The Difference Between Cellular and Roller Shades

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Choosing Shades For Your Home

Shades are a popular window treatment option for many homeowners, but each specific type has its pros and cons. In this blog post, we will help you decide which treatment is right for you by comparing two of our most popular shade options: cellular shades and roller shades.

Cellular Shades

Cellular shades, also known as honeycomb shades, are a type of window shade made from fabric that is pleated into small cells. These cells trap air, which helps to insulate your home, keeping it cool in the summer and warm in the winter. In addition to their insulating properties, cellular shades also do a great job of blocking out UV rays, making them a good choice for rooms that get a lot of direct sunlight.

One thing that might make you hesitate to choose cellular shades is that they tend to be a more expensive option compared to roller shades. Additionally, you might find that the honeycomb look does not match the aesthetics of your home.

Roller Shades

Roller shades are made from a piece of fabric that is rolled up around a tube that sits at the top of the window. They are more affordable than cellular shades, but they do not provide as much insulation. Roller shades are still good at blocking out UV rays, and they come in a variety of colors and materials to match the look of your home.

One downside to roller window shades is that they can be difficult to operate if you have large windows or high ceilings.

Installing Your Shades

So, which type of shade is right for you? The answer depends on your needs and preferences. Whichever you end up choosing, remember that Bloomin' Blinds is here to help custom fit, install, and even motorize your treatments! Contact us today to learn more.