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Hive of bees. Dentist drill. Window coverings motor.

Typically, these can all sound about the same. The newest generation of motor systems, whether Hunter Douglas, Somfy or Lutron are all amazingly quiet. Watch the following video to hear the volume of this roller shade with Somfy motor.

The one drawback is that the quietest motors need to be covered, because they look like they got beaten by the ugly stick. In the video, I show a closeup of the cording and motor assembly. By covering it up with a valance, we are able to maximize the function of the product while highlighting it’s beauty as well. You can use many different types of top treatments. The roller shade can be ordered with many different fascias. Whichever way you choose, you probably will want to use one to hide the less than attractive mechanism. After all, you want to make your window treatment as attractive and functional as possible.

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