The Right Operating System For Your Shades

When you’re adding new window treatments to your home, choosing the most up-to-date and modern fashion is preferable. Not only do you want your window coverings to add décor to your home, but also enhance your living space beyond visual appearance. That’s when choosing the best operating system for your shades can be helpful when deciding whether you want full motorization or just a more helpful yet simple system you’re used to. First, check out the latest operating systems from Hunter Douglas and how well they pair with the window treatment you’re considering.

PowerView™ Motorization

Offering the ultimate in home control, the Hunter Douglas PowerView™ motorized operating system can be controlled with only the touch of a button with its Pebble Remote Control or PowerView Surface wall mount. It can also be accessed easily from your tablet or smart phone with the creation of the PowerView App, giving you the ability to adjust your treatments from your handheld device. Creating scene’s, or control settings for individual rooms, is simple and allows you to set various times throughout the day for your window treatments to automatically adjust on their own. This system pairs with almost all popular Hunter Douglas products such as the Vignette® Roman shade, the Silhouette® Honeycomb shade, and the Designer Roller shade as well as many others with the exception of shutters.


Motorized shades can add countless benefits to your home, but the hassle of technology and remote controls can sometimes be overwhelming for something as simple as your window treatments. If this is the case for you, Hunter Douglas has designed LiteRise®, the operating system that is a simple push and pull unit with added safety features. This system can be pushed to raise or pulled to close and adjusted anywhere in between to give you the privacy or light you prefer. LiteRise® is simple to use and is a cordless unit making it very safe for a household with smaller children or pet owners. This operating system pairs well with shades that are light weight, such as Solera® Roman shade or Duette® Honeycomb, but is also available for various EverWood® blinds as well.

UltraGlide® & EasyRise™

Not all operating systems have to be cordless to be modern or efficient, and Hunter Douglas proves this with their UltraGlide® and EasyRise™ designs. For their UltraGlide® line, they offer an easy to lift and lower cord system that retracts to maintain the same length whether your window treatments are up or down. This is a perfect way to maintain a clean and organized appearance for your window treatments without losing the traditional corded operating system. Also available for the Nantucket™, Silhouette®, and The Alustra® Collection of Silhouette is the UltraGlide 2 Click and Walk Away™ system that will open vanes automatically when they are fully lowered. EasyRise™ works in a similar fashion, with a continuous cord loop that allows you to easily adjust your window treatments to the desired height, and can be paired with most Hunter Douglas Honeycomb shades such as the Pirouette® and Applause® designs, as well as the Vignette® Roman shade and Design Studio™ Roller shades. For more information on choosing the best operating system for your window shades in Billings Montana, allow the professionals at Murray Floor and Window Coverings to help guide you in your search today.

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