Cellular shades, or honeycomb shades as they are also called, are a very energy-efficient window covering for your home. They are customizable in many different fabrics and colors, and they also match any decor in your home to blend in seamlessly.
What Are Honeycomb Shades?
Honeycomb shades have a unique construction of little cells that are sandwiched between two layers of fabric. In the summer, hot air is trapped next to the window so it can’t enter your indoor spaces. The same is true in the winter when the shades are down and they trap cold air next to the window.
Benefits of Installing Honeycomb Shades to Your Windows
Honeycomb shades are very attractive and versatile, as well as energy efficient with many other great benefits too.
They Provide Energy Efficiency
Since the air is trapped next to your windows all year round when the shades are down, it takes less electricity to keep cool inside your home in the summer, and less heating is needed in the winter to make these window coverings very energy efficient all year round. In fact, honeycomb shades will pay for themselves in a short amount of time with the energy savings you will get.
The double layers of fabric in the construction of honeycomb shades also give you an extra layer of insulation between your windows and the inside of your home. Even if you have older windows in your home, this type of window covering will prevent outside air exchange from leaking inside your home all year round.
The extra layer of insulation on your windows also helps to keep outside noises at bay. If you live near a street, it can block out a lot of traffic from cars and mask the sounds of your lawn maintenance crew when they are working, as well. Honeycomb shades noise dampening works well for bedrooms to get a good night’s rest and for making your home office or media room quieter.-
Cordless Options for Child Safety
Many children are injured every year by window treatments that have dangling cords on them. You can choose a child and pet-safe options for operating your honeycomb shades. The cordless option allows you to simply grasp the bottom rail and gently lift it up to open your shades or lower it to close your shades. A more innovative approach is the motorization option in which you merely push a button to raise, lower, and adjust your shades, or program them to open, close, and adjust on a pre-set schedule.
Easy to Clean
Honeycomb shades are user-friendly when it comes to maintaining and cleaning them. You can use a feather duster to clean them on both sides when they are down or use a brush attachment on your vacuum cleaner. Then use a can of compressed air to blow any type of debris out of the cells in the center. If you happen to get a stain on your cellular shades, use a lint-free microfiber cloth dipped in warm water with a bit of mild dish soap that you wring out and blot on the stain.
At Desert Window Wear, we carry the largest selection of honeycomb shades in Tucson, making us your premier choice for custom window treatments of all types. We can help you choose the best options for your home, and we guarantee all of our products fit perfectly and operate properly as well. Contact us for a FREE in-home consultation for your new and exciting Tucson window treatments today!