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

Honeycomb shades and roller shades are popular styles. They might seem similar initially but have different features and performance capabilities. Find out 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 keep air at windows, which are your home’s number one source of energy loss. This helps keep your house more comfortable and may even decrease your energy costs. 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 types come with an extra room-darkening panel. When up, these shades curl around a roller that’s usually concealed within a headrail.

Best Customization

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Your home is unique, and your shades should show that. Whether you select honeycomb or roller window shades from Louver Shop of San Antonio, you’ll have access to 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 kinds, 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 you can buy. With optional LightLock™ and Duolite® features, you’ll get unmatched light diffusion, room-darkening and blackout capabilities.

With energy-efficient, triple-cell construction, Applause honeycomb shades are designed to fit a variety of budgets. You can also customize yours with Duolite for all-in-one light diffusion and room darkening.

Looking for 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 schedule 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 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 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 convenient vertical honeycomb shades. Your local Louver Shop of San Antonio 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 house comfortable at a more energy-efficient temperature, we recommend Hunter Douglas honeycomb shades. Their pockets trap air at the window, keeping heating and cooling indoors. Not to mention, the extra insulation from these window treatments can naturally decrease outdoor noise.

Best Modern Style

Winner: Roller Shades

With contemporary fabrics, up-to-date hardware and simple design, Designer Roller Shades are a gorgeous 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 you have a south-facing home, you know just how harsh the sunlight can be. Create 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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Ready-made shades might seem like a good deal at first, but they’re prone to annoying light leaks. Louver Shop of San Antonio custom produces 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.

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 good. These solar shades also block damaging UV rays that can discolor your flooring, furniture and artwork. They come in many opacities so you can still enjoy a view while protecting your home.

Start Designing Your Custom Shades Today

Designing custom shades shouldn’t feel like work. It should be a fun and even delightful experience. Get started by scheduling your free, in-home consultation by contacting us at 888-428-1415 now. We’ll bring the showroom to you, as well as free measurements and a free, everything’s included quote. There’s no obligation to buy, just free advice on how we can elevate your home.

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