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

Honeycomb shades and roller shades are popular window treatments. They may seem alike initially but have different features and performance capabilities. Find out 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 home’s top source of energy loss. This helps keep your house more comfortable and may even lower your energy bills. They’re available 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 types come with an extra room-darkening panel. When up, these shades curl around a roller that’s often concealed within a headrail.

Most Customizable

Winner: Tie

Your home is unique, and your shades should show that. Whether you select honeycomb or roller window shades from Louver Shop of Northern Virginia, 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 choose honeycomb cellular shades, you’ll have your selection of two kinds, 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 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 designed to work with 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 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 raise and lower 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 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 Northern Virginia design pro 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 recommend Hunter Douglas honeycomb shades. Their chambers retain air at the window, keeping heating and cooling indoors. Plus, the added insulation from these window treatments can naturally reduce outdoor noise.

Most Modern

Winner: Roller Shades

With contemporary 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 completely opaque.

Light Filtering

Winner: Roller Shades

If your home faces south, 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 house can look just like you want it to.

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 Northern Virginia custom produces your shades to ensure a great 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.

Keeps Out Heat

Winner: Honeycomb Shades

The chambers within honeycomb window shades serve a dual purpose. They keep more cooling 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 good. These solar shades also block damaging UV rays that can bleach your flooring, furniture and artwork. They come in many opacities so you can still enjoy a view while protecting your home.

Start Creating Your Custom Shades Today

Designing custom shades shouldn’t feel like a chore. It should be a fun and even enjoyable 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 pressure to purchase, just free advice on how we can elevate your home.

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