Smart Windows Are Great, But Will You Use Them?

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You will be amazed how much installing new windows can add to the functionality of your house. Modern windows are built with new features and materials that were largely unavailable just a few years ago. More advanced technologies are becoming more affordable and practical to own. This article looks at a few of the most cutting-edge window technologies currently on the market; it should help you determine which features are going to be useful and worthwhile for you.

Motorized Movable Windows

Motorized windows are really nothing new. It is just that modern motorized windows are quieter, quicker, and they use less electricity. But most importantly, they are lower profile and can be built into pretty much any window style. There are many more styles and sash material options available. That is, you can find casement and sliding windows with intuitive motor systems.

Of course, having a motor on every window throughout your house is going to be expensive and unnecessary for most. Smart homeowners will pick and choose the windows that they want to have motorized. Often, windows that are large or difficult to open and close because of where they are located will benefit the most from having a motor. If you have a window that is higher up on the wall, or blocked by furniture, having it motorized is going to be a lifesaver.

Smart Application

Another modern feature of most motorized windows is smart application control. That is, through an app on your phone or tablet, you can control your windows. These controls not only enable you to open and close fixtures. They also allow for more intuitive security systems. Homeowners can have much greater control over their window security. They can monitor and even lock windows with the push of a button, even if they aren't home.

Many people will set up their system to receive push notifications when their windows are opened at certain times. You can have increased peace of mind with such detailed control over your window fixtures. You can use the smart apps to control air flow as well.

In the end, many modern features are nice, but not necessary in many homeowners' eyes. Obviously, homeowners are rightly concerned about investing in smart, motorized windows because they could be very expensive to repair. You need to think about these features and try to determine whether or not you will practically use them on a regular basis.

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3 April 2018

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