Cellular Window Shades
Cellular window shades otherwise known as honeycomb window shades are great for saving energy. With its award-winning design which makes it both light and energy efficient cellular window shades are the most sought after window treatment in the market.
When you look at these pleated-looking shades, you might wonder how this paper thin window shade will help you save energy. However when you look closer you will see that is not made from paper but from a strong non-woven polyester fabric.
Two layers of fabric are folded into crisp pleats. They are attached at the inner pleats forming honeycomb-shaped air pockets between the pleats. These air-pockets called cells serve as a layer of insulation that helps keep the heat out in the summer and in in the winter.
Cellular Shades come in a number of varities:
- Single Honeycomb which has only two layers of fabric forming one layer of insulation.
- Double Honeycomb has three layers of fabric forming two layers of cells for additional insulation.
- Triple Honeycomb is super insulated with three layers of insulation.
- Architella is the latest innovation of Hunter Douglas for cellular shades. Each cell of the honeycomb has another cell within it. This unique design provides utmost insulation.
- Blackout Cellular shades have a layer of foil within the cells to darken the room completely when needed.
Honeycomb window shades can be made into just about any shape like:
- Arch Tops
- Skylight Shades
- Door Shades
- Eyebrow Arch
- Half Arches
- Quarter arches
- and more
Most of these are also fully operable. This is possible because of the cellular shades' unique capability to compress to a very small space. Angled shades like the triangle and trapezoid will compress and stack on the angled slope.
The shapes like arch, eyebrow, pentagon, and the isosceles triangle which have the shape on top and are rectangular on the bottom will be top-down shades that compress and stack onto the bottom of the window sill.
Another cellular option that works for arches is the sunburst cellular shades which has the honeycomb fabric filling up the arch in the shape of a sunburst and can easily be opened and closed for view and privacy.
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