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Honeycomb Shades vs. Roller Shades: Whats Right for My House?

Honeycomb shades and roller shades are popular styles. They might seem similar initially but have different features and performance capabilities. Learn more about the differences so you can select the right window treatments for your home.

What Are Honeycomb Shades?

Honeycomb shades have distinct, geometric-shaped chambers that hold air at windows, which are your house’s main source of energy loss. This helps keep your house more comfortable and may even decrease your heating and cooling costs. They’re available in light-filtering and opaque fabrics. And some styles have a room-darkening panel for extra light control.

What Are Roller Shades?

Roller shades are made from a single sheer or opaque piece of fabric, but some kinds come with a second room-darkening panel. When up, these shades curl around a roller that’s often hidden within a headrail.

Most Customizable

Winner: Tie

Your home is unique, and your shades should reflect that. Whether you go with honeycomb or roller window shades from Louver Shop of Cleveland, you’ll be able to choose from hundreds of fabric styles. You’ll be able to find the ideal color, pattern, texture, opacity and more.

If you choose honeycomb cellular shades, you’ll have your selection of two kinds, Hunter Douglas Duette® honeycomb shades and Hunter Douglas Applause® honeycomb shades.

Duette honeycomb shades offer up to six layers of fabric and five insulating chambers, making them the most energy-efficient honeycomb shades you can buy. With optional LightLock™ and Duolite® features, you’ll get outstanding light diffusion, room-darkening and blackout capabilities.

With energy-saving, triple-cell construction, Applause honeycomb shades are designed to fit a variety of budgets. You can also customize yours with Duolite for all-in-one light diffusion and room darkening.

Looking for a sleeker look in your Hunter Douglas roller shades? There’s the:

Smart Home Automation

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Move your shades on your time with PowerView®. Whether at home or out and about, you can control your motorized roller shades or honeycomb shades with just a swipe of your smartphone or tablet. You can also move your shades with your voice, if you use PowerView with Amazon Alexa, Siri® on your Apple device or Google Assistant.

Most Versatile

Winner: Honeycomb Shades

Roller shades have boundaries on how much they can be adjusted. With top-down, bottom-up honeycomb shades, you’ll be able to customize your privacy and light control. If you’re looking for a window treatment for doors, there’s easy-to-use vertical honeycomb shades. Your local Louver Shop of Cleveland design pro can help you make just the right shades during your free, in-home consultation.

Energy Efficiency

Winner: Honeycomb Shades

If you want to keep your house comfortable at a more energy-efficient temperature, we suggest Hunter Douglas honeycomb shades. Their chambers retain air at the window, keeping heating and cooling where it belongs. Plus, the added insulation from these window treatments can naturally reduce outside noise.

Most Modern

Winner: Roller Shades

With contemporary fabrics, up-to-date hardware and simple design, Designer Roller Shades are a beautiful complement to your style. These modern roller shades are available in more than 400 fabrics ranging from sheer to totally opaque.

Light Filtering

Winner: Roller Shades

If you have a south-facing home, you know just how bright the sunlight can be. Create a warm glow with light-filtering roller shades. With your choice of opacity, color, pattern and texture, your home can look just like you picture it.

Blackout Capabilities

Winner: Tie

Off-the-shelf shades may seem like a great value at first, but they’re prone to annoying light leaks. Louver Shop of Cleveland custom produces your shades to ensure a great fit. Whether you want blackout honeycomb shades or blackout roller shades, our design specialists can help you find a solution just for your home.

Blocks Heat

Winner: Honeycomb Shades

The pockets within honeycomb window shades serve a dual purpose. They keep more cooling in your home and keep more heat outdoors. For the most comfort, we recommend customizing your Hunter Douglas honeycomb shades with six layers of fabric and five insulating air chambers.

UV Protection

Winner: Roller Shades

Our Designer Screen Shades don’t just look good. These solar shades also keep out damaging UV rays that can discolor your flooring, furniture and artwork. They’re available in a variety of opacities so you can still enjoy a view while protecting your home.

Start Designing Your Custom Shades Now

Creating custom shades shouldn’t feel like a chore. It should be a fun and even enjoyable experience. Get started by requesting your free, in-home consultation by contacting us at 888-428-1415 now. We’ll bring the showroom to your home, as well as free measurements and a free, everything’s included quote. There’s no obligation to purchase, just free advice on how we can elevate your home.

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