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Cellular shades just look luxe. They add dimension to a room and a pop of chic, functional style to any home. They are a perennial favorite because their pros go beyond their looks. Thanks to their double-layered design, they are excellent insulators and block out a lot of unwanted light.
What Are Cellular Shades?
Cellular shades are rather unique window treatments. While they look like a solid piece of fabric, similar to a traditional shade, their build is actually a little more intricate. Constructed with honeycomb-shaped pockets between their layers, they are designed to block or filter light. When raised, they fold tightly into themselves, allowing a lot of light in and an unobstructed view out.
What Do They Help With?
Insulating Your Home In Any Season
Thanks to their multiple layers and complex honeycomb middle, cellular shades are great at trapping in OR blocking out heat. In the winter, they trap in more warm air and stop it from escaping through the glass of your windows. In the summer, they act as a shield and block the outside heat from coming in, keeping your house nice and cool.
Keeping Energy Costs Down
If you are losing less heat in the winter and taking on less additional heat in the summer, you’re naturally going to use less electricity. Cooler rooms mean less need for AC. And less AC used means a much lower energy bill.
Blocking Unwanted Noise
The shades don’t just block light – they also block sound. Again, their multiple layers act as a muffler, slowing sound waves and preventing them from entering your home or room at full force. This can be especially useful when working from home or when trying to sleep at night.
Could your home use a little more insulation? Are you ready for cooler rooms and less AC usage? Call us today and let’s explore your best options for cellular shades that match your style and your functionality needs.