The Benefits of Motorized Shades

While we may not be living the Jetsons life quite yet, there are many technological gadgets that you can use to update your home and bring it into the 21st century. You may have already gotten things like smart locks or a home automation system, but what about your window treatments? While it might not be top of mind, it actually makes perfect sense. After all, you likely open and close your window treatments every day, so why not invest in motorized shades that will do all of the work for you?

There are several benefits that motorized shades offer, including:


Motorized shades allow you to raise and lower your shades using a remote control. Whether you’re relaxing on the couch or don’t want to walk to each room, you can operate your shades with the touch of a button rather than fussing with cords or manually adjusting each shade. You can even set your motorized shades to open at a certain time each morning, so you can awaken with the gentle morning light instead of a loud alarm clock. What’s more convenient than that?


The design of motorized shades removes the need for cords, which are a strangulation hazard for children and pets. By removing this danger completely, you can be granted greater peace of mind.

Energy Efficiency & UV Protection

Insulation and light control is crucial to your home’s energy efficiency. With motorized shades, you can set your shades to open and close during specific times of the day to maximize lighting efficiency. For instance, you can set them to close when the sun is at its strongest during the summer, or have them open to take advantage of a sunny day during the winter months.

Furthermore, direct sun exposure can cause discoloration, fading, and other irreversible damage to your furniture. By setting your motorized shades to certain times that allow you to shield your furniture from harsh UV rays, you will be preserve their beauty and extend their lifespan.

Increased Home Value

In today’s competitive market, it is important to ensure your home stands out any way possible. Since motorized shades are such an attractive feature to potential homebuyers, they will give your home that much more of an edge when selling.

Improved Home Security

You can set your motorized shades to open and close when you’re not home to make it seem like the house is occupied, adding an extra layer of security against unwanted visitors.

Turn to Bay Home & Window

If you want to invest in the highest quality motorized shades for your home in the San Francisco Bay area, turn to the lauded professionals at Bay Home & Window. We are a family-owned window treatment company that has been providing industry-leading products, red-carpet customer service, and expert installations to local homeowners since 1994. We love what we do and it shows in the flawless finished results we provide.

Plus, we are a direct wholesale supplier to the trade, which means you’ll be able to get your motorized shades for 20-30% less than you’d pay at retail outlets—making us the obvious choice! Contact Bay Home & Window today to learn more, and to schedule your initial consultation.

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Bay Home & Window partners with Costco. Not only did the Costco collaboration help to give us confidence in the quality of Bay Home & Window, but we also got a great deal on our purchase of window coverings for our whole house! We're very happy with the quality of the product and the high-quality installation work. The window coverings look great.

Andreas W.

Tampa, FL

We had cellular shades installed and it was just want we needed! Finally, we can block out the sun that is just merciless this time of year. I can tell the quality is superb, and install was painless. We had originally ordered light filtering shades and then discovered that it still made the rooms too bright. Bay Home made it easy and affordable to reorder the replacements. They really want us to enjoy our home. Thank you Bay Home & Windows!

Melinda M. 

Tampa, FL

Years ago we bought custom wood shutters throughout our home from Bay Home & Window. We had a great experience and our shutters still look great. Recently we remodeled our closet and had them back to create a custom closet. I had no idea how much we could love a closet. Everyone at Bay Home and Window was easy to work with they helped us figure out the design and utilized every inch of our odd sized space. From appointment scheduling to installation everyone was very professional and exceeded our expectations.

Jill W.

Tampa, FL