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

Honeycomb shades and roller shades are popular styles. They might seem similar at first glance but have different features and performance capabilities. Learn more about the differences so you can select the ideal window treatments for your home.

What Are Honeycomb Shades?

Honeycomb shades have distinct, geometric-shaped chambers that keep air at windows, which are your house’s main source of energy loss. This helps keep your house more comfortable and may even decrease your heating and cooling bills. They come in light-filtering and opaque fabrics. And some styles have a room-darkening panel for extra light control.

What Are Roller Shades?

Roller shades are made from a single sheer or opaque piece of fabric, but some styles come with an extra room-darkening panel. When up, these shades curl around a roller that’s usually concealed within a headrail.

Most Customizable

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

With energy-efficient, triple-cell construction, Applause honeycomb shades are made 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

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Adjust 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 move 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 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 want a window treatment for doors, there’s easy-to-use vertical honeycomb shades. Your local Louver Shop of Nashville 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 suggest 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 reduce outdoor noise.

Most Modern

Winner: Roller Shades

With modern fabrics, up-to-date hardware and clean 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 totally opaque.

Light Filtering

Winner: Roller Shades

If your home faces south, you know just how bright the sunlight can be. Enjoy a welcoming 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

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Off-the-shelf shades might seem like a great value at first, but they’re likely to have annoying light leaks. Louver Shop of Nashville custom produces 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.

Keeps Out Heat

Winner: Honeycomb Shades

The chambers within honeycomb window shades serve 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 keep out 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 Today

Designing custom shades shouldn’t feel like work. It should be a fun and even delightful 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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