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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. Learn more 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 hold air at windows, which are your home’s top source of energy loss. This helps keep your house more comfortable and may even decrease your heating and cooling bills. They’re available in light-filtering and opaque fabrics. And some styles include a room-darkening panel for extra light control.

What Are Roller Shades?

Roller shades are made from one sheer or opaque piece of fabric, but some kinds include an extra room-darkening panel. When up, these shades wrap around a roller that’s usually hidden within a headrail.

Best Customization

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Your home is unique, and your shades should reflect that. Whether you go with honeycomb or roller window shades from Louver Shop of Jacksonville, 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 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 chambers, 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-saving, triple-cell construction, Applause honeycomb shades are made to fit a variety of budgets. You can also add Duolite for all-in-one light diffusion and room darkening.

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

Smart Home Automation

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Adjust your shades on your schedule 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 raise and lower your shades with voice commands, if you integrate 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 want a window treatment for doors, there’s easy-to-use vertical honeycomb shades. Your local Louver Shop of Jacksonville design pro can help you make just the right shades during your free, in-home consultation.

Energy Savings

Winner: Honeycomb Shades

If you want to keep your house comfortable at a more energy-efficient temperature, we suggest Hunter Douglas honeycomb shades. Their pockets trap air at the window, keeping heating and cooling where it belongs. Not to mention, the extra insulation from these window treatments can naturally decrease outside noise.

Best Modern Style

Winner: Roller Shades

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

Light Filtering

Winner: Roller Shades

If you have a south-facing home, you know just how bright the sunshine 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

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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 Jacksonville custom produces your shades to ensure a good fit. Whether you want blackout honeycomb shades or blackout roller shades, our design specialists can help you create a solution just for your home.

Keeps Out Heat

Winner: Honeycomb Shades

The pockets within honeycomb window shades serve a dual purpose. They keep more cooling in your home and keep more heat outdoors. For the most 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 good. These solar shades also keep out damaging UV rays that can bleach your flooring, furniture and artwork. They’re available 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 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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