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

Honeycomb shades and roller shades are best-selling window treatments. They might seem alike at first glance 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 hold air at windows, which are your house’s main 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 options 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 have a second room-darkening panel. When up, these shades curl around a roller that’s usually hidden 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 Austin, 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 choice 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 pockets, 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 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

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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 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.

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 easy-to-use vertical honeycomb shades. Your local Louver Shop of Austin design pro can help you make just the right shades during your free, in-home consultation.

Energy Efficiency

Winner: Honeycomb Shades

If you want to keep your house 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 decrease outside noise.

Most Modern

Winner: Roller Shades

With modern 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 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 picture it.

Blackout Capabilities

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Off-the-shelf shades might seem like a great value at first, but they’re likely to have annoying light leaks. Louver Shop of Austin 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.

Keeps Out 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 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 block damaging UV rays that can discolor your flooring, furniture and artwork. They come in a variety of opacities so you can still have a view while protecting your home.

Start Designing Your Custom Shades Today

Designing custom shades shouldn’t feel like a chore. 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 purchase, just free advice on how we can elevate your home.