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

Honeycomb shades and roller shades are popular styles. They may seem alike 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 distinctive, geometric-shaped chambers that keep air at windows, which are your house’s number one 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 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 a second 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 show that. Whether you go with honeycomb or roller window shades from Louver Shop of Richmond, 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 on the market. 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 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

Winner: Tie

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 tap of your smartphone or tablet. You can also move 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 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’re looking for a window treatment for doors, there’s easy-to-use vertical honeycomb shades. Your local Louver Shop of Richmond 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 house comfortable at a more energy-efficient temperature, we recommend 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 outdoor noise.

Most Modern

Winner: Roller Shades

With contemporary fabrics, up-to-date hardware and simple design, Designer Roller Shades are a beautiful 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 picture it.

Blackout Capabilities

Winner: Tie

Off-the-shelf shades might seem like a great value at first, but they’re likely to have annoying light leaks. Louver Shop of Richmond custom manufactures your shades to ensure a good fit. Whether you want blackout honeycomb shades or blackout roller shades, our design consultants 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 outside. For the greatest 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 block damaging UV rays that can bleach your flooring, furniture and artwork. They come in many opacities so you can still have a view while protecting your home.

Start Creating Your Custom Shades Now

Creating custom shades shouldn’t feel like work. 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 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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