How Automatic Shades Elevate Your Lifestyle

Enhance the comfort, security, and energy efficiency of your home with motorized window treatments

A shading system is an essential component of every home. Without them, you’d say goodbye to privacy. You’d also be at the mercy of natural light and heat flooding your home. While traditional shades serve multiple purposes - creating privacy, controlling light and heat, and adding to your home’s decor - they miss out on other important functions. This is where smart shades truly shine!

Let’s take a more detailed look at the top three reasons why your home in Austin, TX, needs automatic shades. 

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4 Reasons Your Home Needs Smart Shading Solutions

Boost the functionality and comfort of your home with motorized window treatments

Window treatments are an essential part of every home. They provide privacy, enhance the beauty of your rooms, and allow you to manage natural light control. But they offer even more than that! Today’sluxury shading solutions are motorized. 

Shade automation and control offer enhanced convenience and comfort. If you’re considering upgrading to smart shades - and we hope you do - here are four reasons why you should. Read on to learn why motorized window treatments are essential for your Austin, TX, residence. 

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media room featuring smart home automation, lighting control, and UT football team on the big screen TV

Upgraded Smart Home Systems Make Entertaining More Fun!

Become the Ultimate Hangout Spot & More with Service Tech’s Help

Though your friends may judge you for not being a Longhorns fan - and we may too - there won’t be any sour judgments made by your guests regarding whether or not your Lakeway home is luxurious and comfortable. Discover how new or upgraded smart home systems can transform your at-home entertainment and make every social gathering and football hangout more enjoyable than ever before! 

Keep scrolling to see what it takes to transform your Texas property!

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Outdoor patio space with raised motorized shades.

5 Types of Exterior Shades You Can Add to Your Home

Increase Your Outdoor Space with the Right Outdoor Shading Solution

After spending time, money, and energy designing your backyard and patio, you’ll want to spend as much time outdoors as possible. But sometimes, weather, bugs, and intense heat can get in the way of those plans. That’s why you need exterior shades for your outdoor space. There are many types of outdoor shades, so one solution is sure to fit your needs. To learn more, here are five popular types of outdoor shading solutions that may suit your home in Austin, TX.

SEE ALSO: 4 Benefits of a Retractable Patio Roof

1. Retractable Roof

Sometimes you want to sit in your open-air space and soak up the sun. Other times, you need a break from the rays or need to protect your furniture from UV. That’s where a retractable roof comes in! Choose between an open top on your pergola or arbor for a little protection. Retract your roof to enjoy the sun or extend it at the touch of the button. 

2. Motorized Bug Screens

Your outdoor patio space is built to optimize your time on your property. However, pesky gnats and mosquitos quickly ruin your time outside. So keep them out! With motorized bug screens, the bugs stay out of your patio space. With the touch of a button, you lower the screens to enjoy the sun’s warmth and outdoor view - all without worrying about pests ruining your time alone or with friends and family. 

3. Patio Screens

Patio screens work much like motorized bug screens but also provide protection from ultraviolet rays and heat for superior outdoor solar control. Companies like Draper allow you to pick the size and style to get the right balance of UV protection and airflow to your outdoor space. The screens can span large areas too - more than 192 inches wide. On top of that, Draper shades can be controlled with ease using a wall switch, remote, or smart home tablet. 

4. Louvered Roof 

A louvered roof comprises many panels that tilt to either open or close. When the panels lay flat, you get complete protection from rain and cool shade. You can tilt them slightly for a balance of sun and shade or have the slats lay vertical for full exposure to the Texas sky. 

5. Rolling Shutters

Rolling shutters go over your home’s windows to provide more security, privacy, and overall comfort. These shades completely block your home from the outdoors so that no one can see in. They also block out sunlight and reduce outdoor noises, so they are perfect solutions for rooms where you need quiet and privacy, like a home office or theater.

Service Tech has the solution no matter what exterior shades your Austin, TX home needs. Our team partners with some of the best outdoor shading companies on the market, like Rainier and Draper. So, get started extending your living space by adding outdoor protection from bugs, the sun, and rain. Contact Service Tech today! 


Modern, stylish bedroom with a Western flair and motorized curtains

How Sivoia QS Lutron Motorized Shades Enhance Your Austin, TX Home

Soak in Austin’s Sun With Elegant Lutron Motorized Shades

Thanks to smart home technology, the days of messing with window treatments are over. Lutron motorized shades bring simplicity and luxury to your home’s lighting. Motorized shades control and automate your blinds opening and closing, allowing you to soak in natural light without using more energy than necessary, while protecting your furniture and art. Lutron’s Sivoia QS system and product line offer convenient control with stylish, upscale designs.

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Consider Smart Home Tech for Your West Lake Hills-Area Home

One-Touch Technology Solutions from Service Tech Are Here to Make Life Easier

The smart home at night is big and bright. Deep in the heart of Texas!

Those aren’t quite the same lyrics you’d hear at a Longhorn game, but you can make your smart home shine nearly as bright as the stars when you partner with Service Tech for all of your automation needs.

Your West Lake Hills-area property will never be the same once you incorporate smart home technology. Scroll below to learn more about how smart lighting control, motorized shades and automation all work beautifully together to increase the splendor of a luxury lifestyle.

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Top 5 Ways Motorized Outdoor Shades Improve Your Backyard Hangouts

Enjoy Your Patio Like Never Before with this Automated Home Solution

Doesn’t it seem like mosquito season never ends? Until the first cold snap in Texas, the bugs are rampant, making it difficult to enjoy sitting on the porch in the mornings while sipping coffee or relaxing by the fire pit in the evenings.

Fortunately, there are several styles of motorized outdoor shades available that can help you combat pesky bugs, reduce harmful UV exposure, and more. Keep reading below to learn five ways these exterior shade solutions can help you enjoy your Austin-area backyard hangouts more than ever before!

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Product Spotlight: Lutron Triathlon Shades

This Versatile Automated Shade Solution Complements Your Austin Interiors

You’ve likely spent countless hours curating the perfect interior design motif, but some homeowners are afraid that adding technology can detract from their design aesthetic. Modern smart home technologies do not have to be clunky or cumbersome, though. With the Triathlon series of Lutron shades, you’ll be able to reduce your energy usage while also elevating the way your Austin, TX home looks and feels.

Keep reading below to learn more about the innovative Sivoia QS Triathlon line.

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Motorized Shades & Lighting Control Solutions Make Life More Luxurious

Lutron’s Palladiom Line of Window Treatments Will Look Beautiful in Your Austin-Area Home

Since 1993, whisper-quiet automated shades from Lutron have taken the residential market by storm, complementing interior designs and improving homeowners’ lifestyles one curtain or blind at a time. Now, the elegant Lutron Palladiom shading system takes the already exemplary brand to new heights.

These motorized shades are the quietest in the industry and are meant to exude luxury in both form and function. Scroll below to take a deep dive into Lutron’s Palladiom motorized shades and learn why considering them for your Austin, TX home is such a great idea.

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