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MOTORIZED BLACKOUT SHADES  

Shop motorized blackout shade options at the best price included with Free Lifetime Warranty, Free Shipping and 110% Best Price Guarantee. The blackout feature of our motorized shades brings you the benefit of not only complete privacy but 100% blackout capability when you need it. The motorized shade feature gives you the ability to lower and raise your room darkening shades with the convenience of lower and raising it right from your phone with the available phone app! Motorized blinds come with their own charger and easy to install instructions for your convenience. Shades can be tricky to select specially blackout shades because you want them to give the room darkening effect without taking away from the asthetic of your home interior and exterior design. 

MOTORIZED BLACKOUT ROLLER SHADE FEATURES

The stand alone feature of having a motorized blackout shade combined with the flexibility of lowering and raising it with the included remote control or free mobile phone app makes these shades some of the most user friendly motorized shades to use in your window treatment choices.

There is no better way to add total privacy and light control to your home than with a set of blackout shades. Blackout shades work to completely block out external light so that you can enjoy total darkness in your home no matter the time of day.

When you add motorized technology to the equation, you add an extra level of window treatment convenience that you can’t get anywhere else. If motorized blackout shades sound like something you might be interested in purchasing for your home, make sure to look through our high-quality and affordable selection of motorized blackout shades.

Blackout Shades

WHY ARE BLACKOUT SHADES GREAT FOR THE HOME?

Blackout window shades are extremely popular in bedrooms, nurseries, or media rooms, as they work to block out 100% of the external light coming inside. Not only will you sleep better with a set of blackout shades thanks to their light control, but you’ll also sleep better thanks to the fact that these thicker fabrics tend to block out sound much better than their light-filtering cousins.

Beyond that, blackout shades provide an unparalleled sense of privacy, protecting you and your family from nosy neighbors and all of your precious furnishings from harmful UV rays.

It is important to note that blackout shades are much different from blackout curtains, as blackout shades are made to fit snugly on the outside or inside of your window frame. For this reason, many people compare them to Venetian blinds or classic roller shades.

On top of everything else, blackout shades have the potential to increase energy efficiency in the home by adding a unique insulation layer. Whether you’re in the middle of the hot or cold season, blackout shades can keep your interior at the perfect temperature by stopping heat transfer in its tracks.

Of course, there are many different types of blackout shades out there, some of which are suited best for specific rooms or areas in the home. If you’re in the market for convenience, then motorized blackout shades are your best bet.

Motorized Shades

WHAT ARE MOTORIZED BLACKOUT SHADES?

Motorized blackout shades are quite unique as they work with via remote control. Some motorized blackout shades even integrate with smart home devices, allowing you to control them with your voice.

Motorized blackout shades are more expensive than traditional, manual window shades, though they can be incredibly convenient in certain situations. Many people choose to go with motorized blackout shades when they are decorating windows that are high up or difficult to reach.

In game rooms, home theaters, office meeting spaces, or any rooms where complete darkness is a requirement, motorized blackout shades are a wonderful choice. Beyond that, they excel in modern environments thanks to their sleek and contemporary designs.

Things To Consider When Shopping For Motorized Blackout Shades

Blackout shades are easily one of the most functional window treatment types around, though that does not mean they cannot be beautiful in design, coordinating with your decor that you worked so hard to curate.

You need to make a list of priorities when shopping for motorized blackout shades so that you can hit all of the right angles, including the overall look, purpose, installation method, maintenance, and more.

Choosing The Right Style For Your Motorized Blackout Shades

There are plenty of clear benefits when it comes to motorized blackout shades, some of them being noise reduction, privacy, insulation, UV protection, and climate control. In the case of style, they can work to elevate the mood and ambiance in a room. If you’re more concerned about creating a dark yet ambient atmosphere, we recommend going with softer, more natural colors, such as beige, gray, or white.

These colors can give you a significant amount of light control while still allowing a softer glow within the room.

However, if you want the best blackout effects possible, we recommend going with darker colors, such as black, navy, or dark gray.

