Cellular Shades are also referred to as:
Honeycomb blinds / Hunter Douglas Duette shades
Cellular or honeycomb shades are widely used in homes and offices for their superior R-value or energy efficiency. They provide insulation from the cold in the winter and the heat in the summer by trapping a layer of air between the window and the blind in their honeycomb-like structure.
At ResCom Designs we offer a wide variety of cellular shades with numerous colour options. Take a look at our Gallery for a sample of our selection of cellular or honeycomb shades.
Here are some benefits of using cellular or honeycomb blinds:
ENERGY EFFICIENT AND REDUCES YOUR ENERGY BILLS
Due to their superior R-value cellular window treatments keep rooms cooler during hot summers and warmer during cold winters making rooms much more comfortable and reducing your energy bills.
REDUCES NOISE FROM STREET LEVEL
The honeycomb structure of this window treatment is also useful in reducing the amount of noise that enters a room as its structure allows it to absorb a certain amount of noise. This makes cellular blinds a great choice for bedrooms, home offices or movie rooms.
PROMOTES COMFORTABLE SLEEP
Honeycomb shades are a popular choice for their room darkening properties. In bedrooms they provide the perfect ambiance for comfortable sleep especially during the day when there is an abundance of light outside. Blackout channels can be used to augment the blackout capabilities of cellular window treatments for those who have problems sleeping. Cellular or honeycomb shades are also available in light filtering options.
REDUCES LIGHT AND HEAT FROM SKYLIGHTS
Skylights are another popular choice for cellular blinds. Skylights allow rooms to be lit by the natural sunlight however the sun’s rays also heat up the room very quickly which can lead to astronomical pressure on your air conditioning system during the summer.
A cellular skylight blind greatly reduces the light and heat entering any room. Given that skylights are usually out of reach a motorized cellular blind is sometimes the best option for your skylight.
OPTIONS FOR CELLULAR SHADES
SINGLE, DOUBLE OR TRIPLE CELL
When choosing a cellular shade or honeycomb blind pay close attention to its construction as they are manufactured as single cell, double cell or triple cell window treatments. A triple cell cellular shade has the greatest R-value, is the most energy efficient and can be the costliest window treatment of the three options.
TOP-DOWN/BOTTOM UP CELLULAR BLIND
A popular feature of cellular blinds is the top-down, bottom up option. The inclusion of this option is excellent if you want to be able to maintain visibility outside while maintaining your privacy indoors.
Blackout or Light Filtering
Cellular shades offer the options of blackout/privacy fabrics or light filtering fabrics. If they are being installed in a bedroom where comfortable sleep is the main goal the best options are either a blackout fabric with an outside mount or a blackout fabric with an inside mount and side channels. Light filtering fabrics are best for living, family and dining rooms where you would enjoy the sunlight during the day.
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