Upgrading your window coverings to smart shades is one of the best investments you can make in your Pittsburgh, PA home. Motorized shades are easier to use than manual shades, more energy-efficient, and provide better, more precise lighting control. And today, you can easily find shades in a range of colors, styles, and fabrics to match your interior design needs.
One of the biggest lags in the motorized shades industry has been the lack of power options. Hardwired shades involve extensive wiring in your home, but battery-powered shades are less environmentally friendly than you might want. The leading brand PowerShades is offering a third option: custom window treatments that utilize Power over Ethernet (PoE) technology.
Keep reading to learn more about true PoE shades and other custom features PowerShades offers.
PowerShades offers multiple options for powering your window treatments. Along with traditional hardwired systems, you can opt for battery-powered, solar-powered, and Power over Ethernet (PoE) systems.
If you’re looking for a streamlined and cost-efficient solution, you can’t go wrong with PowerShades’ PoE window treatments. PoE shades only require a single standard ethernet cable for the power connection and network connection. A PoE installation is faster, simpler, and requires less additional wiring in your home — a boon if you’re considering adding window treatments during a retrofit or remodel.
With PoE shades, gone are the days of replacing batteries or ripping open the walls to add new wiring. And using PoE technology ensures reliability and speedy raise/lower performance from your window shades.
PowerShades solutions are fully customizable in terms of style and fabric type. You can choose single-roll shades in solar, light filtering or lighting blocking types. Solar shades are an amazing option for sun-exposed rooms like the living or family room. These sheer shades filter in soft natural light, shield interiors from harmful UV rays, reduce glare, and protect your furniture, artwork and carpets from sun damage and fading.
For a more flexible lighting control option, consider Powershades’ day/night double-roll shades. These shades have two layers so that you can choose the level of light blocking and privacy you want in each room.
In terms of style, PowerShades has three options to choose from depending on your aesthetic preference: Affinity, Concord and Pinnacle styles. Affinity shades leave the motorized roll exposed after installation, while Concord and Pinnacle shades come with a color-matching fascia to conceal the working parts.
PowerShades also offers an expansive selection of fabric colors to match your interior design needs. As your local PowerShades dealer, we’ll send you fabric swatches so that you can choose the colors and textures you desire.
Our team at Simply Automated will integrate your new PowerShades with Control4 automation so that you can access and manage your shades from the same dashboard where you control your connected home. We’ll help you set up custom scenes and schedules that automate your shades to match the rhythm of your day. You can schedule window treatments to raise and lower in coordination with sunrise and sunset and create a scene that lowers all the shades in the house at bedtime.
Are you interested in learning more about PoE custom window treatments from PowerShades? Call Simply Automated or complete our online contact form to schedule a consultation. You can also visit one of our two certified Control4 showrooms (in East Pittsburgh and West Pittsburgh) to see a demo of motorized shades for yourself.
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