How Do Motorised Roller Blinds Work?

Blinds are a great option for your home – there are so many colours and fabrics to choose from, and even different light filtering designs, so there is sure to be a style to suit any taste. Yet if you’ve got small children or pets, it’s understandable that you’d be worried about the potentially dangerous chains that controls rollers. That’s why motorised roller blinds could be the ideal solution for your home. But how do they work?

How are they powered?
At the touch of a button, your fabric will glide up and down the window driven by a small motorised unit. With a range of motors available, you’re able to choose the option that works best for your home. Generally, wireless options will suit most styles, and you have two products to choose from. Rechargeable motors can easily be plugged in and recharged, and they will work with most windows. Plus, there won’t be any need for an electrician. Wireless batteries are your other option here, they won’t need an electrician either. The battery is unobtrusive once installed, and the lithium batteries we use have a long life. Your third option is ideal for larger motorised roller blinds. A/C line voltage, with connection by a licenced electrician, will connect your rollers to your homes power.

How can I control them?
Now that you’ve chosen the motor type, you’re then able to choose how you’ll be controlling them. Once again, you’ve three options to open and close your motorised roller blinds, each designed to work at the push of a button. Perhaps the most common is the hand held remote. This battery powered option is easy to use – simply press the arrow up to raise and down to lower. You’ve also got multi-channel options available if you’ve got more than one window to control. The second is a wall mounted switch – perfect if you’re worried you may lose the remote. Lastly, for those tech savvy families, there is home automation to choose from. They will let you control your window furnishings from your smartphone or tablet, and you’ll be able to control both internal and external blinds from one hub. You can even use them when you’re not at home!

What types of blinds can be motorised?
If it’s a roller, chances are it can be motorised, giving you a luxury experience in every room in your home. Standard rollers are a great choice for their simplistic appeal – you’ve got blockout, translucent or sunscreen fabrics available. Whatever you choose here you’ll have both light and privacy control at the push of a button. Dual rollers will let you take advantage of two fabrics, so you can have sheer coverage during the day for privacy, and blockout fabrics in the evening for a good night’s sleep. Your final option is thermacell cellular blinds, which are designed to help insulate your home. This is the most energy efficient fabric you could choose – it will lower your heating and cooling costs, so if you want to save money in the long run this could be the ideal choice for you.

As you can see, with motorised roller blinds it’s easy to add a touch of luxury to any home. Easy to control, they are designed to save you time while still creating a beautiful finish to tie your room together. For a free quote, contact the team at Energy Window Fashions today.