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

Honeycomb shades and roller shades are best-selling window treatments. They might seem alike at first glance but have different features and performance capabilities. Learn more 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 trap 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 energy costs. They come in light-filtering and opaque fabrics. And some styles include 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 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 Pittsburgh, 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 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 have up to six layers of fabric and five insulating pockets, 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-efficient, triple-cell construction, Applause honeycomb shades are made 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 look in your Hunter Douglas roller shades? There’s the:

Smart Home Automation

Winner: Tie

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 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 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 Pittsburgh design professional can help you make just the right shades during your free, in-home consultation.

Energy Efficiency

Winner: Honeycomb Shades

If you want to keep your house 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 reduce outside noise.

Most Modern

Winner: Roller Shades

With modern 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 fully opaque.

Light Filtering

Winner: Roller Shades

If your home faces south, you know just how harsh the sunlight can be. Enjoy a warm 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

Off-the-shelf shades might seem like a good deal at first, but they’re likely to have annoying light leaks. Louver Shop of Pittsburgh custom produces your shades to ensure a great fit. Whether you want 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 chambers in honeycomb window shades serve a dual purpose. They keep more cooling in your home and keep more heat outdoors. 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 great. These solar shades also keep out damaging UV rays that can bleach your flooring, furniture and artwork. They come 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 work. It should be a fun and even enjoyable experience. Get started by requesting 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 pressure to buy, just free advice on how we can elevate your home.

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