What Are Cellular Shades?

If you’re looking to upgrade the look of your home’s interior, new shades or blinds are a great place to start. They can give any room a new texture and color! But with so many options to choose from, where should you begin? Here’s what you should know about cellular shades before you buy:

Cellular shade, or honeycomb shades, are composed of fabric cells that expand and contract like an accordion when you raise or lower the shade. The cells are designed to trap air, provide great insulation, and help to lower energy bills. 

Single cell or double cell?

The energy efficiency from cellular shades comes from how they’re constructed. Cellular shades are available in single cell, one air pocket, or double cell, two air pockets. If you live in warmer climates, double cell shades are recommended but they are more expensive than single cell.

Shade opacity

Cellular shades are unique in that they are available in sheer, semi sheer, semi opaque and opaque opacities. Because of this, they’ll work well in any room in your house. Sheer cellular shades will let in the most amount of light while opaque shades will give that room darkening effect. 

Different options

When it comes to raising or lowering cellular shades, you’ll find them available in three options: top down/bottom up, cordless, and motorized. The first option lets you lower the shade from the top and raise it from the bottom, cordless means you won’t see anything hanging from the window treatment, and motorized comes with a remote control to do the work for you.

At Nu-View Custom Window Treatments, our experts will help you find the most attractive and affordable window treatments for your home. Contact us today and learn more about cellular shade and all of the other options we can offer you.

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