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Automated shading systems that sync with your smart home are on trend–and with good reason. They give you the joy of natural light with complete control and boost energy efficiency by helping mother nature work for you. But are automated blinds and shades stylish enough for Northern Virginia’s most elegant homes? The answer is a resounding yes. Today’s high-end shades offer incredible ambiance and style combined with seamlessly integrated automation.
Can Automated Shades Help with Energy Efficiency?
As a top-rated commercial and residential home automation service provider, Aegis Technologies chooses Lutron shading systems for style, integrated functionality and energy efficiency. Lutron systems can maximize energy efficiency in both heating/cooling and lighting.
Lutron embraces the concept of “winter warm” and “summer cool.” That means automatically opening shades in winter to take advantage of the warmth of southern exposure and lowering shades in summer to block solar gain. Lutron’s smart technology allows clients to save on heating and cooling bills all year long. Lutron shading systems also maximize the beauty and efficiency of natural light, reducing the need for artificial lighting while putting the amount of light you let in entirely in your control.
Are Automated Blinds More Efficient than Curtains?
We know that some folks are attached to the idea of curtains. It’s a look most of us grew up with, and we’re used to the range of looks curtains offer. But not only are automated blinds more efficient than curtains, they can also be just as stylish and elegant. Some of the advantages of automated blinds include:
- They allow you to create the perfect amount of light for any activity or situation, offering the soft beauty of natural light while giving you a level of control curtains can’t provide.
- They prevent glare and sun damage to furniture, art, flooring and rugs.
- Automated shades are fully programmable using keypads, remote controls and wireless tabletop controls. You can also program and monitor from your smartphone.
- They offer an essential security component with an “away” setting to close shades and restrict views of your home’s interior.
What are the Trends in Automated Shades?
One of the reasons our company chooses Lutron’s automated shading systems is its ability to combine state-of-the-art functionality with elegance and style.
Lutron offers gorgeous fabrics and finishes and collaborates with acclaimed interior designers to create innovative shading systems that fit right in with the most fashionable interiors. From contemporary roller shades to cozy wood blinds, there’s a system to complement every decor. Trending colors include whites, grays, neutrals, earth tones and playful pops of color. With satin, gloss, matte and metal finishes, we can achieve the perfect look and functionality for any high-end home. Lutron also offers sustainable materials to complement the environmental benefits of going green with smart home technology.
Are Automated Blinds the Right Choice for Me?
As the provider of choice for high-end home automation in Northern Virginia, automated shading systems are always a favorite project for the Aegis Technologies team. We love the combination of technology and aesthetics Lutron systems provide. We’re passionate about guiding our clients through choices that offer the look and technology they desire. Lutron’s state-of-the-art products and Aegis Technologies’ top-notch installation mean you don’t have to sacrifice style for smart home functionality.