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

Honeycomb shades and roller shades are popular window treatments. 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 distinctive, geometric-shaped chambers that trap air at windows, which are your house’s number one source of energy loss. This helps keep your home more comfortable and may even decrease your energy bills. They come 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 a single sheer or opaque piece of fabric, but some kinds have an extra 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 unique, and your shades should reflect that. Whether you select honeycomb or roller window shades from Louver Shop of Charleston, 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 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 pockets, 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 designed to work with a variety of budgets. You can also add 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

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 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 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’re looking for a window treatment for doors, there’s convenient vertical honeycomb shades. Your local Louver Shop of Charleston 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 house comfortable at a more energy-efficient temperature, we recommend 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 reduce outdoor 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 come 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. Enjoy a warm glow with light-filtering roller shades. With your choice of opacity, color, pattern and texture, your house can look just like you want it to.

Blackout Capabilities

Winner: Tie

Off-the-shelf shades might seem like a good deal at first, but they’re prone to annoying light leaks. Louver Shop of Charleston custom manufactures your shades to ensure a good fit. Whether you’re looking for 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 pockets in honeycomb window shades serve a dual purpose. They keep more cooling in your home and keep more heat outside. For the most 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 bleach your flooring, furniture and artwork. They come in a variety of opacities so you can still enjoy a view while protecting your home.

Start Designing Your Custom Shades Today

Designing custom shades shouldn’t feel like work. It should be a fun and even delightful experience. Get started by scheduling your free, in-home consultation by contacting 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 pressure to buy, just free advice on how we can elevate your home.

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