May is coming to a close and that means one thing and one thing only – summer. We’ve all been cooped up inside with work and school for far too long and it’s time to start enjoying the beautiful outdoors! There’s just one problem – it’s a Texas summer (and it looks like this one is going to be a hot one).  

Rather than staying inside all day every day, automated shades and blinds can give your home and patio the upgrade it’s always needed. But are motorized patio shades worth the price? Absolutely! Learn more about the advantages of a custom automated patio shading system.

Beat the Heat and Block the Sun

We love Texas through and through, but if there’s one thing we could live without, it would be the 100-degree weather keeping us inside all summer. Fortunately, automatic shading systems allows you to block the sun and stay cooler as you enjoy your patio. As an added bonus, the special mesh design won’t block the beautiful view of your yard.

Say Goodbye to Bugs

Bugs might be an important part of our eco-system, but they don’t have to be a part of your outdoor parties. Your patio shading system installer should be able to custom fit your shades to your patio’s size and specifications. This allows us to get your patio a snug fit that keeps the good times in and the biting bugs out! This means you can enjoy the outdoors without using harsh chemicals found in bug spray. You’ll leave the bugs alone and they’ll leave you alone.

Sync the Shades with Your Smart Home

With just a simple “Hey Alexa,” you have complete control over your patio shades. It can integrate with many smart home systems and is accessible through your Control4 panel. From pipes to patio, your home can be completely integrated. 

Now that’s what we call living. 

Bonus: Go Green with a Solar Powered Battery

Looking for even more ways to improve the efficiency of your home? Ask about solar-powered batteries as an added bonus. This means, not only will you be blocking the sun, but you’ll actually be using the sun to your advantage to enjoy the great outdoors. 

Total Home Technologies has been serving the Great Austin Area for over 12 years, providing smart home automation to take full advantage of your greatest investment. If you have more questions about automated patio shade systems, contact us today and we will be happy to help.