Beat the Coming Heat in Ft. Lauderdale with Motorized Blinds
Keep Your Home Cool and Stylish This Summer
We all know that Florida summers can be almost brutally hot. Is it the heat or the humidity? In Fort Lauderdale, arguably it’s both. To keep cool, too many Florida homes are darkened as shades and window treatments are drawn to keep out the hot sun and not overwork the air conditioning. Unfortunately, that also shuts out a lot of the beauty of the Sunshine State. If you have a condo off of A1A with beautiful ocean or city views, or you look out over one of our many canals and waterways, you want to enjoy your views – after all, the sun does move during the day.
There’s a solution for both blocking out the hot sun when you need to and enjoying your views – motorized blinds. With motorized blinds, you’re just a button press or even voice command away from opening and closing your blinds any way you want. Let’s explore the many benefits of motorized blinds, and how you can beat the heat in Ft. Lauderdale in style this summer.
Harness and Control Natural Light
Sunlight is part of the South Florida charm, and it makes interior spaces airier, more beautiful, and more natural. But there are times of day when the sun builds up too much heat, and UV rays can also fade interior furnishings and finishes. Motorized blinds can strategically limit light at the most intense times of day, but let it in when the sun moves to a different side. If your west facing blinds can be closed in the afternoon, and your east-facing ones can be open, it can all be automated through a smart automation hub. You can choose when to open at the touch of a button on a remote control or smartphone app, or a schedule that can vary seasonally. If you add lighting control and smart thermostats to the automation repertoire, you can have increased comfort, efficiency – and enjoyment.
Find the Perfect Style and Color
If you think that you will have to sacrifice style to have the luxury of automated blinds, you'll be pleasantly surprised at the variety of styles and colors available. Crestron, our home automation partner, offers elegant styles with a unique color matching service. You or your designer can send us either a physical color sample or a Pantone code from a computer, and Crestron can match it on a large choice of shades. The shades are available in blackout form as well as materials that let in from 1-10% of outside light.
Crestron also features ultra-quiet brushless motors which last longer than conventional motors, and of course, they can be fully integrated with their powerful home automation features. Styles vary from roller shades and sheers to drapery systems that accommodate many other custom fabrics and styles. They can be wired or wireless, making them an excellent choice both for new construction and retrofitting to older homes.