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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 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 distinctive, geometric-shaped pleats that trap air at windows, which are your house’s top source of energy loss. This helps keep your home more comfortable and may even decrease your energy bills. They come in light-filtering and opaque fabrics. And some options 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 types have an extra room-darkening panel. When up, these shades curl around a roller that’s often hidden within a headrail.

Most Customizable

Winner: Tie

Your home is unique, and your shades should reflect that. Whether you select honeycomb or roller window shades from Louver Shop Oklahoma City, 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 choice 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 you can buy. 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 customize yours with Duolite for all-in-one light diffusion and room darkening.

Looking for a more modern look in your Hunter Douglas roller shades? There’s the:

Smart Home Automation

Winner: Tie

Adjust 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 raise and lower your shades with voice commands, 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 Oklahoma City 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 trap 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 contemporary fabrics, up-to-date hardware and simple design, Designer Roller Shades are a gorgeous complement to your style. These modern roller shades come 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. 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 good deal at first, but they’re prone to annoying light leaks. Louver Shop Oklahoma City 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 chambers within honeycomb window shades serve a dual purpose. They keep more cooling in your home and keep more heat outdoors. 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 enjoy a view while protecting your home.

Start Designing Your Custom Shades Today

Designing 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 contacting 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 pressure to buy, just free advice on how we can elevate your home.

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