The Benefits of Automated Shades

In addition to style and aesthetic appeal, window treatments are highly functional. They block the view from outside, of course, but can also help manage indoor temperature and keep the home safer. However, raising and lowering blinds multiple times a day can get to be a time-consuming task. This is where motorized or automated shades can make a big difference in your home – and your schedule.

The Benefits of Automated Shades

There are many benefits of motorized window blinds or shades. Here are just a few.

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Make Hard-to-Reach Windows More Accessible

If you have windows that are high, behind furniture, or in other hard-to-reach spots, motorized blinds allow you to have functional window coverings.

Light and Temperature Control

Insulating window treatments can help minimize the heat gain and loss through your windows. Automating the blinds can increase energy efficiency.

Better Health Through Light Management

Exposure to natural light is important to health, but UV rays can cause damage, even when you’re indoors. Setting automated shades to move with the light of the sun can give you the benefit of light without exposing you to harmful UV rays.

Easy to Manage

Automated blinds can be managed through a home automation system, such as Google Home or Amazon Alexa. You can also program them on a schedule and manage them from your smartphone.

A Safer Home

Because automated shades can be managed from afar, you can raise and lower them at any time. When you go on a trip, you can keep would-be thieves from knowing you’re not home by raising and lowering blinds on your normal schedule.


Could automated shades make your home safer, more sustainable and more convenient? Contact Blind Installation and Repair for a free design consultation and estimate. We’re offering a 40% discount on our already low prices on all automated or motorized window treatments through the end of November. This is a limited-time offer, so don’t delay – contact us today to get started!


Blind Installation and Repair is your one-stop shop for window coverings in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area. In addition to window blind cleaning and installation of new blinds, we make blind repairs and offer design consultations and direct blind sales. Through our Just One safety campaign, we educate homeowners and business on the dangers of blind cords to children, pets and vulnerable adults.


Whatever your window covering needs, our experienced blind installers and repair team are ready to help. Request a quote today!