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If you have a patio door in your Lake Tahoe or Reno home, you may be looking for functional and stylish window coverings. This is the Hunter Douglas Vertiglide operating system with PowerView.

Hunter Douglas Vertiglide Operating System with PowerView Motorization

One of the main reasons I like this product more than any other vertical application window treatment is its flexibility. The Vertiglide has the ability to work as a motorized shade or as a manually operated one. Watch the video to see it in action.

On a side note, I want to tell you about a design decision we had to make. As you look at the room, you can see that there are standard windows to the side of the Vertiglide shade. These Hunter Douglas Duette Shades are done with the top down / bottom up PowerView motorization system. So, we had to decide whether to install a similar shade on the door. This would have been a way to provide similar privacy across the whole room.

In this case, we chose function over form. The client opted for ease of use for the door over a private view. The amount of time that it takes to raise a motorized top down / bottom up shade from its most lowered position is about 30 seconds. The time it takes to move a Vertiglide shade from one side to the other is a couple of seconds. That amount of time can be frustrating if the homeowner is trying to get to the hot tub or to the outdoor seating for their morning cup of coffee. As you can see, these decisions matter!

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Kempler Design is located in Reno NV and serves the northern Nevada and Lake Tahoe regions with a mobile design showroom. Paul Kempler, its founder is considered a window fashions expert. Kempler Design has been featured in many prestigious projects, including the HGTV dream home in Lake Tahoe. Kempler Design works with homeowners as well as interior design firms looking for a local contact in the Reno/Tahoe area or is available for travel.

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