Honeycomb Blinds

July 6, 2016

zebra custom shadesHoneycomb Blinds Which are also known as cellular shades, are popular types of window coverings known for their energy-saving properties. They get their name from the honeycomb-shaped compartments that trap air between the window and the room, creating a buffer against heat loss in the winter and heat gain in the summer.

Choosing the Right Cell Size 

Most people opt for honeycomb shades because they are energy efficient. However, the amount of energy saved is entirely dependent on the size of the cells. It is important to know which cell size is right for your home or office windows, as the incorrect size can lessen their energy-saving properties, can cause damage to the shades themselves or can just look wrong in the window. Fortunately, it is not difficult to figure out the correct cell size.

Double cell honeycomb shades offer more insulation and are therefore more energy efficient—but this means that they are also much heavier, so are better suited for small or mid-sized window. Single cell shades are lighter, but provide less insulation. Small cells mean that the pleats are more narrow, which are best for small windows. Medium cells are a good balance for any window size, but especially mid-sized windows, and large cells have large pleats and are optimal for deeper window sills.

We at Lake Forest Blinds & Shades are willing to help you determine which kind of honeycomb shades will best suit your windows, with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

No matter what size cells or what type of honeycomb blinds you go for,

we stand behind our products with a five year warranty. Give us a call today!