The Advantages Of Motorized Blinds


If you’ve ever rented a room in an apartment complex before or even rented a house, one of the pains that you might have come across is replacing the blinds when you move out. Or rather, your landlord or property owner is requiring you to pay premium prices in order to get your window coverings replaced.

Low-quality, manually-operated blinds tend to bend, crack and warp over time, leading to an uneven covering of your window where the sun can shine in, or worse – unwanted visitors can peek in. If you’ve owned any household pets like cats before, you’re probably aware that this makes the situation worse. Fortunately, Arjay’s offers a convenient solution for window coverings that make it so that you won’t have to even touch your blinds again, let alone fiddle around with them: motorized blinds!

Arjay’s Has You “Covered”!

In today’s blog post, we’re going to touch on some of the convenient advantages that come with having motorized blinds as opposed to regular, manual-operation blinds. For all of your window fashion needs in the greater Los Angeles and Ventura areas, trust Arjay’s to get all of your windows covered to the highest degree of quality possible. To discover more about our motorization services, feel free to visit this page, or read on to learn more about the benefits of having motorized blinds. Let’s take a look!


First Things First: Convenience

We’ve already mentioned the convenience of having motorized blinds because that’s one of the strong suits of motorized window coverings. With the simple and easy push of one button, you can effortlessly control every shade in your room, simultaneously. Not only is this a time saver and an effort saver, but if you have particularly tall windows or hard-to-reach areas, opening and closing your blinds is simply no longer a problem. In fact, you’ll be able to do so without even leaving the couch. It’s too easy!

It’s a Natural Alarm Clock

With motorized blinds, you can program the blinds in your bedroom to go up at certain times, inviting the warm California sun into your morning without having to go open the blinds yourself. Now, you can do away with an annoying and frankly disturbing alarm ring every single morning and make the switch to the natural way to wake up and start your day – being bathed in the sun’s natural radiance!

Protect The People And The Things You Love

Due to the motorized nature of your blinds, this means that there will be no operational cords for your adventurous pets or curious children to get in the way of. It might sound really silly, but people and pets do get tangled up in blind cords – it happens!

Plus, valuable items like your furniture, upholstery and wall art will benefit from motorized shades by having protection from the sun during the hottest and sunniest parts of the day. To do this, you’ll simply program your motorized blind system to go down when it hits the hour where the sun reaches its maximum. It’s always important to remember that because of windows, it is possible to sustain damage from the sun when you’re indoors, even though we only tend to think of damage from the sun as an outdoor thing. With motorized blinds, protection from the sun has never been more convenient!

Simulate Your Presence When You’re Not Home

Are you finally taking that family vacation that you’ve long been promising the kids, or simply taking a long weekend to get away with the wife? Well, motorized window fixings offer security benefits to your home as well. No one is going to know the difference that you’re not at your home actually operating your window coverings, and the activity of blinds going up and down indicates that you’re there when you’re actually not. Simply program your blinds to go up and down to your preference, and the window coverings will automatically do so whether or not you’re actually at home.

Actually Enjoy The Weather Instead Of Dreading It

With sun sensors, your blinds can automatically go up or down based on the sun’s intensity, or lack thereof. This means that your home will remain the same comfortable temperature that you enjoy. So if there’s a sudden change in weather throughout the day or the sun happens to be beating down stronger than usual, you can kick back and relax knowing that your window coverings have you…well, covered.

Now Your Living Room Can Be A Home Theater

Are you tired of the sun coming through your giant living room windows, only to obscure the image or cause an annoying glare on the screen? Well, with motorized coverings, that problem is now a thing of the past. With the simple hit of a button (or an automatic daily time if you’re a passionate movie buff), your window covers will draw down and the ambiance for the perfect home movie theater setting is almost there. Dim the lights, make some popcorn and start streaming your film – boom! You’re now at the movies.

For Comfort And Convenience, Get In Touch With Arjay’s Today!

If you have a large home with massive windows, having the right window coverings in light of the harsh California sun is essentially a must-have. With all of the amazing and convenient benefits that motorized privacy shades have to offer you, there’s no reason not to upgrade if you haven’t already! Learn more about the details of our motorized blind services or contact Arjay’s today with any questions that you have. We look forward to hearing from you!

How To Clean Your Motorized Blinds


We live in a high tech world.

We have phones that are basically mini-supercomputers, our dishwashers can send emails, and cars are equipped with software that allows them to tell YOU when it’s time for a tune up. You may think that the world of window treatments is one place where technology won’t ever butt in, after all, window shades and curtains have basically operated the same way for thousands of years.

But of course this isn’t the case! Motorized blinds are all the rage in modern homes these days. Yes, you read that right: blinds with motors in them.

