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

Honeycomb shades and roller shades are popular styles. They might seem alike initially 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 pleats that keep air at windows, which are your home’s top source of energy loss. This helps keep your home more comfortable and may even decrease your heating and cooling bills. They’re available 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 types come with an extra room-darkening panel. When up, these shades wrap around a roller that’s often concealed within a headrail.

Most Customizable

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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 Wichita, 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 chambers, making them the most energy-efficient honeycomb shades on the market. 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 made to fit a variety of budgets. You can also add Duolite for all-in-one light diffusion and room darkening.

Want 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 swipe 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.

Versatility

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 convenient vertical honeycomb shades. Your local Louver Shop of Wichita 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 home comfortable at a more energy-efficient temperature, we recommend Hunter Douglas honeycomb shades. Their chambers trap air at the window, keeping heating and cooling indoors. Plus, the added 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 gorgeous 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 sunshine can be. Create a welcoming glow with light-filtering roller shades. With your choice of opacity, color, pattern and texture, your home can look just like you want it to.

Blackout Capabilities

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Off-the-shelf shades might seem like a good deal at first, but they’re prone to annoying light leaks. Louver Shop of Wichita 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.

Blocks 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 outdoors. For the most comfort, we recommend 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 keep out damaging UV rays that can bleach your flooring, furniture and artwork. They come in a variety of opacities so you can still have a view while protecting your home.

Start Creating Your Custom Shades Now

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, as well as free measurements and a free, everything’s included quote. There’s no obligation to purchase, just free advice on how we can elevate your home.

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