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

Honeycomb shades and roller shades are popular window treatments. They might seem alike at first glance but have different features and performance capabilities. Find out about the differences so you can select the ideal window treatments for your home.

What Are Honeycomb Shades?

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

What Are Roller Shades?

Roller shades are made from one sheer or opaque piece of fabric, but some styles have a second room-darkening panel. When up, these shades curl around a roller that’s usually concealed within a headrail.

Most Customizable

Winner: Tie

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

If you get honeycomb cellular shades, you’ll have your selection 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 chambers, making them the most energy-efficient honeycomb shades you can buy. With optional LightLock™ and Duolite® features, you’ll get unmatched light diffusion, room-darkening and blackout capabilities.

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

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

Smart Home Automation

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Adjust 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 tap of your smartphone or tablet. You can also raise and lower 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 boundaries on how much they can be adjusted. With top-down, bottom-up honeycomb shades, you can customize your privacy and light control. If you want a window treatment for doors, there’s convenient vertical honeycomb shades. Your local Louver Shop of Atlanta design pro can help you create just the right shades during your free, in-home consultation.

Energy Savings

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 reduce outdoor noise.

Most Modern

Winner: Roller Shades

With modern 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 fully opaque.

Light Filtering

Winner: Roller Shades

If you have a south-facing home, you know just how harsh the sunshine 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

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

Blocks Heat

Winner: Honeycomb Shades

The chambers in honeycomb window shades have a dual purpose. They keep more cooling in your home and keep more heat outside. For the greatest 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 block damaging UV rays that can discolor your flooring, furniture and artwork. They’re available in a variety of opacities so you can still have a view while protecting your home.

Start Designing Your Custom Shades Today

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

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