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What Are Cellular Shades?

Are you looking to upgrade your home’s interior? Installing window treatments is a great place to begin and can give your room a new texture and color.

Cellular or honeycomb shades are made of fabric cells that expand and contract like an accordion when you raise or lower the shade. The cells are designed to trap air, provide insulation, and can even help to lower you energy bills. 

Here’s what you should know about cellular shades before you buy:

Shade opacity

Cellular shades are available in sheer, semi sheer, semi opaque, and opaque opacities. With all of the available opacities, these shades work well in any room. Sheer cellular shades will let in the most amount of light while opaque shades will let in the least amount. 

Single cell or double cell?

Cellular shades are available in single cell with one air pocket, or double cell with two air pockets. If you live in warmer climates, double cell shades are recommended since they’re more energy efficient, but they are more expensive than single cell.

Different options

Cellular shades are also available in three options: top down/bottom up, cordless, and motorized. The first option lets you lower the shade from the top and raise it from the bottom, cordless means you won’t see anything hanging from the window treatment, and motorized comes with a remote control to do the work for you.

At Patriot Blinds, our experts will help you find the best and affordable window treatments for your home. Contact us today and learn more about cellular shade and all of the other options we can offer you.

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