Motorized Shades are becoming popular for many reasons.  They follow the trend of increased use of technology in homes.  Motorized shades can be programmed to control the heat indoors by raising or lowering dependent upon the time of day.  They can also be set to automatic timers.  No hard wiring is required for motorized shades.  They are quiet and unobtrusive, and allow for easy operation through wall switches, remotes or timers.  Motorized shades are an excellent choice in window treatments for hard to reach or wide windows.  They also eliminate the need for cords.  As with many of the other window shade choices, they come in a variety of styles to suit your décor needs.