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

Honeycomb shades and roller shades are best-selling window treatments. They might seem alike initially 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 house’s main source of energy loss. This helps keep your house more comfortable and may even decrease your heating and cooling costs. They come in light-filtering and opaque fabrics. And some styles 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 kinds come with a second room-darkening panel. When up, these shades curl around a roller that’s often hidden 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 Louisville, 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 on the market. 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 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

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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 swipe 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 easy-to-use vertical honeycomb shades. Your local Louver Shop of Louisville design professional 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 suggest Hunter Douglas honeycomb shades. Their chambers retain air at the window, keeping heating and cooling indoors. Not to mention, the extra insulation from these window treatments can naturally decrease 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 are available in more than 400 fabrics ranging from sheer to completely opaque.

Light Filtering

Winner: Roller Shades

If you have a south-facing home, you know just how bright 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

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Ready-made shades may seem like a good deal at first, but they’re likely to have annoying light leaks. Louver Shop of Louisville 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 pockets within honeycomb window shades serve a dual purpose. They keep more air conditioning in your home and keep more heat outside. For the most comfort, we advise 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 great. 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 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 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 your home, in addition to free measurements and a free, everything’s included quote. There’s no obligation to purchase, just free advice on how we can elevate your home.

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