Honeycomb Window Blinds (Cellular Shades)
Honeycomb window blinds, also called accordion blinds or cellular shades are one of the latest and newly embraced ready made blinds of the twenty first century.
These current and trendy' hard' window treatments are distinguished by a crisp and clean style, and are designed to roll up and down a window in an accordion fashion.
They are great as a functional window treatments that regulates the amount of natural light that is allowed into any room, giving one of the most flexible ways of controlling light infiltration. The cellular construction of the soft and durable shades comes in rows of single, double, or triple honeycombs.
This is what makes honeycomb window blinds so energy efficient.
Honeycomb shades unique cellular design forms pockets of air that will insulate any window from heat and cold, making the interior temperature of the home more comfortable all year round. Additionally, they absorb sound which helps control unwanted noise from outside the home.
Honeycomb Window Blinds - 'Hard' Window Treatments
Cellular blinds always come as ready made 'non sewn window treatments'. They fall under the category of 'hard' window treatments; hardly surprising that many of today's homeowners and interior decorators prefer them as window dressings, sometimes combining them with 'soft' window treatments for a more appealing dramatic effect.
And because these blinds are much more durable than most window treatments, they require less maintenance, unlike 'soft' window dressings like drapery and curtains.
The general theory behind cellular shades is that the larger the cell size, the better the insulation. This is simply because the 'honeycomb cells' trap air.
This means that triple cell blinds for instance are more energy efficient than single cell blinds.
So, because of these qualities and advantages over other window treatments, though much more expensive than traditional blinds, honeycomb blinds are a popular choice for its insulating powers that keeps heating and cooling bills to a minimum.
Meaning . . . You save some on energy costs.
How to Install Honeycomb Blinds
Features of Cellular Shades and Blinds
With a wide range that will delight homeowners, honeycomb blinds range in light control is as follows:
- Sheer finish
- Semi sheer finish
- Semi opaque finish
- Opaque fabrics finishes
There are 'state of the art' lifting operations with cordless and remote control systems, are available for easier operation and with enhanced child safety in mind.
In the real estate industry, many decorators offer honeycomb window blinds in areas of the country where the weather is either very cold in the winter, or quite hot in the summer months.
All in all, honeycomb window blinds have an enduring and lasting beauty that'll greatly enhance any interior space within the home.
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