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Hunter Douglas Improves Traditional Roll Design With Kickback Function

Sonnette automated shades now come closer to the window to reduce light leakage, increase privacy and support energy efficiency

Hunter Douglas announced a new Kickback roller motor design for their proprietary Sonnette Cellular Roller Shade that performs an extra rotation to bring the automated shades even closer for a flush fit to the window.

Roller shades are a popular choice for homeowners seeking comfort, privacy, and a sleek look that maximizes their view while keeping a low profile at the top of the window. The Sonnette Cellular Roller Shades’ softly curved construction with cellular pockets feature a discrete second fabric layer to create insulation, making them the only roller shade with an energy performance rating from the Attachments Energy Rating Council (AERC), supported by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

Hunter Douglas innovated Kickback for the traditional front roll design, expanding the application of the Sonnette shades to a range of window depths. When the automated shade is lowered in the window, the kickback motion pushes the back of the shade and closer to the window, decreasing the light gap and increasing privacy. It also improves insulation, allowing the cellular pockets to better trap warm air to help maintain the heat in cold winters and lock in air conditioning in the summer.

With PowerView Automation, homeowners can control their shades from the Pebble Remote or by voice command, or they can use the app to set scenes and schedules that suit their routines and home to automatically raise and lower the shades. PowerView enables Sonnette shades to work with most smart homes; dealers can integrate any Hunter Douglas shades with PowerView to scenes and schedules in professionally installed smart home systems, such as Control4, Crestron, Savant, ELAN, IFTTT, Logitech Harmony Home, Universal Remote Control, RTI, and more.

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