When thinking about your window coverings consider comfort in terms of heat loss, heat gain, heating and cooling seasons, ultraviolet control. Management of these factors will save you money. The best coverings to optimize energy efficiency are drapes, cellular shades, solar shades, and shutters.
Automation provides ease of access, remote access, temperature control, increased livability by controlling temperature control and protection at predetermined times of the day. Costs of automation have decreased significantly over the last several years.