In Reno, we've come to know our fair share of scorching summer days. Finding an effective way to keep our homes cool, comfortable, and energy-efficient during these sweltering months can be quite the challenge. Thankfully, we now have an innovative and sophisticated solution from Horizon Window Fashions: the PowerView Automation system.

PowerView Automation: Redefining Window Treatments

PowerView Automation is an advanced window treatment system that allows your motorized drapes and shutters to move in harmony with the sun's trajectory. This automation system not only revolutionizes how we manage the amount of sunlight entering our homes but also enhances our control over indoor temperatures and energy efficiency.

By automating your window treatments to open with the sunrise, tilt during peak sun intensity, and close after sunset, you're maintaining an optimal indoor climate throughout the day without constant manual adjustment. This ingenious application of technology makes PowerView Automation an integral part of any smart home setup.

Creating an Energy-Efficient Home

PowerView Automation makes it easy to capitalize on the sun's daily patterns for maximum insulation. By managing heat gain during the summer months, you can maintain a comfortable indoor temperature and reduce strain on your cooling system, leading to significant savings on your energy bills.

With PowerView Automation, you're not merely adopting a new gadget; you're investing in an energy-conscious future. This forward-thinking approach aligns with global efforts towards more sustainable living practices, making PowerView Automation an environmentally-friendly addition to your Reno home.

Window Coverings and PowerView Automation: Style Meets Intelligence

PowerView Automation is not a one-size-fits-all system; it's designed to work seamlessly with a variety of window treatments, allowing you to tailor your choice based on your aesthetic and functional preferences. Be it motorized drapes, shutters, shades, or blinds, PowerView Automation integrates with your chosen window treatments, adding a touch of sophistication and ease to your life.

Motorized drapes offer an elegant touch to any room, enhancing coziness while providing excellent insulation. Shutters, on the other hand, bring a classic aesthetic appeal and superior light control. Motorized shades, available in styles ranging from roller to Roman, offer a sleek appearance paired with versatility. Blinds provide unparalleled convenience and an additional layer of privacy, with materials ranging from wood to aluminum.

PowerView Automation gives these window treatments a life of their own. Imagine your drapes, shutters, shades, or blinds adjusting themselves as per the time of the day or your preset schedules. The marriage of style and technology has never been more harmonious.

Enhanced Control and Security

The PowerView Automation system offers multiple control options. The PowerView Automation App lets you adjust your shades from anywhere, while the stylish Pebble remote control offers in-home convenience.

For those seeking a hands-free solution, PowerView Automation works seamlessly with smart home systems like Amazon Alexa, Apple Homekit, and Google for voice-activated control.

Beyond convenience, the ability to adjust your window treatments remotely enhances home security. Using the RemoteConnect™ feature, you can create the illusion of an occupied home, potentially deterring intruders and providing peace of mind while you're away.

A Testament to Design Excellence

The innovative design of PowerView Automation has been recognized with the prestigious Red Dot Product Design Award. This award-winning design is visible in elements like the PowerView Hub, which acts as the system's control center, and the PowerView Repeater, which extends the signal range throughout your home. These components work seamlessly together, ensuring your entire home is covered and connected.

Embrace the Future of Home Automation

PowerView Automation offers a harmonious fusion of style, functionality, and convenience. With its intelligent features and user-friendly interface, it's an essential addition to any modern, energy-conscious home. It's not just about beating the Reno heat; it's about embracing the future of home automation and elevating your living experience. Explore the power and potential of PowerView Automation today, and transform your home into a cool, smart sanctuary with the window treatments that best suit your lifestyle and preferences.

Motorized blinds are a stylish and functional interior design addition for modern homes. They compliment any room by optimizing light levels and incorporating beautifully-crafted materials. Still, there are items to consider when researching whether automatic shades are for you. While Hunter Douglas PowerView® blinds can help you achieve the minimalist, modern look you’re going for, let’s take a look at realistic pros and cons that you may encounter with your purchase.

