There are plenty of reasons to get a habitat screen for your home. The convenience and protective benefits make the Habitat Screen System worthwhile on its own, but is installing a Somfy Motor add-on worthwhile? Here are the top 4 reasons why:


Traditional blinds can be cumbersome, but motorized screens allow you to roll them down and roll them back up at the touch of a button. This is especially convenient with large or multiple windows. You can also add a timer to motorized screens, and set the timer to roll up and down according to your schedule.

No Cords

If you have small children or animals, the cords on traditional blinds or other window treatments can be a potential safety hazard. Motorized screens eliminate that hazard. If your window opening is large, requiring a large screen, those can be hard to lift for one person with a tiny cord. Motorized screens allow you to easily open and close your screen, without having to worry about whether or not you can lift it.

Energy Savings

During the summer, the sun produces a ton of heat that can end up directly in your home. With the touch of a button, motorized screens allow you to prevent these UV rays from entering your home. This can save you money on air conditioning costs, as well as offering some privacy at the same time. In the winter, rolling your blinds up can help you harness the sun’s power on a sunny day, saving you money on heating costs.

Maximize Use of Your Home

Adding motorized screens to your home can make the rooms in your home more useable throughout the year. These screens can help you turn your living room into a home theatre, even in the middle of the day. Adding a motorized screen to your outdoor space can also allow you to use it into the cooler months and cool it down when the sun’s a little too hot in the summer. If you have screen room, add a motorized roll down screen to keep bugs, leaves and debris out of your screened living area.

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