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

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

What Are Honeycomb Shades?

Honeycomb shades have distinctive, geometric-shaped pleats that trap air at windows, which are your home’s main source of energy loss. This helps keep your home more comfortable and may even lower your heating and cooling bills. They’re available in light-filtering and opaque fabrics. And some styles have a room-darkening panel for more light control.

What Are Roller Shades?

Roller shades are made from a single sheer or opaque piece of fabric, but some styles have a second room-darkening panel. When up, these shades wrap around a roller that’s often concealed 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, you’ll have access to hundreds of fabric styles. You’ll be able to find just the right color, pattern, texture, opacity and more.

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

Duette honeycomb shades boast up to six layers of fabric and five insulating pockets, making them the most energy-efficient honeycomb shades on the market. With optional LightLock™ and Duolite® features, you’ll enjoy unmatched light diffusion, room-darkening and blackout capabilities.

With energy-efficient 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, more modern look in your Hunter Douglas roller shades? There’s the:

Smart Home Automation

Winner: Tie

Move your shades on your schedule with PowerView®. Whether at home or on the go, you can control your motorized roller shades or honeycomb shades with just a tap of your smartphone or tablet. You can also move your shades with voice commands, if you integrate PowerView with Amazon Alexa, Siri® on your Apple device or Google Assistant.

Versatility

Winner: Honeycomb Shades

Roller shades have limits 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 convenient vertical honeycomb shades. Your local Louver Shop design professional can help you create just the right shades during your free, in-home consultation.

Energy Efficiency

Winner: Honeycomb Shades

If you want to keep your home comfortable at a more energy-efficient temperature, we recommend Hunter Douglas honeycomb shades. Their chambers trap air at the window, keeping heating and cooling where it belongs. Not to mention, the extra insulation from these window treatments can naturally decrease outdoor noise.

Most Modern

Winner: Roller Shades

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

Light Filtering

Winner: Roller Shades

If your home faces south, you know just how harsh the sunlight can be. Create a welcoming glow with light-filtering roller shades. With your choice of opacity, color, pattern and texture, your home can look just like you want it to.

Blackout Capabilities

Winner: Tie

Ready-made shades might seem like a great value at first, but they’re prone to annoying light leaks. Louver Shop custom manufactures your shades to ensure a great fit. Whether you’re looking for blackout honeycomb shades or blackout roller shades, our design consultants can help you create a solution just for your home.

Keeps Out Heat

Winner: Honeycomb Shades

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

UV Protection

Winner: Roller Shades

Our Designer Screen Shades don’t just look good. These solar shades also block 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 Today

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 calling us at 888-249-5655 now. We’ll bring the showroom to you, as well as free measurements and a free, everything’s included quote. There’s no obligation or pressure to buy, just free advice on how we can help elevate your home.

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