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Sleek, Sound Design

Hunter Douglass PowerView® blinds will go virtually unnoticed in your home until they retract or deploy, which is an elegantly orchestrated sight to behold. (Check out various blinds and shades in action here). Whether you're going for a sleek, modern look or something more traditional, motorized blinds can be customized to fit your decor exactly.

The design of the PowerView® housings has been honed in over the last few years into a seamless, technologically sound system. And speaking of sound – you’ll be hard pressed to hear the faint whir of the motors, as they emit only about 10 dB of noise when in operation. For reference, whispering from five feet away emits around 20 dB.

There are also a few options for how you’d like to power the system. Select from the standard hardware compatible with household alkaline batteries, or a terminal that accepts the rechargeable Hunter Douglas® battery pack. You can also opt for the hardwired route, which eliminates the need for batteries entirely. Your budget and personal preference will determine your setup, but all of these options are perfectly suitable to power your window covering investment.

Safety & Convenience

Motorized blinds are an ideal option for homes with children or pets. The blinds can be set to close and open at specified times and don’t rely on pull cords. That means reduced potential for accidental tangles. You won’t be pulling down hard to retract the coverings, which sometimes fail when a large load is applied to the bracketry. And when you pre-program your PowerView® blinds, you give your furry friends the chance to look outside periodically throughout the day while still maintaining privacy and security.

Blinds with smart automation also add convenience to your life. While you’re perfectly capable of operating blinds manually, wouldn’t it be awesome if you could control them with a touch of a button? After all, the last thing you want to do is get up from the couch while you are reading or watching a flick. And when your hands are full with little ones, it’s nice to be able to tell your smart home device to “close all blinds” when you’re headed out the door to drop them off at school.

Whether you’re using the Pebble® remote control, the PowerView® app on your phone / tablet, or want to take integration a step further by pairing your smart shades with your digital home assistant, there are scalable options to conveniently position your window coverings just where you’d like them.

Energy Efficiency & Adaptability

The beauty of PowerView® blinds is you can chose from several compatible window covering materials, a bunch of which have insulative properties. The R values of the materials alone are enough to keep the air near the windows several degrees cooler, or warmer, depending on the season. To assist in saving energy, you can set up your smart home system to respond autonomously to temperature readings in your home, then shutting or opening the coverings accordingly.

For instance, you may program your blinds to automatically close during the hottest portion of the day to reduce the need for more air conditioning, or to open on chilly but sunny days to naturally warm rooms and give your heater a break.

Of course, one of the most noticeable results of smart shades is their ability to control light levels and set the mood. PowerView® motorization can increase the amount of natural light that can enter your home, especially when used in conjunction with a smart lighting system connected through your digital assistant.

 


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Investment

It probably doesn’t come as a shock that motorized blinds can be more expensive up front than standard window coverings. Integrated features like motors, Bluetooth connectivity, and seamless design are definitely reflected in the price. What you’re truly paying for is matching the perfect set of window coverings to your home that you’ll enjoy for years, even decades to come. There are DIY options out there, but they require intensive retrofitting, and you won’t get the same results as expertly engineered fashions. Add in the cost of installation, and Hunter Douglas shades are quite the investment. By nailing the installation and guaranteeing you’re satisfied, our team will help reaffirm that you made the right decision.

Reliance on Tech Infrastructure

As we mentioned, one of the methods of energizing PowerView® blinds is by hard wiring them into your home’s electrical panel. If you live in an area prone to power outages, this is something to consider (we’re looking at you, California PG&E users). Power outages can also affect the wireless controls, so if you foresee this being an issue in your home, let your Reno automatic shades experts know and we’ll offer potential workarounds.

With any technology, there’s a chance for technical issues to arise. Given that automated window treatments do incorporate both physical and wireless mechanisms to operate, that’s more moving parts involved that do require attention in the rare instance they fail. Both Hunter Douglas, as well as our in-house Horizon Window Fashions experts are happy to help troubleshoot issues with reconnecting your blinds to smart devices or fixing parts if they fail.

