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The quest for affordable motorization for window coverings is reaching a peak. Motorized window coverings have been available for over 20 years, but in the past it was a high cost option. More and more companies are now making automated blinds and shades. As a result of all the research and competition, the prices are starting to come down.

Today, we are going to look at a new option- SoftTouch by Hunter Douglas. This is their new affordable motorization for window coveirngs. Please watch the video to see how it works. Afterward, you can read some information on this operating system.

Here are some things to keep in mind regarding the Hunter Douglas SoftTouch. Being that it is affordable motorization for window coverings, it should be expected that there are some limitations. The biggest difference between the SoftTouch motorization and the PowerView motorization has to do with controls. Whereas the PowerView can be controlled via a remote control or app based controls, including full automation, the SoftTouch is different.

SoftTouch Wand

As you can see in the video, it is completely a manual control. This is what makes it affordable motorization for window coverings. In order for you to raise, lower or tilt your window treatments, you need to go to the window and gently pull or push the wand to get the desired effect.

So, who would choose the Hunter Douglas SoftTouch Motorization operating system? People interested in child safety love that it is cordless. If you have rooms that don’t require programmable motorization. If you need affordable motorization for window coverings. Even though these operate very similarly to the PowerView motors, the cost can be about half of the cost of the premium system. You can order SoftTouch on the following Hunter Douglas roller based products as of August 2018:

  • Pirouette
  • Silhouette
  • Designer Banded Shades
  • Designer Screen Shades
  • Designer Roller Shades
  • Sonnette Cellular Roller Shades

If you watched the video, you may notice that I state that the Duette shades are available. They are not as of this point. I try to shoot the videos in one-take, mistakes included. All of the products that work for SoftTouch are roller shade based, and the Duette is not part of that system, so please be advised. Thanks for your understanding. The SoftTouch motors are still a great choice for affordable motorization for window coverings.

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