re away, set your blinds to raise and a certain time of day and then lower again later on. This will give the appearance that someone is home in the house.
If you frequently travel and are concerned about the security of your home, motorized blinds may be a great option for you.
Improve Your Quality of Sleep
Do you or your family suffer from insomnia? In a busy, stressful world, it’s something that is unfortunately common.
If your sleep can use a better daily routine, set your blinds to raise at a certain time each morning. This way, you can wake up to healthy, natural light, rather than the grating sounds of an alarm clock.
Over time, this can help your body develop a new routine, helping you fall asleep and wake more naturally, in alignment with the sun.
Connect Your Motorized Shades With Smart Home Technology
Smart home technology has revolutionized our lives, making it simpler and more convenient to control our homes from the touch of a smartphone.
Whether it’s lights, appliances, locks, or preheating the oven, they can all be controlled from your app, even if you’re not at home.
Motorized window shades are also compatible with smart home tech, perfect for households who are already using systems like Google Home or Alexa.
They can also work in conjunction with smart thermostats, lowering the shades if the home is getting too warm and needs to cool down.
Contact Us Today for Motorized Blackout Shade Installation
With so many benefits coming from motorized blackout shades, it’s no surprise that they’re so popular with homeowners in Flagler Beach.
If you’re ready to start enjoying the convenience of motorized blinds, contact us today for all of your installation needs.
Florida Blinds & More is fully licensed and insured, focused on providing the best quality shades and blinds for your Flagler Beach home.
Get started today by giving us a call. Our friendly, expert team can answer all of your questions. We are also proud to offer a free estimate for all projects.
With a lifetime warranty included on all products, we stand by our work for life.
We look forward to hearing from you and helping you enjoy your new motorized shades.