 

Reno Smart Shades Experts: Horizon Window Fashions

Motorized blinds are an attractive, functional, and convenient way to help your home stay cool in the summer and warm in the winter. They can also boost energy efficiency and keep your family safe. Horizon Window Fashions realizes you are placing this important investment for your home into our hands, and we value that. We work hard to offer you competitive pricing as a Hunter Douglas dealer. Browse through our shades, blinds, and shutters online and take advantage of our ongoing promotions! Please reach out to our knowledgeable staff with any questions you may have. We’re excited to match your needs with the perfect set of motorized window coverings!

Smart homes were once a pipe dream from days past. In the 50’s, companies promised us instant meal machines, stowaway appliances, and robot assistants to free up tasks and streamline the home. While the level of mechanized automation portrayed in mid-century TV shows never quite caught on, there has been promising progress in making smart home convenience a reality for the masses.

Motorized Blinds

Hunter Douglas® Blinds has embraced emerging smart home technology in recent years, creating the Powerview® line of motorized shades, blinds, and draperies that integrate seamlessly with home automation systems. Syncing window treatments to work in unison with smart lights, your thermostat, and entertainment system is at the top of the list of advantages when going motorized. Let’s explore more benefits of smart blinds here!

1. Convenience

Closing the blinds when it gets dark so the neighbors can’t see you in full view, then opening them again in the morning to let in the sun isn’t so hard to do. But do this simple task 365 days a year, and suddenly, the time and energy spent going around the house adjusting blinds can add up. Hunter Douglas motorized blinds can be programmed to open and close at specific times, and can even learn when to open/close to keep your home in ideal light. No more rushing around in the morning adjusting blinds when you’re late for work.

2. Energy Efficiency

Sunlight pouring in usually means added heat in your home, especially during hot summer months when the rays are most powerful. Not only does closing the blinds cut down on heat, the blinds themselves will act as an insulating barrier. Conversely, when you want to let in sun in the winter months, smart blinds can be programmed to automatically open when the rays come shining to gently warm your house and reduce your heating bill. Control over light means control over your utility bill by letting the PowerView app set the best time to open and close your shades, depending on your location and time of year.

3. Sun Damage Protection

On the topic of letting light in when desired, smart blinds can help protect your interior from harmful UV rays. Whether it’s your furniture, priceless pictures, or family heirlooms on the shelf, Hunter Douglas motorized blinds can close automatically to shield your items. Especially if you have out of reach windows, automated blinds are a great option for adjusting the level of UV ray protection.

4. Child and Pet Proof

When you were a kid, do you remember playing with (and possibly breaking) your home’s blinds by pulling on the adjustment cord? Us too. Hunter Douglas motorized blinds are wrapped up in a sleek, cord-free unit that eliminates those mishaps. Not only that, the cord-free designs keep your children and pets from getting accidentally entangled, which in rare cases leads to asphyxiation and injury.

5. Heightened Security

Just like the time-tested trick of putting interior lights on a timer when you’re on vacation, positioning your blinds to make it look like your home can prevent burglary. Combined with your home’s front camera and some automated lights, motorized blinds can effectively keep your home from becoming easy prey for drive-by opportunists.

6. Integrate With Smart Home Assistants

Digital Assistants like Google Home®, Amazon Alexa®, and Apple HomeKit® are commonplace in many homes. These internet-capable devices already utilize data points to turn your thermostat on, tell you the weather, and operate your entertainment center. Why not add motorized blinds to the lineup? And for those who don’t have a digital assistant, Hunter Douglas offers their own version, the Gateway®. Make your blinds operate autonomously by integrating them with the assistant of your choice.

7. Increase Home Value

In many parts of America, it’s still a seller’s market. Whether you’re trying to sell a beloved home, or are a home flipper, adding motorized blinds can give you a leg up on the appraisal. Smart blinds also make your home stand out on tours. People will see up to a dozen homes a day when looking. They’ll remember the one with the smart blinds!

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8. Set the Scene

Entertaining friends? Watching a movie? Use a voice command, the Powerview app, or remote-control to set the mood. The PowerView app can also store preset “scenes” to orchestrate the level of light, your BBQ playlist, and more to create the perfect mood for the moment.

