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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 may seem similar 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 distinctive, geometric-shaped pleats that hold air at windows, which are your home’s main source of energy loss. This helps keep your house more comfortable and may even decrease your heating and cooling costs. They come in light-filtering and opaque fabrics. And some options 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 styles include a second room-darkening panel. When up, these shades curl around a roller that’s usually hidden within a headrail.

Most Customizable

Winner: Tie

Your home is unique, and your shades should reflect that. Whether you go with honeycomb or roller window shades from Louver Shop of Kansas City, 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 get honeycomb cellular shades, you’ll have your choice 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 on the market. With optional LightLock™ and Duolite® features, you’ll get unmatched light diffusion, room-darkening and blackout capabilities.

With energy-saving, triple-cell construction, Applause honeycomb shades are designed to fit a variety of budgets. You can also add 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

Move 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 tap 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.

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 want a window treatment for doors, there’s easy-to-use vertical honeycomb shades. Your local Louver Shop of Kansas City 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 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 beautiful complement to your style. These modern roller shades are available 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 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

Winner: Tie

Off-the-shelf shades may seem like a great value at first, but they’re prone to annoying light leaks. Louver Shop of Kansas City custom produces your shades to ensure a good 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 have a dual purpose. They keep more air conditioning in your home and keep more heat outside. For the greatest comfort, we advise 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 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 Today

Creating custom shades shouldn’t feel like a chore. It should be a fun and even delightful experience. Get started by scheduling 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 buy, just free advice on how we can elevate your home.

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