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Motorized Shades for Your Home Theater


Select the Right Shading to Enhance Your Home Entertainment

A professional home theater needs a 4K projector, a state of the art screen and an integrated control system, but there are other features you may need in order to get the most out of your entertainment experience. Arguably the most important feature of all is a dark room to enjoy it all in. If your room has windows, then you’ll need motorized shades. Here is a comprehensive guide on how you can create the right environment for enjoying movies and more with window treatments in your Westerly, RI home.


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 Reduce Glare

Not only does sunlight produce glare that can block the view of your video, but it also mutes even the most vibrant colors. The result is a distracting and uncomfortable image. There are two ways you can resolve this issue. The first is purchasing a projector and screen that reduces glare and can produce colorful images even in the brightest sunlight. There are a few manufacturers that make special home theater systems to address this problem, but if you already have a home theater or want to invest in a particular brand and model, then the more obvious solution is to install motorized shades. When you have a lot of windows, or even want to make sure all of the sunlight is blocked out, you need a professional installation and high-quality product.

With automated shades, you’ll be able to easily lower shades with the press of one button on your cell phone or tablet, or even a keypad button marked “Movie”. Lutron shades have been specially designed to tightly hug windows and cover the bright sunlight. Blackout shades block out 100% of the natural light in a room, which will make the best fabric option in your theater. Motorized shades can also be integrated in with lights, thermostat, and other features in your smart home so you can set up the room with the press of one button.

Improve Room Acoustics

Windows, much like a flat wall, are reflective surfaces, meaning that sound quickly bounces off of them and can create echoes and vibrations. At times some of the sound can escape the window into the yard, blasting your neighbors if the volume is too loud, or echo throughout the house and disturb everyone else in the home. There are a number of ways to address this issue, including tweaking the receivers or processors to get rid of some of the imperfections, or installing sound dampening wall panels, but motorized shades are another part of the equation. Window treatments, like roller shades and motorized drapes, become absorptive surfaces. They actually minimize the amount of sound that escapes from the room and, at the same time, those harsh reflections that affect performance.

These are just two of the ways motorized shades can affect the overall performance of your Rhode Island smart home, and there are so many more benefits. Click below to get started on a motorized shade installation.

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