9. Wake Up Peacefully

Being jolted awake by an alarm is not pleasant. Maybe it’s a necessity on work days, but on the weekends, ditch the alarm and wake up with the sun. Program your shades to gently let in light, and ease into your morning. Your mind, body, and soul will thank you!

10. A Shopping Experience You’ll Enjoy

Often times, the homeowners that come in looking for automated blinds consist of two personalities. One partner enjoys picking out the type of window covering and perfect fabric, while the other enjoys learning about all the technology integrated in PowerView blinds. Regardless of which category you fit under, the staff at Horizon Window Fashions has the knowledge to make the shopping experience fun and informative for anyone.

Your Reno Motorized Blinds Dealer

You’ll likely discover even more benefits of motorized blinds based on your unique needs as a homeowner. As the Reno area’s Hunter Douglas Blinds supplier, Horizon Window Fashions can help you navigate the types of window coverings available with motorized capabilities. Book an appointment and tell our knowledgeable staff about your project! We’ll help you discover how motorized blinds can bring your home into the new era of automation.

When it comes to selecting new window furnishings, we’ve got you (and your windows) covered! Shades, shutters, and blinds are a great investment in the look, feel, and functionality of your home. And in this age of smart homes, it’s no surprise that automated blinds are growing in popularity. For over 22 years, Horizon Window Fashions has been adopting the latest technologies, then mastering the selection, installation, and customer support behind them. As a Hunter Douglas certified dealer, we carry motorized blinds that increase automation, energy savings, and enjoyment of your home.

Motorized window coverings are an efficient solution to optimize the positioning of your blinds throughout the day. Maybe you want to be able to shut all blinds simultaneously when heading out the door. Perhaps you desire the ability to adjust your shades remotely while out of town or at work. Or it could be that your windows are out of reach and you want a solution to control light levels up high. Whatever your needs are, Horizon Window Fashions will help you find the Hunter Douglas motorized shades that cater to your unique situation.

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Make Your Smart Home, Smarter.

Hunter Douglas motorized blinds feature discrete, rechargeable battery packs that can last up to a year on a single charge. Operation of the blinds can be set up through the PowerView® smart phone app, remotely controlled via the Pebble® wireless remote, or connected with the PowerView Gateway Hub® for completely autonomous operation. PowerView blinds also integrate seamlessly with home assistants like Amazon Alexa or Google Home, and as of May 2022, Hunter Douglas has incorporated Bluetooth® technology into new systems for two-way communication between your shades and the PowerView system. It’s entirely up to you to choose the level of automation you desire. Whether you’d like the blinds to operate on preset schedules, be adjusted with your fingertips, or be at your beckoned voice command, there’s a solution and style waiting just for you.

Control the Sun, Save Energy.

Light is a powerful energy source that is waiting to be harnessed (or blocked out) in your home. In the winter, Hunter Douglas power blinds can be programmed to let in light, and welcome heat while you’re away. In these hot summer months, automated blinds can block out harsh UV rays that are silently driving up your energy bill and causing fading to your furniture, flooring, and priceless pictures. Some compatible fashions even feature a honeycomb design that insulates your windows further against heat and cold. The high desert of Northern Nevada sees temperature swings from single to triple digits, and an average of 250+ days of sunshine a year. Investing in Hunter Douglas power shades is one more way to bolster your home’s energy-saving defenses in our unique climate.

Enjoy Your Home to its Greatest Potential.

A home is typically the biggest purchase made in our lifetimes. Some upgrades you make won’t have much impact on the value of the home, but motorized window fashions definitely do – especially when done right. DIY motorized conversion kits do exist on the market, but the online reviews say it all. Big, clunky motors. Loud gear drives. Cords in plain sight. As they say, buy nice or buy twice. Conserve your DIY energy for other projects in your home, but for a seamless fit & functionality, leave power shade installation up to the pros.

