Blinds and shades are ingenious inventions, giving you an attractive way to control the light and privacy levels in any room of your home. What could make this ideal combination of form and function even better? Cutting-edge automation systems that offer the ultimate in convenience. Motorized blinds and shades are controlled remotely and seamlessly, eliminating the hassle of opening and closing them manually multiple times throughout the day. Automated shades and blinds also cut down on wear and tear from frequent handling, prolonging the life and beauty of your window treatments.
Stoneside is a leading provider of innovative motorized systems for window coverings. As the trend for automation has grown, new battery technology has evolved exponentially. The result: dramatic cost reductions and more options for consumers. There’s never been a better time to consider adding automated blinds or shades to your home or office.
A motorization system is a fantastic investment. Because you’re not physically handling your blinds or shades as frequently, they’ll have greater longevity. Plus, automated operation means you’ll actually be using your window treatments—the U.S. Department of Energy reports that 75% of window coverings in a home remain in a fixed position, which reduces their effectiveness. Easy-to-use motorization ensures you get the full benefit of increased climate control from cellular shades, or UV protection from solar shades. Finally, motorized systems eliminate cords that can pose potential safety hazards to children and pets.
Which motorization system is right for you depends on several variables. One of the most important is the power source. Stoneside offers the following choices:
In addition to the power source, you’ll need to decide how you want to operate the motorized blinds or shades. Stoneside’s control systems are all designed to provide the ultimate in convenience:
Finally, the type of window covering you select will play a significant role in determining the motorization system you use. Here are the optimal selections for our automated window treatments:
It’s simple to find the right motorization system for your custom window coverings with Stoneside’s expert team. Our professionals are extremely knowledgeable about the various features of different automated products and can offer advice and guidance on which ones will work best for your home.
Start by contacting the Stoneside office near you and schedule a free design consultation. Our designer will talk with you about your specific needs and various motorization features. Once the window treatments and automation options have been selected, we take care of measurements and order fulfillment.
All materials are manufactured and precision cut to specification in the United States. We assemble all window coverings, testing and inspecting them before our in-house technician installs them. This is white-glove service from start to finish, and our nonstop oversight of the project details reinforces our commitment to quality and accuracy.
If the right window treatment can change your home, the right motorization system can change your life—your house will truly be a smart home. Contact us to learn more about automated blinds and shades.
Yes! By prolonging the life of your window treatments, boosting energy efficiency, and providing superb convenience, automation systems definitely pay off.
Instead of manually operating your window treatments, the motorized system does the work for you. Blinds can be raised and lowered by several means, such as wall switches, remotes, and smartphones and home devices. If you select automated blinds, the blinds themselves won’t move up or down, but the louvers will tilt to control light and privacy. Different ways to power motorized systems include battery operation or electrical hard wiring.
These motors are warrantied for 5 years, but can last up to 10 years or more. This varies depending on the type of power source. All of Stoneside’s motorized systems are built for maximum durability.
Motorization is an upgrade to standard shades, so the cost would be the price of your custom shade plus the motor cost. The motors themselves start at about $200 and can go up to $500 to $600 depending on type and size of motor required. Some very large motors can cost over $1000.
They can use rechargeable batteries, solar-powered batteries, or replaceable AA lithium or alkaline batteries, depending on the type of system.
In most cases the motor can be replaced when the product is a Stoneside blind or shade.
No. This functionality must be selected when ordering your window treatment for proper assembly and installation.
Our motorized systems are compatible with: Amazon Echo, Apple iOS, Android, Control4, Crestron®, Google Home, Lutron®, Savant, Samsung SmartThings, Wink, Zigbee, and Z-Wave®.
You will agree that motorization can't be beat for convenience when you see how easy it is to operate your new window treatments!