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Q:
Are smart blinds worth it?
A:

First, what is a Smart Blind?

Smart Home Automation on Smart BlindsSmart blinds are simply window blinds that are motorized and can integrate into your home automation system. The blinds can then be controlled from anywhere through your home WiFi via your smartphone, Alexa, Google Home, Apple Home, etc. That means you do not have to raise and lower the shades with a traditional cord, rather you press a button on your phone, remote control or simply ask Alexa, Google Assistant, or Siri handle to close or open the shades. Smart blinds can also be put on a timer to open and close at particular times of the day.

This automation may seem futuristic but smart blinds are becoming more and more popular.

Things to Consider

There are multiple factors you will want to consider when deciding if smart blinds are right for you:

Ease of Use

This has to be one of the best benefits of smart blinds. Because they can be easily controlled from anywhere you don't even have to get off the couch to operate the shades. This is especially beneficial on those hard-to-reach windows.

They are also fun to use! Just think how you will impress your friends when you operate them in front of them.

Cost of the Smart Blind Upgrade

Smart blinds are more expensive than traditional window blinds or shades and can sometimes double the cost of the shades, therefore they can be a significant investment. We do have some motorized shades that already have the motors integrated into the window shades that are much less. Others come with a motorized upgrade that is optional.

Typical motorized shades come with a basic remote that controls one shade or a group of shades. You can then add the smart hub that allows the motor on the shades to connect to the WiFi and your smart devices.

Added Security

Because smart blinds can be operated from your smart devices you can easily operate your shades from anywhere. You can also set them on a timer as well. This allows the shades to raise and lower just like when you would be home keeping prying eyes from seeing inside your home while you are away.

Energy savings

Same as above, automating your window coverings so they close at night automatically will keep that added blanket insulating your windows while you are out late and not home to close them.

Do you need Smart Blinds?

Although there may be times you absolutely need smart blinds with applications such as hard-to-reach windows or you need that added security. The convenience of just being able to operate your window blinds may be enough if you have difficulty raising and lowering your shades. Maybe it is the added security or additional energy savings. Whatever it may be there are plenty of good reasons to invest in smart blinds.

At Blinds Chalet we offer a wide selection of window treatments that can be upgraded to smart blinds. Simply browse our selection of smart home automated blinds and shades, add the motorization and smart hub upgrades and you are ready to go.

Still have questions? Because smart blinds come in a variety of styles and brands they can sometimes be confusing. Here is an article that explains more about smart blinds.
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  • If there are multiple blinds/shades in the same room, only the defective product will be replaced/repaired.
  • In the event that a product, color or product feature has been discontinued and it is no longer available we will provide a substitute product as similar as possible to the original blind or shade.
  • Shipping for warranty issues is the responsibility of the customer to and from the repair facility. Packaging on return shipments is the responsibility of the customer.

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This plan does not cover measuring errors. Following the easy measuring instructions will ensure a proper fit.

30 Day Returns

This plan does not cover returns.
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Who is covered:
  • Warranties cover the original purchaser of the window blinds and shades.
What is covered:
  • Any defects in materials of workmanship
  • Operating mechanisms and other parts
  • Cell separation on honeycomb/cellular shades
  • Warping slats for faux wood and wood blinds
  • Broken vertical vanes
  • Restrings for internal cords
What is not covered:
  • Parts that fail due to accident, alteration and/or improper use
  • Normal wear and tear
  • Color fading due to excessive exposure to sunlight, moisture or improper cleaning
  • Accidental damage
Resolution:
  • BlindsChalet.com reserves, at its discretion, the right to repair, replace or refund any blinds found defective.
  • If there are multiple blinds/shades in the same room, only the defective product will be replaced/repaired.
  • In the event that a product, color or product feature has been discontinued and it is no longer available we will provide a substitute product as similar as possible to the original blind or shade.
  • Shipping for warranty issues is the responsibility of the customer to and from the repair facility. Packaging on return shipments is the responsibility of the customer.

30 Day Measuring Insurance

Following the easy measuring instructions will ensure a proper fit, however, we all make errors from time to time and this protection plan covers any mis-measurement mistakes. If the window coverings do not fit, please let us know within 30 days of receiving the items. The blinds/shades will be remade at the correct dimensions at no cost to you unless there is a difference in price between the old and new sizes or if the new size requires an oversize shipping fee. Limit is 1 remake per blind/shade. All remakes will have to be remade in the same color, feature and specifications, no changes are allowed.

Shutters,custom graphic shades, commercial/dealer orders are not covered.

Any mis-measurements reported after 30 days will not be covered, however, new blinds and shades can be ordered with an additional 10% discount.

30 Day Returns

This plan does not cover returns.
5 Year Guaranteed to Love
Who is covered:
  • Warranties cover the original purchaser of the window blinds and shades.
What is covered:
  • Any defects in materials of workmanship
  • Operating mechanisms and other parts
  • Cell separation on honeycomb/cellular shades
  • Warping slats for faux wood and wood blinds
  • Broken vertical vanes
  • Restrings for internal cords
  • Parts that fail due to accident, alteration and/or improper use
  • Normal wear and tear
  • Color fading due to excessive exposure to sunlight, moisture or improper cleaning
  • Accidental damage
Resolution:
  • BlindsChalet.com reserves, at its discretion, the right to repair, replace or refund any blinds found defective.
  • If there are multiple blinds/shades in the same room, only the defective product will be replaced/repaired.
  • In the event that a product, color or product feature has been discontinued and it is no longer available we will provide a substitute product as similar as possible to the original blind or shade.
  • Shipping for warranty issues is the responsibility of the customer to and from the repair facility. Packaging on return shipments is the responsibility of the customer.


30 Day Measuring Insurance

Following the easy measuring instructions will ensure a proper fit, however, we all make errors from time to time and this protection plan covers any mis-measurement mistakes. If the window coverings do not fit, please let us know within 30 days of receiving the items. The blinds/shades will be remade at the correct dimensions at no cost to you unless there is a difference in price between the old and new sizes or if the new size requires an oversize shipping fee. Limit is 1 remake per blind/shade. All remakes will have to be remade in the same color, feature and specifications, no changes are allowed.

Shutters,custom graphic shades, commercial/dealer orders are not covered.

Any mis-measurements reported after 30 days will not be covered, however, new blinds and shades can be ordered with an additional 10% discount.

30 Day Returns

If for any reason you are not satisfied with the window coverings and wish to return them, please notify us within 30 days of receiving the order. Our customer care department will provide a Return Authorization Number (RGA) and shipping address for the return. Please note, return shipping costs are the responsibility of the customer and shipping labels are not provided. Refunds will be processed within 2-3 business days after we receive the items (Guaranteed to Love fee is not refundable).

Shutters,custom graphic shades, commercial/dealer orders are not covered.
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