We live in a world where people are constantly seeking practicality and convenience. As these consumer preferences have grown over the past decade, the window covering market has evolved accordingly. Today, shades, blinds, plantation shutters, draperies, and more are not only offered with motorized operating systems, but those systems may also be controlled in a variety of ways to fulfill people’s unique needs.
Motorization has introduced the ability to operate window coverings in hard-to-reach places, increase child and pet safety, and employ multiple window coverings simultaneously. Remote controls have also become multi-functional in the sense that specific window coverings may be grouped together and adjusted concurrently. For example, one channel on the remote can control the window coverings in your living room and dining room, while another channel is responsible for the bedrooms upstairs. In addition to handheld remote controls, a wall switch may be installed as an alternative form of operation.
Furthermore, the motors themselves are available in different sizes, voltage, torques, and speed settings to ensure compatibility with the various window covering products and their respective weights. In certain cases, depending on the window treatment and dimensions, the motor may be battery-operated and thus providing a clean, cordless finish—the perfect solution for large expanses and/or windows from which a power outlet is not reachable.
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