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Don’t go in Blind – Consult the Horizon Window Fashions Experts

The automated blind selection process can be overwhelming. Our customers have come to rely on Horizon Window Furnishings for prompt installation service, a strong manufacturer warranty, and friendly customer service to help you navigate the array of window covering options available. We’ll help you select a style of automated shutters, blinds, roller shades, or drapery to compliment your home.

Our in-house team of skilled, trained window fashion experts is among the best in the state – all certified in Hunter Douglas products. With our Gallery website tab, you can get inspired. Once you have an idea of what you like, schedule a Powerview™ Automation Consultation so we can begin working with you on a custom automated window covering solution for your Reno home!

 

With summer quickly approaching, the Reno area is about to get scorching hot. With UV levels being at their height during this time of the year, it’s important that you make sure your window shades will keep out unwanted sunlight and heat. This summer, give Hunter Douglas solar shades a try! They’re specifically designed to maximize your views while adequately filtering out unwanted light. Learn more about our summer solar shades below. 

What Are Hunter Douglas Solar Shades?

Hunter Douglas solar shades, which may also be called sun shades, are roller shades that are specifically crafted to create a balance of light and visibility in your home. Solar shades are often rated by an openness percentage that determines just how much light will be able to come through the shades and how well you can see out of them. Their fabric is woven just tight enough to block light, protect against UV rays, and reduce glare, while leaving your views unobstructed. 

You can rely on your solar shades to keep unwanted sunlight and heat out of your home throughout the hot summer months. 

What is openness in reference to window treatments?

Openness refers to how tightly woven your solar shade fabrics are. The percentage of openness for shades varies from 0-14% with 0% being the lowest and 14% being the highest. The lower the percentage, the more tightly woven the fabric is, resulting in less light penetrating your home and limiting visibility. The higher the percentage of openness, the looser the fabric is woven. These shades block out less sunlight but provide greater visibility of your views. 

When it comes to choosing the best solar shades for you, the decision will depend on how much light you want to filter out and how much visibility you wish to keep.

Hunter Douglas Solar Shade Varieties

With hundreds of fabrics and opacities, numerous decorative options, and a variety of top and bottom treatments, you can customize your solar shades to fit your personal taste. Designer Screen Shades are available in widths ranging from 12" to 192" and heights from 12" to 144". They can also fit bay and corner windows as the materials are custom made to fit. However, when it comes time to choose a color, we recommend thinking about the location of the window and your desired effects of the window covering. Lighter colors better reflect heat and illuminate a room, but the view might be a little hazy. (similar to that of sheers). Dark colors, on the other hand, are excellent at reducing glare and providing better view-through.

From selecting materials and colors to expert measurement and installation, our window-treatment specialists can help you find the perfect window treatments for your home.

Benefits of Using Solar Shades in Your Home

Aside from being available in just about every color, style, or fabric imaginable, solar shades have a wide range of benefits. From being energy efficient to preventing sun damage, solar shades are a must-have in your home. Check out the benefits of Hunter Douglas solar shades for your home:

Meet with Your Local Hunter Douglas Dealer

We are happy to offer a completely free consultation to any and all customers interested in customized window coverings. By coming to your home and assessing your needs, we are attempting to streamline the process of choosing the best treatments for your windows, putting you and your family first. Whether you’re looking for Hunter Douglas solar shades or want something else to adorn your windows, we’re here to help. 

If you’re interested in window coverings but aren’t fully committed, simply fill out our contact form or give us a call at 775.853.2025 and we are happy to provide you with any information you need!

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A quality window covering should be functional, stylish, and energy-efficient. Not only do you want your window shades to look nice and match the aesthetic of your home, but you also need them to be able to keep out unwanted sunlight and prevent air leakage. If you’re looking for a solution that checks every box, then check out some of the best insulating window shades Reno has to offer at Horizon Window Fashions. 

Horizon Window Fashions is a Hunter Douglas shades supplier in Reno that’s eager to transform your space with custom window shades. Ask us about our collection of window shades, shutters, and blinds today!

