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

Honeycomb shades and roller shades are best-selling styles. They may seem similar 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 distinct, geometric-shaped chambers that keep air at windows, which are your house’s number one 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 options have a room-darkening panel for more light control.

What Are Roller Shades?

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

Best Customization

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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 Orlando, you’ll have access to hundreds of fabric styles. You’ll be able to find the ideal color, pattern, texture, opacity and more.

If you get honeycomb cellular shades, you’ll have your choice 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 on the market. With optional LightLock™ and Duolite® features, you’ll enjoy outstanding 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 customize yours with Duolite for all-in-one light diffusion and room darkening.

Want 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 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 raise and lower your shades with voice commands, if you use PowerView with Amazon Alexa, Siri® on your Apple device or Google Assistant.

Most Versatile

Winner: Honeycomb Shades

Roller shades have limits 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 easy-to-use vertical honeycomb shades. Your local Louver Shop of Orlando design pro can help you make 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 suggest Hunter Douglas honeycomb shades. Their pockets retain air at the window, keeping heating and cooling indoors. Not to mention, the extra insulation from these window treatments can naturally decrease outside noise.

Most Modern

Winner: Roller Shades

With modern fabrics, up-to-date hardware and clean 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 your home faces south, you know just how bright the sunshine 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 picture it.

Blackout Capabilities

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

Keeps Out Heat

Winner: Honeycomb Shades

The chambers in honeycomb window shades serve 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 keep out damaging UV rays that can discolor your flooring, furniture and artwork. They’re available in many opacities so you can still have a view while protecting your home.

Start Creating 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 scheduling your free, in-home consultation by calling 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 pressure to purchase, just free advice on how we can elevate your home.

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