The cold months are still here, and if you listen closely past the howling wind and thuds of icy snow pelting against the glass, you just might hear your window’s cries…“I’m so cold! Could I get a little insulation please?!”
How should you treat this unwelcome invasion of arctic-temperature air into your toasty interior? In all my years of treating windows, I have found no product more suited to the task than Honeycomb Shades.
[custom_frame_right][/custom_frame_right]Honeycomb shades, also commonly known as Cellular Shades, differ from their cousins, the pleated shade and roller shade, because they are uniquely constructed with pockets of fabric. These pockets, or cells, capture air within the shade, providing extra insulation for your windows against noise and temperature changes. They’re not just a winter product either – these shades are the best when it comes to keeping your home cool in the summer months.
Honeycomb shades are also among the most versatile shade styles out there. It is a great product for windows that have limited casing depth, and it works perfectly with motorization for two-story windows, or hard to reach windows like above the bath tub or in the foyer. They also come in an almost infinite number of colors, sizes, shapes, and textures…. they are so much fun to design with!
If you’re interested in selecting the most energy efficient honeycomb shade, there are a couple things that are worth noting:
Cell Size – Honeycombs come in several different cell pocket sizes (usually 3/8”, ¾”, and 1 ¼” The larger the cell size, the more energy efficient it is. The depth of your window sill can dictate how large a cell size you can get
Opacity – Honeycombs come in sheer, semi-sheer, and opaque varieties. Go for darker opacity for greater energy savings.
# of Cells – You may notice that honeycombs come in single, double, and triple cell varieties. In general, the more cells, the more insulation.
With approximately 10-25% of the energy you’re paying for escaping through your windows, it’s a worthwhile investment to look into honeycomb shades for better home insulation. For those of you out there interested in this type of product, we have a great promotion available.
[custom_frame_left][/custom_frame_left]For a limited time, a $25 consumer rebate for each cellular shades and $50 rebate for each honeycomb slider panels. And here’s another bonus – a Free Top-down Bottom-Up upgrade on select cellular shade purchases. How great is that?
If you want to talk more about cellular shades, or want to take advantage of this quarter’s promotion, give me a ring or shoot me an email. As most of you already know, I’m always up for some window talk ☺