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Top 4 Insulating Window Shades from Hunter Douglas 

Insulating window shades are great for energy savings all year round. The honeycomb construction of cellular insulation shades helps regulate indoor temperatures by retaining heat in the winter and cool air in the summer. Because of this, cellular insulating shades are the most favored performing window coverings to maintain room temperatures. Hunter Douglas insulating shades are designed for optimal energy efficiency and are tailored to match the look and feel of your home. The top four insulating window shades from Hunter Douglas include:

DuetteⓇ ArchitellaⓇ Honeycomb Shades

The DuetteⓇ ArchitellaⓇ cellular shades take the honeycomb construction to the next level. For even greater insulation, the DuetteⓇ ArchitellaⓇ shades contain a honeycomb-within-a-honeycomb design. This construction holds more layers of fabric that are able to trap in more air for greater energy efficiency. The honeycomb pattern has been considered one of the most popular cellular shades among Hunter Douglas owners for its top-notch quality and performance.  Duette Architella Honeycomb Shades also come in vertical side-to-side openings, sliding glass doors or as room dividers, Vertiglide™.

Applause Shades

The Applause Shades from Hunter Douglas are a collection of honeycomb shades that are known for their energy efficiency. Their classic honeycomb design traps air in discrete pockets hidden in between the front and rear of your shades. They create insulation that keeps your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter. And by creating insulation right at your window, you’ll save energy without having to lift a finger. Vertiglide™ is also available for Applause Shades.

Insulated Roman Shades

Roman shades are highly sought after for their elegant look and versatility. They have a luxurious look and feel that makes home much more comfortable and chic than other options. And now, with the SoleraⓇ Soft Shades from Hunter Douglas, you can have the look of Roman shades and the insulating abilities of a cellular shade. SoleraⓇ Soft Shades feature soft folds that create air-trapping pockets for added insulation right at your window. These shades are available in woven and nonwoven fabrics, a variety of colors, patterns, and textures, and in both light-filtering and room-darkening opacities.

Insulated Roller Shades

Roller shades are preferred for their sleek and smooth look. Though this style isn’t typically considered to be insulating, the SonnetteⓇ Cellular Roller Shades are here to change that. The SonnetteⓇ shades from Hunter Douglas combine the insulating construction of a cellular shade with the clean lines and simplicity of a roller shade. SonnetteⓇ shades’ curved shape gently softens light coming in for a nice low glow. This improves energy efficiency in your home and allows you to control the amount of light coming through your shades. You can choose from four separate fabric collections in 48 different colors ranging from neutrals to vivid hues. These shades are also available in both light-filtering and room-darkening opacities. 

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Premier Horizon Window Shades

To enhance your window coverings and energy efficiency even greater, pair your Hunter Douglas insulated window shades with our PowerView Automation feature. Window treatment automation allows you to position your Hunter Douglas motorized drapes and shades according to the sun’s daily patterns to ensure maximum insulation in the summer and winter. Contact us today for a free in-home consultation. 

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Hunter Douglas Window Treatments

Nearly all of the Hunter Douglas window treatments can be automated now with our Powerview Automation. The exclusive Hunter Douglas Powerview® automation system allows people to enjoy the convenience of opening and closing their windows, blinds, or shades with the touch of a button.

Most of the Powerview window treatments are battery-powered, and the battery is hidden behind the headrail for a sleek design, so you don’t have to worry about it being out in the open.

You also have the option to have your Hunter Douglas Powerview® system to be hard-wired, eliminating the need for batteries. However, the motors that control the window treatments are very quiet so there’s no noise to bother you while your blinds or shades are in motion.

Hunter Douglas Powerview Setup

The Hunter Douglas Powerview setup begins with the new Powerview® Hub, which includes technology that lets you use voice commands to control your window treatments. The Powerview Hub connects to a Wi-Fi router to communicate with your window coverings that feature Powerview automation.

Now, with certain devices, you won’t even need to press a button to command your window blinds or shades. Download the Hunter Douglas Powerview setup app to make the process even easier by allowing you to set scenes and timers, which will put an end to turning your window treatments on-and-off by hand.

