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

Honeycomb shades and roller shades are best-selling window treatments. They might seem similar initially but have different features and performance capabilities. Learn more about the differences so you can select the right 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 top source of energy loss. This helps keep your house more comfortable and may even lower your energy costs. 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 curl around a roller that’s usually hidden within a headrail.

Most Customizable

Winner: Tie

Your home is unique, and your shades should show that. Whether you go with honeycomb or roller window shades from Louver Shop of Greensboro, 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 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 get outstanding light diffusion, room-darkening and blackout capabilities.

With energy-efficient, 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

Winner: Tie

Move your shades on your schedule 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 raise and lower your shades with your voice, if you integrate 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’ll be able to 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 Greensboro design pro can help you create 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 recommend Hunter Douglas honeycomb shades. Their pockets trap air at the window, keeping heating and cooling where it belongs. 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 are available in more than 400 fabrics ranging from sheer to totally 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 home can look just like you want it to.

Blackout Capabilities

Winner: Tie

Off-the-shelf shades may seem like a great value at first, but they’re prone to annoying light leaks. Louver Shop of Greensboro 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 within honeycomb window shades have a dual purpose. They keep more cooling 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 good. These solar shades also keep out damaging UV rays that can discolor your flooring, furniture and artwork. They’re available in a variety of opacities so you can still enjoy a view while protecting your home.

Start Creating Your Custom Shades Now

Designing custom shades shouldn’t feel like a chore. 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 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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