Honeycomb shades are a low-profile pleated cloth material that climbs to a small stack to unveil your view and cut the heat while securing your privacy. Honeycombs are known for their highest R-value* to prevent the heat flow in and out of your window. Cordless and automated applications are available for your convenience with user-friendly controls. The longevity and the slick-looking materials make the honeycomb the most desirable window treatment for saving energy and to enrich your décor.
1-Thermal resistance is a heat property and a measurement of a temperature difference by which an object or material resists a heat flow – Wikipedia
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Also known as cellular shades, they have the smallest stacking area and can be made from materials that are 3/8”, 3/4”, and 1 ¼”; and the headrail can be as small as 2” projection X 1 ½” drop.
Honeycombs benefits: they are used to block the sun and control privacy. With the top-down/bottom-up option, you can keep your outside view while having privacy. Another benefit is that they are a perfect fit in small openings.
Honeycombs use: they are used typically in bedrooms and family rooms to darken the room and help the glare when watching TV. Honeycombs are mostly used in residential homes
Honeycombs mounting requirements: they require a ½” of minimum mounting surface to be installed safely.
Honeycombs types: they can be made of sheer light-filtering material (or room-darkening).
Honeycombs colors: they come in various color schemes; lately, there are more than twenty collections, and each collection has more than twenty colors.
Honeycombs recommended manufacturer: There is no preferred manufacturer for the Honeycombs, as they have a long history. The Hunter Douglas Duette collection offers a wider variety of colors and custom materials to fit any decor.
Honeycombs controls: Honeycombs can be controlled with a cord lock, continuous cord, UltraglideTM (retractable cord from Hunter Douglas only), cordless, battery-operated, and hardwired when it’s controlled with a home system
Honeycombs child safety: the cordless system is the safer application when it comes to child safety and cord-hanging. Ultraglide and the automated shades can be another solution for windows that promote child safety.
Honeycombs how to budget: a 48” X 48” from a reputable manufacturer can be between *$150 to $750
*Prices depend on the color, quantity, manufacturer, warranty, type of service, labor, insurance, and provider experience.
Things to consider before you buy:
Once they are in the closed position, there will be no control option (such as tilting).