precision control of daylight – all at the touch of a button
Daylight has a quality that we respond to emotionally. Colors read true, finishes reveal their texture, and an uplifting quality pervades any room bathed in daylight. As we become more conscious of our footprint on this planet, we realize that making the most of daylight in our homes simply makes sense. Utilizing daylight reduces our need for electric light, and saves energy.
Windows are a key design element in any residence. However, achieving the greatest beauty and efficiency in each room means being able to control the light that surrounds us. Motorized shading and drapery transforms harsh glare into soft pleasing light, enhances privacy while preserving exterior views, reduces solar heat gain, provides UV protection of expensive furnishings and artwork, and provides the ability to change daytime into nighttime for restful sleep. Clients and designers have hundreds of window treatment fabric and color options available to compliment any décor.
Managing daylight is not restricted to a single wall station in your home. Shading systems can be controlled using a myriad of keypads, IR remote controls, wireless tabletop controls, or set to an astronomic time clock for automatic adjustment of shades. Shading systems also protect furniture, fine art, rugs, and even wood surfaces, from the sun’s damaging UV rays. Stay cool in the summer and warm in the winter by using shading systems to deflect or harness solar heat.
Shading and Drapery Options:
Roller shades have become synonymous with convenience, function, and luxury. Sometimes referred to as blackout shades, sun shades, solar shades or sometimes sheer shades; the design of any roller is simple yet important to each room.
Solar fabric roller shades complement any room by altering light levels, protecting against UV rays, reducing heat gain, all while preserving a view. In the closed position, shades minimize the effect of sunlight, glare and heat – in the open position, shades maximize a total view. Roller shades in patterns and weaves bring interest and privacy to a room as well.
Effectively reduce heat gain and unwanted glare with exterior roller shades for the home or business. These exterior applications provide a clean look to an outside living area or building façade while still preserving a view or creating privacy. The various solar fabrics available today are designed to absorb and dissipate up to 90% of the sun’s heat and UV rays resulting in a more comfortable view and temperature; resulting in a more energy efficient way to control the natural light within your space.
Exterior shade systems are available in different mounting applications with cable guides, zipper track systems, enclosed mounting pockets, stainless steel hardware, and powder-coated finishes. Motorized roller shades can easily be automated with optional sun sensors & timers for the ultimate in convenience & energy control.
The classic look of a roman shade is given a modern twist with natural woven weaves, woven textiles and sun shade materials. One glance at the elegance of hand-woven natural fibers and silks that create these breathtaking fabrics gives a new definition to fine window coverings.
Recognized by designers and architects around the world for their superior quality, many of these woven shades require meticulous details and hours of handwork to achieve the finished look. Woven or tailored to custom sizes, each treatment has a uniquely finished edge. Traditional handlooms allow certain woven fabrics to be up to 180” wide.
As one of few fabricators that offer these fine window coverings motorized to integrate with home control technology, ASI combines these delicate fine fabrics with function and technology.
These classic, elegant roman shades are fabricated in all the top-trending styles such as flat fold, ribbed, relaxed, hobbled or classic. Shade fabric, size and weight are factors in motorization options available, which include line voltage, low voltage and battery applications. Shade construction with minimal motorized headers, low profile and turned head rails are available to conceal the shade mechanism or motor for the optimal look.
Designers can select from standard solid and pattern fabrics, or provide their own material to be fabricated to their desired specifications. Fabrication of roman shades can be simple but there are also options for quality machine stitching, hand-sewn couture with special hems and stitching, or completed shades can be fitted with the best motorization technology available
Custom draperies impart a refined, graceful character to any design project. A contemporary Ripplefold or transitional pinch pleat drape can add both structure and softness to a room. They can also provide the functionality to achieve total blackout in a room or create a dramatic effect in a theater.
Motorized drapery systems are nearly silent and can accommodate curves and vast expanses. ASi will provide a wide range of options to suit the needs of any application. Such options include track systems that allow for up to 50 feet in length, single or multi-bend curved tracks, manual-open override, track splicing, 90° curves, synchronized motors, and much more.
Track systems are available for integrated hard-wired applications or simple plug-n-play systems that plug directly into a standard electrical outlet to eliminate the need for new wiring. Reliable, easy to operate and virtually maintenance free, motorized drapery is a preferred choice for both residential and commercial applications.
Increasing in design popularity as an alternate to traditional drapes or window treatments, these sleek panel designs stack neatly on one or both sides to frame out a window, door, or separate a room. Panel track can also be perfect for wall-to-wall applications as one track system can span as much as 20ft.
These panels are available in many of the corresponding roller woven and solar fabrics, as well as new laser cut fabrics or custom designed fabrics. The low profile overhead track is sleek enough to be ceiling or wall mounted, but can also be installed in a ceiling pocket to give the appearance of a floating panel. Control options include motorized or baton draw tracks.
The latest tensioned shades provide the most progressive solutions for skylights, bottom up, and angled windows. The innovative tensioned mechanism allows for shades to have minimal sag and avoid visible waving when installed at any angle. This technology coupled with the appropriate fabrics will effectively protect against heat and solar transmittance while also providing privacy or light control.
Systems are customized for different application needs such as 4-sided frames to reduce light gaps and eliminate visible cable guides, enclosed mounting pockets to recess the shade roll and mechanism, extra wide widths with minor lifting cords, and floor pocket and brackets for bath and other privacy areas. Shades can be surface mounted, recessed, or inside mounted.
The traditional look of an interior plantation shutter has progressed over the last decade to include new contemporary features such as hidden tilt mechanisms, wider 4” louvers to maximize views, diversified hardware finishes, and motorized louvers for hard to reach areas.
Hand-selected wood shutters undergo a patented prescription wood conditioning to reduce the wood’s natural tendency to shrink and swell in different climates. True hardwood shutters are hand-crafted from only the finest domestic and exotic hardwoods such as maple, mahogany, cherry, ash and oak.
Our interior shutters represent the finest products available in the industry with a furniture quality finish. Our offerings include custom paint finishes, sliding or bi-fold panels, arch and specialty radius work, and a wide range of frame designs. Leave your project in the care of our in-house certified installers with years of experience.
Automated Shading Systems provide many benefits to your home:
Comfort & Convenience
Imagine opening or closing an entire wall of window treatments at the touch of a button — it’s possible with Crestron shading solutions. Presets can ensure the perfect amount of light is allowed in throughout the day, creating rooms that are always as cool, comfortable and bright as you want them to be. One touch, from within your home or away from it, can recall the perfect lighting schemes for entertaining, relaxing, reading, watching TV or shutting everything off just before bed.
Security & Privacy
Enjoy more privacy and security with automated shades. Keep prying eyes away while allowing natural light in with semi-translucent shades, or lower blackout shades to completely block views. In the event of a forced entry into your home, shades integrated with a security system can be raised automatically, allowing an intruder to be easily spotted from the outside.
Shades should be seen and not heard. That’s why Crestron automated shades feature our low-voltage Quiet Motor Technology™, so all you’ll notice is the ambiance of the room changing at your command. No matter the fabric, style, or size, Crestron shades will help manage the daylight in any space without disrupting your activities. It’s the quiestest motor you’ll never hear.
Protect fine furnishings, art, floor coverings and more from harmful UV rays with intelligent shading solutions. Shades can automatically track with the rising and setting of the sun to prevent extra solar heat gain in the summer and harness its warmth in the winter for added energy efficency. Integrated Crestron shades can also work with your entertainment system to close shades and prevent glare on your TV when you turn it on, automatically creating the ideal viewing scenario.