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

Honeycomb shades and roller shades are best-selling styles. They might seem similar initially but have different features and performance capabilities. Find out about the differences so you can find 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 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 include a room-darkening panel for more light control.

What Are Roller Shades?

Roller shades are made from a single sheer or opaque piece of fabric, but some styles come with a second room-darkening panel. When up, these shades wrap around a roller that’s often hidden within a headrail.

Most Customizable

Winner: Tie

Your home is unique, and your shades should reflect that. Whether you select honeycomb or roller window shades from Louver Shop of Memphis, 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 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 enjoy unmatched 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 customize yours with 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

Winner: Tie

Move 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 swipe of your smartphone or tablet. You can also move your shades with your voice, if you integrate 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’re looking for a window treatment for doors, there’s convenient vertical honeycomb shades. Your local Louver Shop of Memphis design professional 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 house comfortable at a more energy-efficient temperature, we suggest Hunter Douglas honeycomb shades. Their pockets retain air at the window, keeping heating and cooling indoors. Plus, the added insulation from these window treatments can naturally reduce outside noise.

Best Modern Style

Winner: Roller Shades

With contemporary fabrics, up-to-date hardware and clean 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 you have a south-facing home, 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 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 Memphis custom manufactures your shades to ensure a great fit. Whether you want 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 outdoors. For the greatest 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 enjoy 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 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, plus 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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