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

Honeycomb shades and roller shades are best-selling styles. They might 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 pleats that keep air at windows, which are your house’s top 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 styles include 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 styles include an extra room-darkening panel. When up, these shades curl around a roller that’s usually hidden within a headrail.

Most Customizable

Winner: Tie

Your home is one of a kind, and your shades should reflect that. Whether you select honeycomb or roller window shades from Louver Shop of Charlotte, 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 offer 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 get outstanding light diffusion, room-darkening and blackout capabilities.

With energy-efficient, 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 more modern 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 swipe 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 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 Charlotte 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 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.

Best Modern Style

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 are available in more than 400 fabrics ranging from sheer to completely 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 house can look just like you want it to.

Blackout Capabilities

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Off-the-shelf shades might seem like a great value at first, but they’re prone to annoying light leaks. Louver Shop of Charlotte custom manufactures 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 find a solution just for your home.

Blocks 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 great. These solar shades also keep out damaging UV rays that can bleach your flooring, furniture and artwork. They’re available in a variety of opacities so you can still have a view while protecting your home.

Start Designing Your Custom Shades Now

Creating 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 calling us at 888-428-1415 now. We’ll bring the showroom to you, plus 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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