Have you recently purchased motorized blinds from Arjay’s or had them installed by another professional window treatment company in the Ventura area? If so, you’re already familiar with their benefits and probably most interested in learning how to keep your motorized blinds functional for many years to come. If not, you can ready more about the advantages offered by motorized blinds below, followed by easy tips for cleaning them properly should you decide to purchase them.

Benefits Of Motorized Blinds

Have you ever sat there, silently cursing your old window blinds as you try to make both sides hang evenly using those confusing drawstrings? Have you ever been convinced that you locked the blinds into place, only to hear them come crashing down as soon as you step away from the window? These issues are a thing of the past when you have motorized blinds.

By automating the raising and lowering of your blinds, motorization delivers safety, energy efficiency, and convenience of never having to stand on the back of your couch, reaching for the drawstring ever again.

Cleaning Tips For Motorized Blinds

Because motorized blinds have a few more moving parts than traditional blinds, cleaning them must be approached with care.

  1. Vacuum – The best way to prevent dust and dirt from building up on your motorized blinds is to make them a part of your regular vacuuming schedule. This is an especially efficient style of cleaning if your blinds are made from or covered in fabric.
  2. Lamb’s Wool – Want to take your cleaning a step further? Grab a lambs-wool duster and slide it horizontally along each slat. Be sure to work from top to bottom so dust falls to the floor and not on your cleaned slats below.
  3. Rubber Sponge – Also known as a ‘dry sponge,’ this cleaning tool is especially adept at removing dust and grime from vinyl blinds. As its name suggest, the dry sponge works without any water so you don’t have to worry about damaging the motorized aspects of your blinds.
  4. NEVER Soak or Spray – Unlike the old plastic blinds you may have had before, motorized blinds should never be sprayed directly with cleaning solution or submerged in water. This could permanently damage both the blinds and the motorized elements.

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Want to learn more about the benefits of motorized window shades? Contact Arjay’s in Ventura or shop online now!

What You Will Love About Your Motorized Blinds


At Arjay’s, one of our most popular services is motorized blind installation and it isn’t hard to understand why. When your blinds are motorized, your life is simpler. Imagine tucking yourself in at night, all cozy for a night of well-deserved sleep, when you realize that the blinds are still up, ensuring that your room will be flooded with light before you will be ready to get out of bed in the morning. With motorized blinds, you don’t have to get out of bed; simply press a button and the work is done for you. This scenario alone makes motorized blinds worth it; however, there are many reasons that you will love your new motorized blinds. In this blog, we will go over the top reasons why you will be happy with your decision to motorize your blinds.


If you have any tiny tots or furry friends at home, you can ensure that they are safer by installing motorized blinds. It is more common than it should be for children or pets to strangle on blind cords, and this is type of tragedy can be avoided by installing motorized blinds, which are completely cordless. According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, blinds with cords are one of the top hidden hazards in the home, and replacing older models with new, cordless blinds is recommended. When you motorize your blinds, you don’t have to worry about a tragic accident involving cords.


Burglary is a crime that most homeowners worry about often. One of the best ways you can deter thieves from targeting your home is to appear to be at home at all times. Most burglars specifically target homes that look unoccupied, so many homeowners turn to automated lighting to make it appear as though they are home when they actually are not. This is a great tool, but some burglars have caught onto this trick. However, motorized blinds are a lesser known convenience that make it appear like you are home even if you are thousands of miles away. You can program your blinds to lower and open on a daily basis at a certain time, or you can set up a home automation app and control them remotely whenever you like. With motorized blinds, you can take your home security to the next level.


In addition to the safety and security features of motorized blinds, they are also simply far more convenient than traditional blinds. When you have old, corded blinds, you have to go to each window to lower or raise it to your desired level of sun exposure. If you have skylights or other windows that are difficult to reach, opening and closing the blinds may be impossible. When you have motorized blinds, you can easily open and close your blinds, wherever they are. You can open multiple blinds at once, or program your blinds to respond to the exact amount of sunlight that is coming through your windows. Never stress about your blinds again when you motorize them!


Back in the day, you had to get out of the car and open your garage door yourself. Then, a few curious souls invented the garage door opener. Now, you would be hard pressed to find a garage door that doesn’t come with a remote! The same trend can be predicted with motorized blinds. Yes, they are unusual now; however, once everyone catches on to how much more safe, secure, and convenient they are, you will be grateful that you invested in them before the rest of the crowd.


One of the most important functions of blinds is adding privacy. Whether you install motorized blinds in your bathroom or your bedroom, you don’t have to worry about anyone peeking in when you are indisposed when you have motorized blinds; simply hit a button and you will instantly have the privacy you seek.

