Why You Should Avoid a DIY Motorized Shades Installation

Bedroom with white roller shades in the background and a visible cable going from the shades into an outlet on the wall near the ceiling.

Opt for a Professional Installation for a Beautiful, Easy-to-Use Solution

Over the years, we’ve realized motorized shades are a pretty easy sell. For one, this upgrade boasts a wide range of benefits. They boost your decor, help you manage natural light, work with your HVAC to regulate the temperature in the home, and even protect your family from external actors or internal hazards.

The other reason they’re an easy sell is that motorized shades are a relatively easy upgrade to either existing homes or new constructions. Unfortunately, that means that some of our more ambitious prospects decide to go the DIY route. While plenty of DIY motorized shades are available, but we still recommend working with a professional to get the luxurious experience you deserve. 

Below we highlight some of the issues you’ll encounter with a DIY approach. 

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Wasting Valuable Time 

Sometimes the simplest reason for avoiding DIY is to give yourself a break. Why take on an installation and setup that could take hours when you can pay someone else to do it for you? As they say, time is priceless, so why not use your hard-earned money to gain some back? We’ll take care of ordering fabrics, measuring them, wiring your shades, programming them and more while you sit back,relax and spend some quality time with those you love the most. 

Limited Model & Fabric Options 

DIY motorized shades come in limited models and fabrics–primarily in the form of roller shades in a handful of materials and colors. While some are customizable, the most high-end solutions are only available through authorized dealers. For example, Lutron provides customized shades, but it’s only through a dealer, such as Acadian Home Theater & Automation, that you can connect their drivers to any fabric of your choice for the ultimate customization. 

Focus on App or Remote Control 

If you go with DIY motorized shades, you’ll find models you can manage using handheld remotes, voice commands or mobile apps. While those are a great start–often chosen by many of our clients–a professional expands your options. By linking your shades to our smart home control solutions, you’ll also be able to use touchpads, elegant keypads, schedules, and even photo sensors. 

Exposed Wires and Cables 

While many battery-powered motorized shades are on the market, we recommend hardwired installations for optimal performance and convenience. That way, you don’t have to deal with the hassle of switching out batteries or delayed commands. Unfortunately, most DIY hardwired installations result in visible cables on your walls. These become both an eyesore and a safety hazard. So instead, our team keeps all wiring hidden from view within the walls, allowing you to enjoy a safe experience and a clean, polished look.

Enjoy all the perks without the hassle by working with a professional for your shading installation. Acadian Home Theater & Automation has decades of experience installing smart technology and will design a solution tailored to your family’s needs. To set up a meeting with our team, simply call, fill out our contact form or chat with us below. 


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