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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 similar at first glance 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 pleats that hold air at windows, which are your house’s number one source of energy loss. This helps keep your home more comfortable and may even decrease your energy costs. They’re available 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 kinds have an extra 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 one of a kind, and your shades should show that. Whether you go with honeycomb or roller window shades from Louver Shop of Myrtle Beach, 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 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 offer up to six layers of fabric and five insulating pockets, making them the most energy-efficient honeycomb shades you can buy. 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.

Looking for a sleeker look in your Hunter Douglas roller shades? There’s the:

Smart Home Automation

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Move 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 move 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 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 easy-to-use vertical honeycomb shades. Your local Louver Shop of Myrtle Beach design pro 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 home comfortable at a more energy-efficient temperature, we recommend 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 outdoor noise.

Most Modern

Winner: Roller Shades

With contemporary fabrics, up-to-date hardware and clean 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 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 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 likely to have annoying light leaks. Louver Shop of Myrtle Beach 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 create a solution just for your home.

Blocks Heat

Winner: Honeycomb Shades

The pockets within honeycomb window shades have a dual purpose. They keep more cooling in your home and keep more heat outside. For the most 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 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 Creating Your Custom Shades Now

Creating custom shades shouldn’t feel like a chore. 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 you, in addition to 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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