Hunter Douglas Alexa, Apple Home, Google

The Hunter Douglas Powerview Hub now supports devices such as Amazon Echo and Alexa to control your window treatments vocally. All you have to do is connect the devices, adjust your settings, and you’re ready to go!

This has made the process of opening and closing your Alexa, Apple Home, and Google Shades effortless. Check out a few of the devices that can be integrated with the Powerview hub.

Amazon Alexa Smart Shades

To activate the Powerview hub with Amazon Alexa, go to the Alexa App on your mobile device and select “Menu.” Next, select the Skills and Games tab and search “Powerview Scenes Skill.” Enable the Powerview Scenes Skill and then select “Discover Devices.”

Once connected, you can command your Alexa device by saying “Alexa, turn on…” followed by the Powerview Scene name. For example, if you say “Alexa, turn on Good Morning,” your Powerview hub will activate the scene-setting for that command and open or close your blinds to the desired setting. Take a look at this video that shows exactly how to connect your Amazon Alexa to your Powerview hub.

Hunter Douglas Powerview Apple HomeKit

To use the Apple HomeKit with your Hunter Douglas PowerView® Shades, you’ll need to use your Apple Home app and Siri on any of the following Apple devices:

After you’ve installed your PowerView system, it’s time to enable HomeKit directly from the PowerView app. Once enabled, your PowerView shades can be controlled using Apple Home, and Siri with HomeKit enabled accessories from your Apple device.

Click here to download the how-to guide.

Google Assistant

To operate your Hunter Douglas PowerView blinds with Google Assistant, you’ll need to open either the Google Home or Google Assistant app on your mobile device. Click on “Home Control” in the Assistant tab. Next, choose to add a device by clicking on the plus sign icon and select “Powerview Scenes.”

You’ll be required to enter your PowerView account information to link your Powerview account to your Google account. Activate PowerView Scenes using the Google Assistant by saying action phrases that correspond to your Powerview Scene names.

For example, say, “Hey Google, activate Good Night,” and your Powerview hub will activate and control your window blinds without having to lift a finger.

Click here to download the how-to guide.

Pebble Control

horizon windows powerview smart shades renoIn addition to these devices and apps, we also offer The Pebble remote control. This is our modern answer to the clunky, outdated remote controls of the past. This sleekly designed remote control operates up to six different window treatments, gives you on-demand control, and comes in a variety of different styles.

Other compatible devices and operating systems include:

Compatible Window Treatments

Our PowerView Hub automation is available on the following models.

Quality Smart Shades

Horizon Window Fashions is a proud dealer of Hunter Douglas shades, blinds, and shutters. Our trained window fashion experts are certified in Hunter Douglas products and are specialists in the installation and maintenance of these products.

If you’re looking for new window blinds or shades, or want to try the Powerview automation window treatments by Hunter Douglas, then set up a free consultation! Our free in-home consultations make the process of getting new blinds or shades easy and painless.

 

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Is your building in need of a new look? Commercial storefront windows and doors could be the perfect addition to give your building new life. At nvision Glass we offer affordable and practical products for your glass needs.

Uses of Storefront Glass

Storefront windows and doors are the first thing people see before walking into your building. It is a chance to give people an impression of your company before they even come into your space. We give you the ability to be creative and design a layout that reflects your ideas and company.

Advantages of Commercial Storefront Glass

New look

The addition of new storefront and doors can give your building a sleek modern look. While it is very simple, the look of the glass and the geometric positioning gives a great aesthetic to add a new feeling to your building.

Efficiency

Not only can your building increase in value with new glass, but it can also make your building more efficient. Commercial storefront and doors can help eliminate drafts and increase energy efficiency. They insulate better to keep it cool in the summer and warm in the winter without driving up your electricity costs. Commercial glass is an investment in your building.

Transparency

In an office setting, more windows increase the flow of natural light. This can help reduce the cost of electricity but also keep office morale high. People can be more connected to the outside world and there isn’t a feeling of being stuck in a cave all day. This is great for office space as well as a retail setting. Storefront glass can give you the
ability to show off your products and make a welcoming entrance for your customers.

