The High Desert is loved for its abundance of sunshine and warm days. In summer, high temperatures and blazing heat are also part of the mix.
There are many brands of motorized shades available in all types of fabric and designs. Motorized window coverings use a small motor and a special track for allowing the automatic opening and closing of the curtain with a remote control or a programmable device.
Once installed, a motorized drape allows you to open or close the curtains from the comfort of the couch, or from a coffee shop across town.
Programmable motorized drape openers let you set the time of day when you want the curtains to open and close. This is useful for preventing the sunshine from coming in through a window and heating the room during the day, or for keeping the room warmer at night.
Programmable automatic curtains also provide increased security when you are away from home by making it look like someone is home opening and closing the curtains.
Some of the other benefits from having curtains that open and close themselves are:
Lower energy bills for heating and cooling are another big benefit of installing motorized, programmable drapes and curtains in your home. When window coverings are opened and closed at the right time of day to prevent heat transfer from outside, you can reduce your energy bills by as much as 10 percent.
Contact Express Blinds & More in Victorville for more ideas on installing motorized drapes and curtains in your High Desert home or business.
Temperatures are still mild in Victorville this time of year, and it can be easy to forget about the summer heat ahead. Summertime heat means energy costs for air conditioning and cooling, and window coverings can make a big difference in keeping energy bills down. The right blind, drape, or shutter can significantly reduce heat gain through windows in the summer, as well as keep the building warmer in winter.
How Window Treatments Block Victorville Summer Heat
Slatted blinds can also be used to focus strong sunlight upward toward a light colored ceiling, creating a cool and glare-free reflected light source in the room during the day.
To maximize heat loss or gain through a drape-covered window, the drapery should be installed as near as possible to the window. A cornice at the top of the drape gives added protection against hot or cold air moving from the window into the room. When the sides of drapes are sealed against the wall with magnetic strips and the drapes are overlapped in the middle, you can achieve the maximum energy savings.
Also, draperies, shutters, and blinds only help control heat if they are opened and closed at the right time of day. If no one is home to do this manually, automatic blinds can solve the problem by closing and opening on a pre-programmed schedule or whenever you like through control through a smartphone.
If you live in Victorville or Adelanto you already know that living in the High Desert the sun shines about 350 days out of the year. Not to mention, the near triple digit temperatures, your home can really take a beating from the sun. Therefore, it is important to protect your home with Window shades, window blinds, motorized blinds, or motorized shades. Continue reading “5 Great Reasons to Install Motorized Blinds in Your Home” »
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Our customers at Express Blinds have come to expect a level of professionalism from our employees that they can’t find anywhere else. We pride ourselves on our ability to work with our High Desert customers in order to find them the perfect window treatments for their homes and for their lifestyles. When a customer from Victorville approaches us regarding a desire for natural light in their home, we know just the right blinds to point out. The following tips will help you narrow down what you are looking for before you order your own blinds.
Tips for Choosing Blinds
Take a good look at the room you will be adding blinds to in your home. Think about how you want to accent the room, and recognize that window treatments can make a big impact on the overall appearance. If you want a room to look larger and give it more height, consider choosing vertical blinds. To add an artistic focal point, the best choice is often faux wood blinds as they set your room apart from the others in the home.
Make sure to keep safety a priority. If you have young children or pets in your home, you will want to avoid blinds with long dangling cords, ropes and ties. These can pose a choking hazard and a strangulation hazard. Our motorized window treatments provide plenty of cordless options that are also fashionable and stylish. You won’t have to give up the look you want simply because safety is at the forefront of your mind.
Consider how dark you want the room to be when the blinds are shut. For instance, if you are adding treatments to a living room you likely don’t need it to be completely dark when you shut your blinds. The best choice might be blinds with larger slats. However, if you are purchasing blinds for windows in a child’s bedroom, you likely will need darkness in the room during nap time. Micro mini blinds would be the best choice in this particular situation.
Don’t forget to think about cleaning your new blinds. Blinds have been known to collect dust, and if you don’t have the time to do routine maintenance on your blinds, you will want to choose a set that will collect less. For instance, opt to have anti-static treatment applied to your blinds. This protects them and prevents the dust from forming.
Choosing window treatments for any room can be overwhelming, but the professionals at Blinds Express and More are here to help. Simply contact us and tell us about the room you will be working with at that time. We’d love to help you pick out the blinds that are perfect for you.
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