Cellular Honeycomb Shades
What Are Cellular Honeycomb Shades?
Cellular Shades are the innovative and thoughtful design of cellular shades that makes them unique in the world of window treatments. Cellular shades are constructed with internal pockets that trap air. The cells are in the shape of honeycombs, and so this style of window treatment is also sometimes referred to as honeycomb shades or honeycomb blinds. The cells of trapped air also provide honeycomb shades with one of their most desirable qualities, the ability to improve energy efficiency year-round. They also help improve the light and sound control available with these types of shades, which as a whole makes them advantageous for residential and commercial or office spaces.
Forty years ago, Hunter Douglas revolutionized window treatments with the introduction of their cellular honeycomb shades. Their original cellular shade and its cutting-edge design redefined expectations for home and office window treatments as Hunter Douglas showed window coverings could be both highly fashionable and incredibly useful. Since their introduction, Hunter Douglas has pioneered the field of cellular shades modernizing their time-tested designs with contemporary amenities and up-to-date style preferences. Today, Hunter Douglas has several styles of cellular shades in production, and the window treatment experts at Fredericksburg Window Décor can walk you through the benefits and state-of-the-art features available for all Hunter Douglas cellular honeycomb shades.
HUNTER DOUGLAS CELLULAR SHADES
Traditional Honeycomb Blinds
Duette Alustra® Collection
Duette® style honeycomb shades available in the exclusive Alustra® Collection of Woven Textures® for fashionable, high-end cellular shades.
Applause® Honeycomb Shades
Streamlined cellular shades with a unique double-cell construction.
Top 5 Benefits of Cellular Blinds and Shades
Improve Energy Efficiency
Since the glass panes of windows and doors can leak up to 30% of a structure’s energy, blocking that loss is key to energy efficiency. Cellular shades conserve energy by creating an insulating layer over windows and doors that blocks energy transfer. In the summer that means heat stays out and air conditioning stays in while during the winter it’s heat that is confined inside and the cold, ravages of winter weather that is kept out. Cellular shades help regulate indoor temperatures so that less artificial heating or cooling is needed to maintain a comfortable atmosphere, and they make sure that any artificial heating or cooling used is kept inside the building for maximum benefit. In these ways, cellular honeycomb shades improve the energy efficiency of a structure, which is a money-saving benefit.
Light and Sound Control
The cellular design of honeycomb shades makes the window treatment not only energy-efficient but also adept at sound and light control. Duette® Honeycomb Shades can absorb 70% of sound energy to create peaceful and quiet interior spaces. And the style also comes in a range of opacities for shades that can filter light for soft illumination or block it completely for blackout effects. Light control is a useful tool in interior design to set a comfortable mood in the room, and it is also a money-saving feature because prolonged exposure to direct sunlight can have harmful effects on household items. UV rays in direct sunlight can damage items like furniture, artwork, or flooring and cause warping or discoloration as well as signs of premature aging like fading, cracking, or peeling. Therefore, the light and sound control afforded by cellular shades can both help create a comfortable indoor environment as well as protecting that indoor space from sun damage.
Though all cellular shades share a honeycomb construction, their appearance is easily customizable for a variety of interior décors from cozy cottage homes to corporate headquarters. Hunter Douglas honeycomb shades can choose from the industry’s largest selection of customizable options including fabrics with different colors, textures, and opacities; different cellular pleat sizes to make treatments proportionate to windows of a variety of sizes, and different operating systems to customize the control to specific user needs. Hunter Douglas honeycomb shades are tailor-made to suit both aesthetic tastes and functional needs.
The operating system of a window treatment affects more than just how a window treatment opens and closes. Operating systems affect how easy and convenient a shade is to use, the type of additional features available with the treatment, and how effective it is at performing its functional duties. Therefore, the selection of operating systems is as important a decision as any other customizable feature on cellular shades. Hunter Douglas has multiple operating systems to choose from that work with their cellular honeycomb shades including UltraGlide®, LiteRise®, Top-Down/Bottom-Up, Vertiglide™, and PowerView® Automation.
Great For Homes or Businesses
The many benefits that cellular shades provide like improved energy efficiency and heightened light control are advantageous for both business owners and homeowners. For example, the ability to block light and sound in a bedroom to create a quiet, dark environment for healthy sleep could also be used in an office setting to block distracting noise from the street and prevent blinding glare off monitors that can harm employees’ eyes and seriously impede productivity. And while window treatments like honeycomb shades can be an expression of personal style in homes, window treatments in business settings portray the voice and character of the company and so are an important part of crafting a put-together corporate image.
Contact Fredericksburg Window Décor today to talk with our design experts about the benefits of cellular shades for your home or office. With our inventory of premium Hunter Douglas cellular honeycomb shades, Fredericksburg Window Décor can help you find, customize, and install cellular blinds so you can improve your energy efficiency, enhance your décor, and create a more hospitable and comfortable indoor living (or working) environment.
Fredericksburg Window Décor is located near Fredericksburg, Virginia, and serves customers in northeastern Virginia including the areas of Stafford County, Spotsylvania County, King George County, Orange County, Culpepper County, Caroline County, Dale County, Prince William County, Montclair, Woodbridge, Lake Ridge, Chancellorsville, Thornburg, and Fredericksburg, VA