Honeycomb blinds have six-sided hexagonal cells. You can get double-cell or single-cell honeycomb shades. These blinds are made of a single continuous piece of fabric and their style will fit any décor or room you have. These are one of the best options for the home when compared to other window treatments and can be a great investment.
What Are the Different Types of Window Treatments?
Honeycomb blinds are just one option when it comes to the many different types of window treatments you can purchase.
Wood Blinds: Wood blinds are just natural wood slats that are stained or painted. They are considered a classic treatment and are easy to use and complement many decorative styles.
Faux Wood Blinds: Faux wood blinds give you the look of wood blinds but for a cheaper cost. They are easy to maintain since there is no fade or fraying and just need a quick dust now and then. These blinds are good for high moisture areas, such as kitchens or bathrooms.
Shutters: Shutters serve as a functional window treatment but also an architectural statement. They can add value to the home. Shutters offer privacy when you have them closed, help insulate any sound, heat, and cold, and control incoming light.
Mini Blinds: Mini blinds can be a low-cost option when it comes to window treatments. They are basic blinds that help control the light and provide privacy. You can get them in a range of colors, along with different thicknesses, to solve any light issues.
Panel Track Blinds: These are a good option when covering a large space. These are a mix between vertical blinds and a drapery and feature a series of panels that slide with a track system. They can also be used as a room divider when mounted to the ceiling.
Curtains and Drapes: These are considered one of the most decorative window treatment options. Both terms are used interchangeably and feature full-length panels of material. Drapes are decorative but still filter light and can be lined to have better thermal insulation. Drapes are usually the perfect combination when used with another window treatment.
Honeycomb or Cellular Shades: These are the best for energy efficiency since they have little pockets of cells. The pockets of cells can be compared to a beehive, which is where these blinds get their name. The pockets trap air to keep heat away in the summer and then hold the warmth in during the winter. They are available in several different colors so they can be used in most rooms.
Woven Wood Shades: Woven wood shades are also referred to as bamboo shades. While many people think these only go with tropical décor, they can really be versatile. They also come in styles that range from more rustic and casual to elegant and tailored.
These shades are made from renewable material, such as grasses or bamboo, so they are environmentally friendly. They also help bring texture into the room.
Roman Shades: Roman shades have the functionality of a shade that closes and opens easily but the impression of a drapery. Roman shades are available in different fabrics and, when folded up, can even look like a valance. There are also plenty of options to choose from, such as cordless ones with thermal lining for better insulation.
Roller Shades: Roller shades are simple to operate. The shade hangs flat when lowered and then it rolls up. There are a lot of options, including a cordless lift option for a cleaner look. They are also a budget-friendly option.
Sheer Shades: Sheer shades give you the look of a fabric shade but have the same functionality as a blind. They are airy and light.
Solar Shades: This option is a roller shade but made with a screen material. It helps to bring the outdoors into your home but also allows you to cut down on glare. Solar shades are a great choice for energy efficiency to save on energy bills and resources.
Pleated Shades: Pleated shades are considered a more affordable alternative to cellular shades. They are constructed with crisp pleats that cascade down the window. The insulated benefits are not the same, but the look is similar.
Why Are Honeycomb Blinds the Best to Use?
There are several reasons why honeycomb blinds could be the best option for your space.
- Save on Energy Costs: These are one of the best types of insulating shade you can buy and can also make the temperature in your home more comfortable.
- Enjoy the View: When the blinds are raised, they almost completely disappear so there is nothing to hinder your view.
- Great Privacy: When you purchase honeycomb blinds, there is a blackout option. With this option, you can hide 99% of all-natural light when they are lowered.
- Safety: If you have pets or kids, honeycomb blinds come with a cordless operation, which makes them safer.
- Peaceful Sleeping: Not only can they insulate and block out light, which helps with better sleep, but there is also a unique structure that can help reduce noise and allow you even more restful sleep without noise distractions.
Honeycomb blinds can be used in any room but work best for living areas and bedrooms due to their properties.
Can Honeycomb Blinds Help Save on Energy Bills?
Window coverings in general can help reduce energy loss that happens through windows and this improves your home’s comfort and saves on heating and cooling bills. Up to 30% of the home’s heating energy can be lost through the windows. Some window treatments are more effective at blocking out heat to save even more on energy bills.
Insulated cellular shades, such as honeycomb blinds, are usually considered to have the highest R-values of any window covering. The air pockets in the cross-section start to act as insulation, which increases the R-value and reduces the conduction of heat through the windows.
The R-value is a measure of insulation and tells you how well any type of insulation can increase your energy savings. This means that these types of shades can be a good choice if you are hoping for significant energy savings. They are also great for home resale value because of this.
When you are trying to heat your home, tightly installed honeycomb shades can reduce the heat loss through your windows by 40% or even more. This will equal about 20% in energy savings. During the cooling seasons, honeycomb blinds reduce unwanted solar heat through windows by up to 80%.
There are also certain features of these blinds that make them even more energy efficient. Those that operate on sidetracks will be the most efficient when it comes to increasing the R-value of windows when compared to those that open top to bottom. Some of these also include the option for automation. This will allow the blinds to be opened and closed on a set schedule so you can optimize your cooling and heating loads and still maximize your home’s comfort and your natural light.
Where Can I Get Custom Honeycomb Blinds for My Windows?
There are many options when it comes to getting custom honeycomb blinds for your windows. Ordering at Fenstermann is easy. Contact us with the rough measurements of your windows and we will respond to work with your budget and preferences within 24 hours.
We even send you samples that meet your choices, so you can experience before you buy. Contact us today!