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Motorized vs. manual commercial window treatments: which is right for your office?

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Whether you’re designing your commercial space or swapping out your old window treatments for new, you will have the option of deciding between manual or motorized window treatments. This can be a difficult choice as you need to take into account the function of your commercial space, the number of window treatments, and the employees and/or customers. If you’re having a hard time deciding, here are some tips to help you make that choice.


The most obvious benefit of motorized window blinds is their convenience. Sure, it doesn’t take much energy to raise or lower your blinds each day, but how many window treatments do you have throughout your commercial space? And how many times a day will you have to check them? Choosing or switching to motorized window treatments might be beneficial for your business if you’re looking for more convenience.


One great advantage to having well-made window treatments in your commercial space is the energy savings. Blinds, shades, curtains, or drapes do a fantastic job of keeping heat in during cold times and keeping light and heat out during the warmer months.

Motorized window treatments can make it even easier to save money on your heating and cooling bills as they can be set to a timer. You won’t even have to think about raising or lowering them, they’ll do it by themselves.


Consulting a professional window treatment service is a great way to polish your business’s image. There are so many different styles and varieties of window treatments that a consultation with an expert gives your business an advantage. And for those businesses promoting a cutting-edge image, nothing beats motorized blinds.


When considering which type of window treatment to get for your commercial space, consider the safety options for those employees or customers that will be in that space. Does your business necessitate a lot of people in the commercial space for long periods of time? Are there any children or animals present? All of these factors will play into which type of window treatments you get. Motorized window treatments are almost always cordless, which makes them a safer choice for businesses involving children or pets.


Consider how much use your new window treatments will be getting, and this might help you decide between motorized and manual treatments. To make your commercial space as adaptable as possible, motorized window treatments are the way to go. Employees can choose how much light or heat they want, and with a click of a button, the window treatments are set!

On the other hand, if you don’t have a lot of windows in your commercial space, or if the nature of your business is such that you don’t think motorized window treatments bring any benefit, manual operation is still a great option.

The best option of all is to get a consultation with a window treatment professional, like those at The Blinds Side. They can help you decide which type of window treatment is best for your commercial space.