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

Honeycomb shades and roller shades are best-selling styles. They may seem alike initially but have different features and performance capabilities. Learn more about the differences so you can find the right window treatments for your home.

What Are Honeycomb Shades?

Honeycomb shades have distinctive, geometric-shaped pleats that keep 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 come 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 styles come with an extra room-darkening panel. When up, these shades wrap around a roller that’s often concealed within a headrail.

Most Customizable

Winner: Tie

Your home is one of a kind, and your shades should reflect that. Whether you select honeycomb or roller window shades from Louver Shop of Columbia, 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 get 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 boast 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 get 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 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 time with PowerView®. Whether at home or out and about, 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 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’re looking for a window treatment for doors, there’s easy-to-use vertical honeycomb shades. Your local Louver Shop of Columbia design professional 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 home comfortable at a more energy-efficient temperature, we recommend Hunter Douglas honeycomb shades. Their pockets retain air at the window, keeping heating and cooling where it belongs. Not to mention, the extra insulation from these window treatments can naturally reduce outside 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 come in more than 400 fabrics ranging from sheer to fully 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 want it to.

Blackout Capabilities

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Ready-made shades may seem like a great value at first, but they’re prone to annoying light leaks. Louver Shop of Columbia custom manufactures your shades to ensure a great fit. Whether you’re looking for 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 pockets 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 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’re available in a variety of opacities so you can still have a view while protecting your home.

Start Designing Your Custom Shades Now

Creating 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 contacting us at 888-428-1415 now. We’ll bring the showroom to you, 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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