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

Honeycomb shades and roller shades are popular window treatments. They might seem similar at first glance 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 house’s number one source of energy loss. This helps keep your house more comfortable and may even decrease your energy costs. They’re available 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 one sheer or opaque piece of fabric, but some kinds come with an extra room-darkening panel. When up, these shades curl around a roller that’s often hidden within a headrail.

Most Customizable

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Your home is one of a kind, and your shades should show that. Whether you select honeycomb or roller window shades from Louver Shop of Boston, you’ll have access to 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 chambers, making them the most energy-efficient honeycomb shades you can buy. With optional LightLock™ and Duolite® features, you’ll enjoy outstanding light diffusion, room-darkening and blackout capabilities.

With energy-saving, 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.

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

Smart Home Automation

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Adjust 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 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 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 want a window treatment for doors, there’s easy-to-use vertical honeycomb shades. Your local Louver Shop of Boston design professional 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 house comfortable at a more energy-efficient temperature, we suggest Hunter Douglas honeycomb shades. Their chambers retain air at the window, keeping heating and cooling where it belongs. Not to mention, the extra insulation from these window treatments can naturally decrease outdoor noise.

Most Modern

Winner: Roller Shades

With modern fabrics, up-to-date hardware and clean design, Designer Roller Shades are a gorgeous 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 sunshine can be. Create a warm 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 may seem like a great value at first, but they’re prone to annoying light leaks. Louver Shop of Boston custom produces 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 create a solution just for your home.

Keeps Out Heat

Winner: Honeycomb Shades

The pockets in honeycomb window shades serve 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 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

Creating custom shades shouldn’t feel like work. 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 pressure to purchase, just free advice on how we can elevate your home.