The Benefits of Honeycomb and Cellular Shades

Cellular Shades

Cellular shades or honeycomb shades are a popular window covering option made from single panes of fabric. The fabric folds along pleats creating a unique honeycomb design from the side. It ends up creating air pockets or cells that help keep your home at a comfortable temperature.

If you’re wondering if cellular shades are the right window treatment for you, check out our list of the top 10 reasons homeowners choose cellular shades and call us to schedule a free consultation!

#1 Insulation

Cellular shades have a reputation for the high level of insulation they provide. The pockets of space within the fabric serve as a buffer between the window and the room. Guarding against the heat and the cold, these shades help keep your home comfortable during warm summer days and cold winter nights.

These window coverings are so good at insulation; they are not recommended for bathrooms or kitchens; however, we have plenty of other options that can be customized to your style.

#2 Energy Efficiency

Windows account for nearly 30% of a home’s heat gain or loss, which means that the more insulating window shades are, the more energy is saved on heating and cooling. Consider installing cellular shades for your next window covering option to lower your energy bills and reduce the strain on your HVAC system.

#3 Noise Reduction

Insulation can not only help save you money, but it also muffles noise. For those looking for some quiet but who live in a heavily trafficked or loud neighborhood, cellular shades can absorb the unwelcomed noise.

#4 UV Protection

If you are looking for a window treatment option to block damaging UV rays, go with cellular shades. Closing the cellular shades during hours of direct sunlight can keep your home cooler and provides levels of protection against harmful UV rays.

#5 Safety Benefits

For homes with children or pets, exposed window cords are seen as a household hazard. We highly recommend installing safer window treatments. We offer cordless cellular shades and can even provide motorized features to make your shades simpler and easier to use.

#6 Light Filtering

Unfiltered sunlight can damage and bleach flooring, furniture, and more. Our light filtering cellular shades allow some natural light through for a soft look while reducing the glare. Light filtering shades are great for rooms that don’t require complete darkness or privacy, such as living rooms and offices.

#7 Blackout Options

Blackout cellular shades block out all sunlight and are recommended for any room that requires total darkness. Offering high levels of privacy and control, they are most commonly installed in bedrooms and media rooms. While the blackout shades can create complete darkness, they have a white backing to look uniform from the outside.

#8 Easy to Clean

It is natural for the dust to build upon your window coverings. Dirt and dust can usually be wiped away or vacuumed (on a low setting). While cellular shades are easy to clean, we recommend hiring a professional window treatment service to protect your shades from warping if you need to remove any stains.

#9 Match Decor

At Element’s Interiors and Window Fashions, we want to help you find the perfect window covering. With a large selection of fabrics and colors to choose from, you are sure to find an option with cellular shades that match your decor.

#10 Cell Options

Cellular shades come in single-cell and double-cell options. The double-cell option offers more insulation; however, it is heavier and difficult to operate for large windows. These are best for small to midsize windows, and single-cell shades are better for large winders.

In addition, pleat sizes vary, with smaller pleats made for shorter or narrower windows and larger pleats being the recommended choice for single-cell shades on large windows. For maximum efficiency, let us help you choose the right cell size and option for your home.

At The Window Design Studio, we offer versatile and stylish solutions for transforming your home. For a free consultation and estimate to see if cellular shades are the right choice for your home, contact us at (415) 965-7866.

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