Honeycomb blinds— also known as cellular shades and named because of their honeycomb-shaped airy layers that fold in an accordion-like fashion when they’re pulled up—are a sleek design choice when it comes to choosing the right window treatments for your home. But even aside from their stylish aesthetic, they offer a ton of additional benefits for your home.
Cellular shades are considered to have the highest R-rating (a measurement of how well a material minimizes the loss or gain energy) of any type of window treatment.
When discussing shades or blinds, that “R” rating stands for resistance: Window treatments, along with other products designed to insulate against heat and cold, are rated for how effectively they resist the rigors of high or low temperatures. The higher the R rating, the better the heat- and cold-blocking features.
And while window treatments typically fall in the R-0 to R-3 range, honeycomb blinds far exceed that benchmark. With R-ratings of 3.5 to 3.7, they offer some of the most effective window insulation you can find.
If you own a home, you already know the challenges of insulating your living space through every season:
The secret lies in the design—specifically, the blind’s unique structure of honeycomb-shaped compartments. Each blind contains a series of collapsible, air-filled structures known as open cells that keep air temperature-moderated inside (that cell-structure explains why they are also commonly called cellular blinds or shades).
Aside from their impressive energy-saving qualities, cellular shades are easily customizable and come in a range of design options. They can also be easily integrated into an existing home automation system to make them even more functional.
In any season, and for every reason, cellular shades deliver outstanding benefits in energy savings, aesthetic design, and year-round comfort.
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