At Arjay’s, we are happy to provide our customers with the motorized blinds that will improve their lives in many ways. If you are looking for a window treatment that will make your life easier, contact us and we will install motorized blinds for you! Call today.

Times Where Motorized Blinds Make Life Easier

blindsHaving blinds in your home is something that provides you with protection for your furniture, control over the temperature of your house, and they contribute to the aesthetic of your home. At Arjay’s Window Fashions, we also provide the option of motorized blinds to our customers. To some, this may seem like a luxurious addition to making to a simple, but necessary addition, but there are times where choosing motorized blinds could make using your blinds much easier. Here are a few of the times that adding a motorized set of blinds may come in handy.

High Windows

We’ve all fallen in love with a home that offered plenty of natural lighting, but then once we’re all moved in and enjoying our space, we find out that these hard to reach windows can be more of a hassle than we originally thought about. For example, high to reach windows in living rooms can create glares on your television and can damage your furniture, but adding window treatments to windows you can hardly reach might feel impossible. While getting your window treatments installed on high to reach windows is something you can do, it’s pretty difficult to make the most of the natural light when you can’t open and close the treatments. This is a time where motorized blinds will making having these window treatments so much easier to use. With the quick use of a remote, you can control when your windows are open and closed so that you can continue to make use of the natural light that this high up window allows for, without it being an inconvenience to your comfort while in the room.

An Influx of Windows

As we mentioned above, there are times where we find a house that offers plenty of natural light, but we don’t know just how tedious so many windows can become. As soon as you have treatments installed on your windows, you feel as though you’ve conquered the issue, but as soon as you start to close all of the blinds, or draw all of the curtains, you’ll see just how tedious it can be to spend so much time actually using your window treatments as needed. One of the times where motorized blinds can make life easier is in homes that have plenty of windows offering natural light. With motorized remote, you can make the most of the treatments that you’ve just installed, all at the touch of a button.

There’s no need to feel like you’re going above and beyond while you determine whether or not motorized blinds are going to be the best fit because we guarantee that there will be times where these blinds make your life so much easier. If any of the circumstances above are something that you’re dealing with, or if there’s another instance that calls for convenience with your blinds, consider having motorized blinds installed in your home. Arjay’s Window Fashion in Ventura would be more than happy to show you what these types of blinds will look like in your home. Stop by our window shop today and we will help you out!

Best Uses for Motorized Blinds


When motorized blinds first appeared on the window treatment market, they felt like something from the future. At first, they were something that you only found in very high-end homes. Today, though, that’s completely changed. You’ll find motorized blinds in homes of all shapes and sizes across the country, and they’ve become a must-have item along with other home automation. So what are some of the best uses for motorized blinds in your home?

Windows high-up on the wall.

A lot of newer homes are built with cathedral-style ceilings in the foyer, family room, or other areas of the home. Home builders often put windows in the upper reaches of the walls stretching to meet the cathedral ceiling. It’s a great way to let in lots of wonderful natural light and make sure those high ceilings don’t get dark. Unfortunately, though, when the windows are that high up they are more difficult to cover up when needed. The glare from those windows might impact your television viewing or other activities in your home. Or you just might not want that much light coming in all the time. Whatever the reasons, it’s unsightly, inconvenient, and even hazardous to have a long cord trailing down the wall so you can open and close your blinds. That’s where motorized blinds come in. Once they are installed, you’ll be able to open and close the blinds on those high-up windows with the simple press of a button.

In children’s rooms.

We love the idea of putting motorized blinds in a child’s room. There are a number of reasons for this, not the least of which is safety. Childcare experts have long warned parents about the dangers of cords from their blinds hanging down where children can reach them. These are especially dangerous in and around a child’s bed. Children can become tangled in the cords and end up choking themselves. It’s a horrific and avoidable problem when you have the right window treatments. Motorized blinds allow you to open and close the blinds with no cords necessary. Plus, you can raise and lower the blinds without stepping into the child’s room, a benefit for parents of light sleepers.

In senior’s homes.

As seniors become older, it can get more difficult for them to do things on their own. Anything you can do to help them maintain their independence is a welcome addition to their home. Motorized blinds can be an ideal solution for their window treatments. Instead of struggling with heavy blinds and difficult cords they can simply push a button and let in as much or as little light as they wish. This can help prevent injuries, too, as they don’t have to fight with their blinds and aren’t tempted to get on a ladder to fix broken cords. Arjay’s can add motorized blinds to virtually any window in their home, and it costs less than you might expect.

Want to explore your motorized blinds options? Get in touch with our team today and we’ll help you get exactly what you need.