Use a metal tape measure. Soft measuring tapes that bend or fold will not provide you with the level of accuracy you are after.
Measure every window you plan to cover. Even windows that look identical to the eye can vary slightly in size.
Round to the nearest 1/8th”. This is where having a metal tape measure (and your glasses!) really comes in handy.
Notate measurements in width by height. It is very easy to flip those numbers around but doing so will cause many headaches down the line.
Keeping these guidelines in mind, it is time to take your window measurements. Once you know the width and height, you can begin to get a sense of the materials cost of your project.
Below, is a sampling of pricing for battery embedded motorized shades based on geographical location and window treatment size. Prices may vary further depending on your fabric choice, type of window treatment you desire, special installations and modifications. Always check with your Somfy dealer for exact pricing.
This chart is a sampling from some of our major states to provide you with general information. Prices by dealers may vary. Ask your dealer for details
While DIY is all the rage nowadays, some projects call for the expertise of a professional. Utilizing a professional dealer for motorized window coverings is a smart choice since the professional can walk you through every step of the process and ensure the whole project runs smoothly. While this will impact the cost of your project, most people feel that it is worth working with a professional so that the job is done right the first time.
Professionals don’t just make sure your project is measured and installed correctly, they’re also great at helping you determine the specifics of your project along the way. They can let you know if a battery-powered or hard-wired option would work better for your space and can suggest what type of fabric will create a dark bedroom for sleeping or a light-filled living room. A Somfy dealer can help you avoid getting the wrong type of shade for your space and point you in the right direction to create the smart, stylish home of your dreams.