Versatility

Another great thing about commercial glass is that it can be designed in many shapes and sizes. This gives you more room to create a layout that you love or that represents your company.

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Increased security

This could mean the addition of electrified locks, special
hardware and access controls that can be easily incorporated into your new storefront doors at the time of design.

nvision Glass: Custom Glass Reno

nvision Glass is one of the leading experts in custom glass solutions and we take the time to fully address the needs of each one of our customers. We are here to help from the start of the planning all the way through to the installation and additional follow up
and service. Feel free to contact us if you want to learn more or to start planning your new project!

With summer right around the corner, many people are preparing their homes for the hot months to come. Energy-efficient window treatments can be the perfect combination of affordability, aesthetics, and practicality. At Hunter Douglas, we have been pioneering energy-efficient products since the 1980s. Our selection of energy-efficient window treatments of shades, shutters, blinds, and technologically advanced PowerView Motorization can improve your home in many different aspects.

What are the Benefits?

Insulation

In the summer months, your AC energy escapes through your windows and doors, and heat escapes in the winter. The one-time installation and simple maintenance of window treatments are an easy remedy to improve your house's energy efficiency.

Energy Reduction

Depending on the age of your house, it is estimated that 25-50% of your heating and cooling energy is lost through your windows. The addition of energy-efficient window treatments can improve your home’s performance and enhance natural light use.

Cutting Emissions

In a time where eco-friendly practices are at the forefront of politics, implementation, and society, window treatments are a step in the right direction. While it may seem far-fetched that your house will have a significant impact on emissions, it’s essential to understand that all savings can collectively impact.

Aesthetic/Compatibility

Window treatments improve your home’s efficiency, but through Horizon Window Fashions, you can customize your window treatments to get exactly what your house needs. Window dressing is an art, and our wide selection of different styles and materials will enable you to find the perfect match for your home’s interior.

NewStyle ShuttersHunter Douglas Energy-Efficient Window Treatments

Our goal here at Hunter Douglas is to provide our Reno customers with personalized, high-quality window treatments. Our shades, shutters, blinds, and PowerView Motorization technology can provide your home with improved efficiency, convenience, and compatibility.

Shades

Duette Architella Honeycomb Shades: This is a honeycomb inside a honeycomb design specializing in energy efficiency in the summer and winter months. The Honeycomb shape was constructed to trap air going in and out, and they are available in a variety of materials, pleat sizes, colors, and textures.

Applause: This is a variation of the honeycomb design and the only one with energy-efficient triple-cell construction. These shades feature alternating sheer and solid fabric bands and are available in several different shapes to fit any glass windows or doors.

Shutters

Newstyle Shutters: The NewStyle Hybrid Shutters are the perfect choice for your home. These shutters are a blend of real wood and polypropylene materials that work together to withstand the wear and tear of extreme weather conditions.

Blinds

EverWood Alternative Wood Blinds: We guarantee through the EverWood Alternative that these blinds will resist fading, yellowing, warping or bowing. It makes them perfect for rooms that undergo direct sunlight and the humidity of bathrooms.

PowerView Motorization

The PowerView Motorization accessory combines beauty, intelligence, and efficiency. This new wireless motorization technology enables you to control all of your shutters from your smartphone, tablet, or the pebble controller.

When activated, you can set your shutters to move automatically throughout the day according to the schedules you set up. You can program them to close and open during certain times when you’re not home to avoid those hefty energy bills from heat loss or gain. Head over to our PowerView Motorization page if you want to learn more about this cutting edge technology.

Horizon Window Fashions - A Hunter Douglas Dealer

We are a family-owned Hunter Douglas supplier serving the greater Reno-Sparks, Carson, Tahoe, Fernley, and Fallon areas for over 20 years. We strive to meet the needs of every customer, from planning to post-installation maintenance. If you’re shopping for new window coverings, feel free to contact us or set up an appointment for our virtual showroom!

 

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