A motorized shade is a term used to describe shades that are controlled by a motor and remote. This type of shade is the latest in technology and style. You are able to control the operation of the shade with the touch of a button and no need to stand up.
The range on the remotes is good enough that you are able to control the shades from anywhere in your home. The two most popular styles to motorize are roller and roman shades.
The roller shades are really popular and can be found almost anywhere. I myself have a blackout roller shade installed in my bedroom. I open and close it with the touch of a button.
Motorized shades are great and very convenient but expect them to cost more than a regular roller shade.
The motor itself is what causes the increase in price. Most motors used in motorized shades have 5 year warranties which make them a nice and attractive option to standard roller shades.
Make sure you ask your retailer before purchasing the motorized shades to be sure that they will last as long as you expect them too. Motorized shades are a great option for those with the budgets to afford it.