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

Honeycomb shades and roller shades are popular styles. They may seem alike initially but have different features and performance capabilities. Learn more about the differences so you can find the ideal window treatments for your home.

What Are Honeycomb Shades?

Honeycomb shades have distinct, geometric-shaped pleats that trap air at windows, which are your house’s top source of energy loss. This helps keep your house more comfortable and may even decrease your heating and cooling bills. They’re available in light-filtering and opaque fabrics. And some styles have 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 include an extra room-darkening panel. When up, these shades curl around a roller that’s often concealed within a headrail.

Best Customization

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Your home is unique, and your shades should reflect that. Whether you go with honeycomb or roller window shades from Louver Shop of Tampa, 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 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 pockets, making them the most energy-efficient honeycomb shades you can buy. 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 designed 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 more modern 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 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 convenient vertical honeycomb shades. Your local Louver Shop of Tampa 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 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 decrease outside noise.

Best Modern Style

Winner: Roller Shades

With modern fabrics, up-to-date hardware and clean 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 totally opaque.

Light Filtering

Winner: Roller Shades

If you have a south-facing home, you know just how harsh the sunshine 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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Ready-made shades may seem like a great value at first, but they’re likely to have annoying light leaks. Louver Shop of Tampa custom produces your shades to ensure a good fit. Whether you’re looking for blackout honeycomb shades or blackout roller shades, our design specialists can help you create 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 cooling in your home and keep more heat outdoors. For the most 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 block 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 Designing 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 contacting 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 buy, just free advice on how we can elevate your home.

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