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Love the Idea of Motorized Shades for a New Home?


Start Working Early with a Lutron Shades Dealer for the Best Results

Are you remodeling or building a new house? If you already know you want motorized shades, congratulations. You’re making an investment that pays dividends in convenience, luxury, energy savings, and privacy. So, what do you do next?

The next choice is what kind of motorized shades or window treatments you want. As a premier Lutron shades dealer in Reno, NV, we recommend Lutron shades for various reasons. Lutron is an industry leader in lighting control, and its extensive shading offerings complement the company's mission of harnessing and controlling light, whether natural or artificial. If you are considering motorized shades, it’s critical to involve an expert integrator early in the process. Why? Find out below.

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Wired or Wireless?

Lutron offers motorized shading lines with both wired and wireless motors. The advantages of wireless are that they do not require low or line voltage wiring to operate; they run on batteries. The disadvantage of wireless is that batteries don’t last forever. While Lutron shade motors can last for a couple years depending on usage, eventually, their batteries will need to be replaced. For motorized shades mounted high, like in skylights or other difficult-to-access locations, battery power may not be the best choice. For retrofit installations, they offer a way to enjoy powered window treatments without tearing into walls. Note that huge windows with heavy shades or motorized drapes may need to be wired as the battery motors are limited in weight capacity.

Planning the Installation

Many homeowners like recessed shades where the valance that hides the motor and roll is almost invisible. This type of installation requires careful planning in the framing stage of a new build. At that stage, low voltage wiring is easy to add, and the shading wiring requirements can be planned and completed along with the rest of the wiring and cabling for other home systems. The recessed look can be incorporated into window framing depth and other details to ensure a sleek and discreet installation.

Special Design Considerations

Lutron’s Palladiom shades are a popular choice for homeowners with a bent for modern and industrial design. Palladiom shading features exposed rollers and beautiful metal brackets and hardware. One stand-out feature of Palladiom shades is the ability to integrate the jamb bracket into a window recess or frame for a very cohesive look. This type of installation requires coordination and planning with your construction team – another reason for bringing in a Lutron shade and smart home integrator like Sierra Integrated Systems early on in the project.

Motorized shades are all about form and function. Lutron offers a wide array of fabrics, colors, and shading styles that can be motorized and made an integral part of your smart Reno home. An automated shading system requires planning and careful attention to detail. Bring in an expert like Sierra Integrated Systems to work with your design and build team. Contact us here or use the chat box below to connect with us right away. We look forward to working with you!

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