6 REASONS TO LOVE HONEYCOMB SHADES – and a Video
1. ENERGY EFFICIENCY
Honeycomb Shades are great at energy efficiency. They keep the heat out in summer, and the cold out in winter. Honeycomb Shades have cells inside them that trap air. This trapped air works like the air layer between the panes of glass in double glazing. This is because air is a great thermal insulator. Therefore it helps keep your home at a comfortable temperature. And we also offer unique double layer cell shades with large cells that not only look stunning but have the largest layer of insulation. When you look at a Cellular Shade you will see how the cell structure makes it look like a Bee’s Honeycomb. So Honeycomb Shades or Cellular Shades are just different ways of saying the same thing.
2. SOUND RESISTANT
Cells trap air for temperature efficiency, but they also block sound. Also this polyester material has great sound absorption. So they are ideal for areas close to traffic or where the outside area is noisy. And, of course, keeping out noise, heat and cold makes them ideal for bedrooms.
3. CHILD SAFE & EASY TO USE
The Honeycomb shades we supply are child and pet safe. Cordless lift means that there are no dangerous hanging cords, and you can easily operate the shades by hand. Motorization is perfect for hard to reach windows, and is also child safe. We also offer continuous cord, cord-lock with built in child and pet safety, and retractable cord.
4. BEAUTIFUL BY DESIGN
Cell shades come in a variety of colors and cell sizes. We offer Cellular Shades with no route holes and no visible strings. So, you get a stylish, minimal, clean appearance. As they are made of a woven polyester fabric treated to resist stains and static electricity, they are easy to clean and have edges they don’t fray.
5. LIGHT CONTROL
Cell shades are available in everything from sheer to light-blocking, they allow as little or as much light and outside view as you want. A unique Light Guard option around the edge of the shade together with no route holes means minimal light seepage. We even have a special version designed especially for Media / TV rooms where extreme light exclusion is required. Flexibility of operation is provided by our ‘Top-down, Bottom-up’ options. With TDBU the top of the shade can be lowered or the bottom of the shade raised. So this allows for light to come in from the top while giving privacy by keeping the bottom closed, or the other way around if you prefer. The top down, bottom up function always keeps the top and bottom of the shade level, you won’t get any uneven lines.
6. CELLULAR SHADES LOVE DRAPERIES!
Honeycomb shades work very well with draperies. Cellular Shades fold up into a very small space, giving the option of maximum outside view. And when fully raised the shade can totally hide behind an elegant top treatment. Another popular choice is to have Side Panels, so giving the appearance of fine draperies with the functionality of cellular shades.
Made in the Shade has its showroom in Las Vegas and we will be pleased to offer a free design consultation there or in your home. Our highly qualified Design Director can help you choose the window coverings that you will want to live with.
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Thanks to Jessica Morse of MITS San Antonio for help with this post.