Honeycomb shades are a great way to add privacy and style to your home. They are offered in a variety of pleat sizes, including single and double cell. Which is better? Let's review what honeycomb shades are, how they differ from cellular shades and which pleat style you should choose.
Let's compare the pros and cons of each pleat style, so you can make a decision for yourself which option will work best in your home!
What Are Honeycomb Shades?
These shades have distinct geometric chambers. This design traps air at the windows, which are your home's primary source of energy loss. This helps control temperatures, prevent energy loss and keep your home more comfortable. It may even help you save on your heating and cooling bills.
As a bonus, they can also aid in:
- Sound absorption
- Room darkening
- Stopping UV rays
- Soften strong incoming light
You can find this window covering in many colors, styles and fabrics, so you have lots of possibilities that'll work with any décor type! Whether you are looking for sheer or opaque for additional natural light, or blackout for your bedroom, Louver Shop of Tampa has the ideal material choices for you.
You'll also be able to select from a wide array of pleat sizes and light control options, including top down, bottom up.
You can even get these shades as a cordless lift, which is great for homes with children! Or with smart automation, which makes moving and scheduling your window treatments simple. You can accomplish this with your phone or even with your voice if you have a compatible smart home automation system such as Amazon Alexa or Siri.
All these customization options might feel complicated at first, but it's a fun and even satisfying process when you work with Louver Shop of Tampa. Your local design professional will go over all your options with you during your free, in-home consultation.
What's the Difference Between Honeycomb and Cellular Shades?
Cellular shades, also known as cellular blinds, are made of honeycomb-style fabric, but they don't feature chambers. Instead, they trap air by using the hollow cells inside the honeycomb-style construction to create pockets that control temperature and keep your home cool in summer and cozy in winter.
One more difference is how each style connects to the window frame. Honeycomb shades are installed inside the window frame, while cellular shades sit outside it.
What's the Difference Between Single- and Double-Cell Honeycomb Shades?
Single-cell honeycombs are made of the same piece of fabric throughout. Chambers are staggered to give improved insulation and make your home comfier. Double-cell honeycombs have two layers, with one on each side.
The more cells a shade has, the greater the insulation it gives. It's also important to know more cells typically mean a shade is going to be more expensive, but the trade-off is better comfort and potentially reduced energy bills.
We advise selecting as many cells as your budget will allow. Premium window treatments, like our Hunter Douglas honeycomb shades, have as many as six layers of fabric and five insulating chambers.
Hunter Douglas Duette® honeycomb shades have a unique honeycomb-within-a-honeycomb design, making them the most energy-efficient shades available. They're also very customizable, with two styles, multiple fabric layers and four pleat sizes to pick from.
At 11/2", Trielle® boasts the largest pleat size and 20% more energy efficiency. When finishing your window treatments, you'll be able to choose from designer material with subtle texture or blackout fabrics for the greatest comfort.
With Hunter Douglas Applause® honeycomb shades, you'll enjoy an energy-efficient window treatment that fits your budget. These triple-cell shades offer the light-filtering and blackout features you need, plus optional PowerView® motorization, which makes them a great option for media rooms or moving shades on large windows.
Start Customizing Your Honeycomb Shades Today
While single- or double-cell shades are a good place to begin for improving energy efficiency, it's worthwhile to keep future energy savings in mind. Louver Shop of Tampa is proud to provide the most energy-efficient solutions available.
See it for yourself during a free consultation from the comfort of your living room. There's no pressure to buy, just access to expert design advice. With your vision and our expertise, we can make your dream of a beautiful home happen. Contact us at 888-428-1415 to schedule your free consultation today.