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Here, we will provide examples by breaking down the cost of the different Somfy motors and examine what you need to consider when factoring in the costs of outfitting your home with motorized window treatments.
When it comes to choosing which motor will power your new motorized blinds, there are a variety of options to choose from. While motors on the lower end of that price range may at first seem like a steal, it is important to keep in mind that motorized blinds are an investment, enhancing your home’s comfort and livability. Investing the money upfront to purchase a quality motorized system can save you money, time, and headaches down the road.
Often, motors that fall on the lower end of the spectrum have shorter warranties, more mechanical difficulties, and may even be louder. Somfy motors are built to last and to perform, which is why Somfy has been in the motor business for over 50 years. Before you invest in motorized window coverings for your home, make sure the company you’re purchasing from will be around next year. You’ll also want to research the warranty that accompanies your motor; Somfy motors are covered by a full five-year warranty, but this may not be the case with other products.
The price of motorized blinds and shades will vary, depending on whether they are battery, plug-in, or hard-wired. Somfy battery-powered motors (the component we make that is inside your window treatment, not the full motorized shade or blind) starts at $270, and hard-wired options go up from there.
Before making your final decision, it is important to make sure that you have examined the technical capabilities of your selected motor, which will impact price, speed, and noise level. A good warranty is a strong indicator that the company stands by its product and suggests that, should you need assistance, the company will be there to help.
While DIY is all the rage nowadays, some projects call for the expertise of a professional. Utilizing a professional dealer for motorized window coverings is a smart choice since the professional can walk you through every step of the process and ensure the whole project runs smoothly. While this will impact the cost of your project, most people feel that it is worth working with a professional so that the job is done right the first time.