Choosing The Right Color and Material For Your Motorized Blackout Shades

More often than not, motorized blackout shades are made with tightly-woven polyester fabrics. These heavy fabrics work to block out light from the outside thanks to the fact that they use insulating black liners. In most cases, you won’t actually see this black liner, as it sits on the inside of the shade.

You can make motorized blackout shades look attractive and seamless from both the inside and outside of your home. To do so, we recommend finding motorized blackout shades that have the same color or style on both sides rather than buying shades that have blackout liner materials on the backside.

While you can definitely find motorized blackout shades in lighter hues that are effective, it is highly recommended that you look for darker colors or styles if you want the optimal light control.

CHOOSING THE RIGHT SIZE AND INSTALLATION TYPE FOR YOUR MOTORIZED BLACKOUT SHADES

When it comes to choosing the right size for your motorized blackout shades, you have two options: customized or pre-cut.

Custom motorized blackout shades are best for windows that aren’t conventionally sized. Pre-cut motorized blackout shades, on the other hand, come in a wide array of standard sizes to fit most residential or conventional window sizes.

When you measure for your motorized blackout shades, you need to consider where you are planning to install them. For starters, you must determine where you will place them, which will either be inside or outside the window frame.

Inside mount motorized blackout shades require very detailed and precise measurements. These window shades are often installed on the inside of the window frame using mounting brackets. If you’re looking for a sleek and clean look, we highly recommend going with inside mount shade, as they take up far less room compared to outside mount motorized blackout shades. Plus, there are plenty of great options for curtains layers when it comes to inside mount shades.

Your other choice is to install your motorized blackout shades using outside mount techniques. Outside mount blackout shades help block out the maximum amount of light, perfect for those who need complete darkness in their room. The measurements for outside mount blackout shades do not need to be as accurate, as it only depends on how many inches outside the frame you want them to sit.

Uniquely enough, outside mount window shades can make windows look a lot bigger than they actually are, which is often why people who live in older homes with smaller ceilings pick outside mount shades.


Frequently Asked Blackout Shades Questions

If you’re looking for a deeper understanding of the basics of blackout shades, then you may want to consider some of these frequently asked questions we receive:

What Is The Difference Between Blackout Shades and Room-Darkening Shades?

Blackout shades are unique in that they offer complete light blockage, especially when they use dark colors or patterns. Room-darkening shades, often referred to as light-filter shades, allow a bit of light to filter through, giving rooms a warmer glow.

Will Blackout Shades Give Me Privacy?

One of the biggest benefits of blackout shades is the privacy that they provide. Blackout shades prevent light from entering through the window, meaning they also prevent people from seeing inside.

Can You Place Blackout Shades Over Blinds?

Blackout shades are different than blackout curtains, which you must install atop a window and in front of blinds. Trying to do this with outside mount blinds would be quite tricky, which is why it’s not a popular style. The great thing about blackout shades is that you can install them using an inside mount. With an inside mount, you can hang blackout shades behind blinds to get the benefits of both.

Are Motorized Shades Worth It?

While the cost of motorized blackout shades typically deters people from purchasing them, there are plenty of great reasons to buy them that justify the cost.

For starters, if you’re dealing with windows that are high up or hard to reach, motorized control can be extremely convenient.

Secondly, if you or a family member deals with any disability or physical limitation, motorized shades can help create a sense of autonomy.

Lastly, motorized shades can give and room a modern and technological touch. There is nothing cooler than raising or lowering your shades with the touch of a button or a simple voice command.

Bringing Privacy, Energy-Efficiency, and Total Darkness Into the Home With Blackout Motorized Shades

When it comes to finding inexpensive yet high-quality blackout motorized shades, we pride ourselves on offering all of the above, which is why so many happy customers recommend us to friends and family looking to purchase new window treatments for their homes or offices. Make sure to get in touch with us here at Affordable Blinds for a free sample.

For more information regarding blackout motorized shades, make sure to get in contact with our experienced customer service team so that they can help you find what you are looking for. You may also reach out to any of the manufacturers found in our inventory for further answers on certain products.

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