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Motorized Blinds and Shades: Style Meets Technology

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ROLLERS

Much of the technology in your motorized shading system is housed in the roller. They’re one of the most important parts of your system. Thankfully, there are plenty of options available. From curtain rods to hidden, in-wall motors for blinds, to exposed, industrial-style components, there is a roller that will help you create the look you want for your space.

The electronic motors are hidden within the rod or roller, and you can combine multiple rollers for different functions -- heavier treatments for cold nights, and lighter ones for warm days.

OPACITY

Opacity is a measure of how much light can get through each shade, and it will make a big difference when you use other technology in your smart home.

Opacity is measured in percentages -- one percent lets the least about of light through, ten percent the most. During bright days, sunshades with moderate opacity can allow an appropriate amount of light through without heating up the room or allowing UV rays to damage your furnishings.

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