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

Honeycomb shades and roller shades are popular window treatments. They may seem alike initially but have different features and performance capabilities. Find out about the differences so you can find the ideal window treatments for your home.

What Are Honeycomb Shades?

Honeycomb shades have distinctive, geometric-shaped pleats that hold air at windows, which are your home’s main source of energy loss. This helps keep your home more comfortable and may even decrease 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 a single sheer or opaque piece of fabric, but some kinds include an extra 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 of South Georgia, 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 choice of two styles, 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 enjoy unmatched 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.

Want 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 on the go, 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 voice commands, if you use 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 want a window treatment for doors, there’s easy-to-use vertical honeycomb shades. Your local Louver Shop of South Georgia 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 recommend Hunter Douglas honeycomb shades. Their pockets trap air at the window, keeping heating and cooling indoors. Not to mention, the extra insulation from these window treatments can naturally reduce outside noise.

Most Modern

Winner: Roller Shades

With modern fabrics, up-to-date hardware and simple design, Designer Roller Shades are a gorgeous 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 your home faces south, you know just how bright the sunlight can be. Enjoy 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 likely to have annoying light leaks. Louver Shop of South Georgia custom produces your shades to ensure a good 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.

Keeps Out Heat

Winner: Honeycomb Shades

The pockets in honeycomb window shades have a dual purpose. They keep more air conditioning in your home and keep more heat outside. For the greatest comfort, we advise 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 enjoy a view while protecting your home.

Start Designing Your Custom Shades Now

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

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