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HONEYCOMB SHADES – THE PROS AND CONS

Honeycomb shades, also referred to as Cellular or Pleated shades, are one of the most popular window treatments out on the market today. Why is this, you ask? They are superior shades simply because of their distinctive combination of function and durability. Functionally, they are able to block light (and UV Rays) out entirely, or allow some sunlight into the room while still maintaining full privacy. In addition, the Polyester or Spunlace fabrics used in manufacturing these shades are soft to touch, yet durable to withstand the test of time.  

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  However, where Honeycomb shades separate themselves from the competition is through their insulatory properties. Constructed with woven and non-woven materials, Honeycomb shades offer great insulation from both noise and the surrounding elements. This is achieved due to the pocket of air trapped inside the centre of the shade, offering additional insulation which other window coverings cannot offer. This is the main reason behind Honeycomb shades being referred to as the ultimate “year-round” window treatment. In the Summer they block out the heat and UV rays while conserving the cool, air conditioned air inside. In the Winter they conserve the heat within the rooms of your home. This is the epitome of an energy efficient window covering! How can you say no to a window treatment that looks good, durable, functional and saves you money? You can’t!  

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  Below are some other reasons to choose Honeycomb Shades for your windows, as well as other factors to be aware of prior to purchase: Pros –        Always come in a wide variety of colours, but maintain a neutral backing that assures a uniform appearance to the outside world –        Come in single, double and triple cells for different levels of insulation –        Various options like cordless, top down bottom up, continuous cord loop –        Variety of pleat sizes to match your existing décor –        Come in various levels of darkness: light filtering, room darkening or blackout –        No visible cord holes for complete light blockage   Cons –        Light control is limited, honeycomb shades cannot be “tilted” like traditional blinds. –        Honeycomb shades are more difficult to clean and maintain (Click HERE to learn how to clean your Honeycomb Shades) –        The design (pleated look) of the shade is not your classic “clean” shade look and may not match or complement your existing décor   Door Decor- Honeycomb     There you go, everything you need to know about Honeycomb shades! It shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise that the pros vastly outweigh the cons and force you to highly consider covering your windows with Honeycomb shades. For the month of September Shade Works is proud to offer 30% OFF ALL Honeycomb products using code “honeycomb30” upon checkout. Get yours today!  

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