Many homeowners here in the Lake Ozark area are familiar with pleated shades, a classic style that has been covering windows for decades. First developed to give consumers a softer, cloth option different from mini-blinds, pleated shades offered a new look with the bonus of improving energy efficiency. Pleated shades and honeycomb shades are similar, but have some differences that affect both style and efficiency.
Features of Honeycomb Shades and Pleated Shades
Honeycomb shades and pleated shades, both also called “cellular shades” have many similarities. Both types of window treatments feature a single lift cord, with available cordless options for child and pet safety. With both types of shades, you have many options for pleat sizes, colors, and fabric. You can special features for your honeycomb or pleated shades, such as room-darkening, motorization, and top-down-bottom-up operation. While pleated shades and honeycomb shades do have a similar look, there is one significant difference. Pleated shades allow light and air to escape due to the small cord holes in the pleats. Honeycomb shades feature a hidden cord inside the construction of the window treatment, blocking air and light.
Why Choose Honeycomb Window Coverings?
Honeycomb window shades advantages include:
- Single, double and triple honeycomb construction in different pleat sizes
- Excellent insulation, offering the highest efficiency ratings in the industry
- Greater variety of colors and softer fabric options
- Improved rooms acoustics at the window
- Available in horizontal and vertical applications for sliding doors
- Better retention and durability of pleats
Honeycomb window shades tend to be a little more expensive than pleated shades.
Why Choose Pleated Window Coverings?
Pleated window shades advantages include:
- Crisp contemporary look in your window
- Less expensive than honeycomb shades
- Available with no-hole privacy options and additional liners that can be operated separately or together
Pleated shades have small holes where the cords runs through, letting light and air come through and making them less energy efficient.
Honeycomb Shades on a Budget
While honeycomb shades may be more expensive than pleated shades, we offer a variety of honeycomb shade options to meet most any budget. Here are some of your options, from least expensive to most expensive:
- Hunter Douglas® Applause® honeycomb shade
- Hunter Douglas® Applause® Vertiglide® honeycomb shade
- Hunter Douglas Duette® honeycomb shade
Hunter Douglas Duette® Vertiglide® honeycomb shade
- Most energy efficient honeycomb shade in the industry with a unique a honeycomb within a honeycomb design.
Hunter Douglas Duette® Architella® honeycomb shade
Hunter Douglas Duette® Architella® Vertiglide® honeycomb shade
Window Coverings in Lake Ozark
Windows & More proudly serves Lake Ozark, Osage Beach & Camden, Miller & Morgan counties, with a showroom in Osage Beach. Contact us for a window treatment consultation!