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

Honeycomb shades and roller shades are popular styles. They may seem similar 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 distinct, geometric-shaped pleats that keep air at windows, which are your home’s top source of energy loss. This helps keep your home more comfortable and may even lower your heating and cooling bills. They come 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 come with 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 North Alabama, you’ll have access to 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 pockets, making them the most energy-efficient honeycomb shades on the market. With optional LightLock™ and Duolite® features, you’ll enjoy outstanding 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.

Want a sleeker look in your Hunter Douglas roller shades? There’s the:

Smart Home Automation

Winner: Tie

Move 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 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 boundaries 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 North Alabama design professional 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. Plus, the added insulation from these window treatments can naturally reduce outside noise.

Best Modern Style

Winner: Roller Shades

With modern fabrics, up-to-date hardware and simple design, Designer Roller Shades are a beautiful complement to your style. These modern roller shades come 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 bright the sunlight 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

Winner: Tie

Ready-made shades might seem like a great value at first, but they’re prone to annoying light leaks. Louver Shop of North Alabama custom manufactures your shades to ensure a great fit. Whether you want blackout honeycomb shades or blackout roller shades, our design consultants can help you create a solution just for your home.

Blocks Heat

Winner: Honeycomb Shades

The chambers 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 recommend 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 block damaging UV rays that can bleach 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 Designing Your Custom Shades Today

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, in addition to free measurements and a free, everything’s included quote. There’s no pressure to purchase, just free advice on how we can elevate your home.

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