Homeowners that are serious about conserving energy and saving energy costs will want to consider adding cellular shades to their homes. Cellular shades are one of the best window treatment shades to use if you want to significantly reduce the loss of heat during cold seasons and the entry of excess heat during warm seasons.
How Cellular Shades Save Energy
Cellular shades were invented towards the end of 1970s, when the country was going through a severe energy crisis. The design of the material making up these shades resembles bee hive cells and so they are also called honeycomb shades. This unique design creates air pockets within these cells, which act as insulators against both temperature and noise.
Cellular shades come in a variety of cell sizes, all of which offer varying degrees of insulation protection. Common shades come in single pleated cells measuring 3/8”, 3/4” and 1/2" and double pleated cells of 3/8” and 1/2". There are also available large shades with 1 1/4” cells designed to cover larger window spaces. The double cells are best for insulating purposes because they trap more air.
If you are really serious about energy conservation and money savings, cellular shades are also available with triple cells. Even further insulating features can be added through materials designed to better filter light, more effectively darken a room, or for total blackout. The fabric thickness and weave used, as well as the cell design, are extremely important in determining a cellular shade’s insulation level.
Get the Cellular Shades You Need to Match Your Home
Besides adding a strong layer of insulation to your home’s windows and glass doors, cellular shades also provide a wonderful display of pleated visual pleasure. These shades are commonly made from polyester and cotton and come in literally hundreds of textures, colors, designs, prints and other options making them easy to fit into your home’s décor.
There are also several retraction and extension methods available. You might choose cellular shades that operate from the bottom up, from the top down, with or without cords, or with a continuous corded loop. You can even select honeycomb shades that are motorized which are extremely inviting for homeowners that are elderly or disabled. Get the Exact Cellular Shades You Require
If you’re having trouble deciding which cellular shades are the best selections for your home, request a free in-home consultation from Solar Window Fashions. One of our window treatment design experts will assist you with making the right choices for your home’s décor, energy conservation needs and budget requirements. They will also help you determine the needs and measurements for custom-designed honeycomb shades to fit odd-shaped spaces. You will then be provided with a free quote on the window treatments of your choice.
We guarantee that your home window treatment order will be produced and ready to go within 10 days. A team of our professional window treatment installers will then be provided to install your new cellular shades free of charge.
What are you waiting for? Contact Solar Window Fashions now and start the process towards acquiring beautiful and cost effective cellular shades for your home!