Norman Window Fashions, known as Norman Shutters, is willing to do things a little differently. Today’s Top Down shade video shows one way this is true.
So, as you can see, this is NOT a top down / bottom up shade. But Norman Window Fashions has gambled that you aren’t going to use all of the options for typical use. So, instead of using 2 motors, like the Hunter Douglas version of top down / bottom up motorization, they use one.
In concept, this is a good idea. I’ll explain why. In my personal bedroom, I have a honeycomb, or cellular, shade. It is there to provide room darkening and privacy. My shade is motorized. In all the years that this shade has been installed, I have never raised it to the top, other than cleaning the windows. The shade stays in either the fully covered position, for darkness, or the middle rail is partway down, for privacy. That’s it. No more, no less. Top Down is a good solution for my needs.
So, when Norman Shutters decided to only use one top down motor and limit the adjustments, I can’t say it’s a bad idea. The costs are a bit lower too, due to less automation systems inside the headrail. I guess my take away is that there are many options out there for window coverings with motorization. It is a good idea to work with an expert who can guide you through the many options.
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