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The Difference Between Automated and Motorized Shading

06/04/2024

Even in our technologically advanced world, custom shading solutions remain a staple in enhancing both the aesthetic appeal and functionality of residential, commercial, and hospitality spaces.

When coupled with the expertise of experienced providers like Skyco, the possibilities for customization are endless. One example of this is shade automation and shade motorization, the introduction of which takes custom shading to a whole new level, offering even more convenience and efficiency.

Why Custom Shading in the First Place?

Custom shading solutions offer several benefits, from enhancing privacy and controlling natural light, to improving energy efficiency and elevating the overall ambiance of a space. With a wide range of materials, styles, and customization options available, Skyco can help you create shading solutions that seamlessly integrate with your interior design while providing maximum functionality and comfort.

Whether you’re looking for sleek roller shades for a modern office or elegant draperies for a luxurious hotel lobby, Skyco has the expertise and experience to bring your vision to life.

Upgrading Your Custom Shades with Automation and Motorization

Automation and motorization add a new dimension to custom shading solutions, allowing for effortless control and convenience. Looking to automate the opening and closing of shades based on time of day? Wish you could integrate your shading systems with smart home technology? Skyco can help you take your custom shades to the next level.

More About Shade Automation

Shade automation involves the integration of technology to control shading systems automatically. With shade automation, you can set predetermined schedules for opening and closing shades, adjust shading levels based on daylight conditions, and even synchronize shading systems with other smart home devices.

Skyco is able to integrate our custom shades with a variety of home control solutions, such as Crestron. Control4, Incomm, Bond, Amazon Echo and Alexa, Google Home, Apple Home Kit, mobile application control, and many more!

The Benefits of Shade Automation

  • Convenience: Automated shading allows for hands-free operation, eliminating the need to manually adjust shades throughout the day.
  • Energy Efficiency: By programming shading schedules to align with daylight conditions, shade automation can help reduce energy consumption by maximizing natural light and minimizing reliance on artificial lighting and heating.
  • Enhanced Comfort: Automated shading systems can create a comfortable indoor environment by regulating temperature and glare levels, providing occupants with optimal comfort.

More About Shade Motorization

Shade motorization refers to the mechanism by which shades are opened and closed. Motorized shades are equipped with motors that physically move the shades, offering smooth and precise operation with minimal effort.

The Benefits of Shade Motorization

  • Ease of Use: Motorized shades are incredibly easy to operate, requiring just the push of a button or the tap of a screen to adjust shading levels.
  • Versatility: Motorized shades can be integrated with a variety of control options, including wall switches, remote controls, and smart home systems, providing flexibility in how you interact with your shading systems.
  • Quiet Operation: Modern motorized shading systems are designed to operate quietly and smoothly, ensuring minimal disruption to occupants.
Motorized roller shades installed on an outdoor pergola at Travel Corp in Los Angeles.

What is the Difference Between Shade Automation and Shade Motorization?

While you may have heard shade automation and shade motorization used interchangeably, there are distinct differences between the two.

With shade automation, you can create preset schedules for your shading systems to open and close at specific times of the day or in response to environmental conditions such as sunlight intensity or temperature. This not only enhances convenience, but also improves energy efficiency by maximizing natural light and minimizing reliance on artificial lighting and heating.

Shade motorization, on the other hand, refers to the mechanism by which shades are operated. Motorized shades are equipped with motors that physically move the shades, offering smooth and precise operation with minimal effort. Whether you prefer wall-mounted switches, handheld remotes, or integrated smart home systems, Skyco can customize the control options to suit your needs and preferences.

Work with Skyco to Motorize or Automate Your Custom Shades

Whether you’re interested in shade automation, shade motorization, or both, Skyco has the expertise and experience to bring your vision to life. Our team will work closely with you to understand your needs and preferences, and recommend the best shading solutions to suit your space.Contact us today to learn more and take the first step towards upgrading your custom shades with automation and motorization. With our expertise and commitment to excellence, we’ll ensure that your shading solutions exceed your expectations and enhance your space for years to come.