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

Honeycomb shades and roller shades are best-selling window treatments. They might 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 pleats that hold air at windows, which are your house’s top source of energy loss. This helps keep your home more comfortable and may even lower your heating and cooling bills. They come in light-filtering and opaque fabrics. And some options include 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 wrap around a roller that’s usually concealed within a headrail.

Most Customizable

Winner: Tie

Your home is one of a kind, and your shades should show that. Whether you select honeycomb or roller window shades from Louver Shop of Jackson, 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 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 offer up to six layers of fabric and five insulating chambers, 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-saving, 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

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 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’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 Jackson design pro can help you create 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 suggest Hunter Douglas honeycomb shades. Their chambers 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 completely opaque.

Light Filtering

Winner: Roller Shades

If your home faces south, you know just how harsh the sunlight 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 picture it.

Blackout Capabilities

Winner: Tie

Ready-made shades may seem like a good deal at first, but they’re likely to have annoying light leaks. Louver Shop of Jackson 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 find a solution just for your home.

Blocks Heat

Winner: Honeycomb Shades

The chambers in honeycomb window shades serve a dual purpose. They keep more air conditioning in your home and keep more heat outside. For the most 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 many opacities so you can still enjoy 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 enjoyable experience. Get started by scheduling your free, in-home consultation by contacting us at 888-428-1415 now. We’ll bring the showroom to your home, as well as 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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