Motorized shades, once an extravagant luxury have become mainstream and economical to install in specific areas or throughout your entire home.  

Motorization is available for most types of window treatments including blinds, shades, draperies as well as movie screens, awnings and outdoor insect screen systems. 

Most systems now include the ability to connect to home or building automation systems, or are available with stand alone automation. This allows for setting different scenes or “automations” during different times of the day or night. You can control your shades within the room or across the globe. 

Systems are available for independent windows/rooms, whole homes or commercial buildings. 

It is important to consult with us early in the construction stage for new home construction and/or renovations if motorized window coverings are a consideration.

Somfy Motorization

Somfy is the world’s leading manufacturer of specialized motors and control systems for retractable awnings, rolling shutters, interior shades, blinds, projection screens and other lift-up applications for the home or office.

Motorizing shades not only creates a more comfortable lifestyle but can also help save energy and lower your utility bills. Home Automation is a simple and easy solution for energy savings.

Somfy motors are available with radio frequency or RTS control (Radio Technology Somfy), or can be hard-wired or operated through a digital network. The type of motors, controls, and systems will depend on many factors such as the number of motorized shades, size of the home or office, type of home automation system if equipped, and possible RF interference within the structure and budget. Consult with Covers Designers’ Edge early in your project to determine the system scope and preferences. We will be happy to guide you and your builder in pre-wiring (if required) and system design.

For simpler applications or when wiring is not feasible, the use of low voltage motors with rechargeable LI-ION batteries is generally preferred. Somfy provides DC and AC motors for every application. 

  • Easily adjust hard-to-reach window coverings.
  • Conveniently manage glare
  • Automatically protect furnishings
  • Instantly create privacy
  • Increase security
  • Reduce energy costs
  • Somfy has been the World leader since 1969

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Hunter Douglas Powerview


Experience light exactly when you want it. PowerView® Automation gives you precise and convenient control of your Hunter Douglas window treatments. Shades operate independently, moving only when you choose to schedule them.

Programming your window treatments is simple. Operate them from home with the Pebble® Remote Control or through voice activation when PowerView is integrated with smart-home systems such as Amazon Alexa, Siri® on your Apple device or the Google Assistant. For the ultimate in convenience, the PowerView® App is a perfect way to manage your shades when you’re home or away.

Use the PowerView® App to control your shades with the swipe of a finger. Create customized Scenes that move each of your shades to your preferred positions, then automate the Scenes to operate on their own throughout the day. You can even schedule Scenes to move with the sunrise or sunset based on your location. The App is compatible with Apple® and Android™ smartphones and tablets.

PowerView Automation seamlessly integrates with sophisticated whole-home automation systems.

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Covers SmartPlus Motors

Covers offers several options in low cost motorization. Our latest rechargeable motor will operate shades up to 96” x 96” depending on the fabric selection. It features a built-in LI-ION rechargeable battery so there are no external components. Depending on the frequency of use and size of shade, the charge will last up to one year before re-charging for 4-6 hours. All motors are controlled with an RF remote. We also offer low voltage ultra-quiet low voltage motors for larger shades or banded shades. Ask for more information on Covers SmartPlus motors.

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