Insulated Window Shades

Insulated Window Shades

April 25, 2023 By Hunter Douglas

Which Insulating Window Shades Work the Best?


The right insulating window shades can drastically prevent heat from escaping your home in winter and entering in summer, so you reduce energy loss and stay comfortable all year long.


Insulated Cellular Shades


The most insulating shades on the market are cellular shades. They're available in a variety of styles, from traditional honeycomb to cellular shades that combine the look of Roman shades or roller shades.

Alustra® Duette® Architella® Honeycomb Shades Fabric: Apollo™   Color: Reflection

The Original Honeycomb Shades


Duette® Honeycomb Shades are the original cellular shades, featuring a unique honeycomb construction that traps air in distinct pockets for an extra layer of insulation at the window.


Duette® Architella® Honeycomb Shades for Maximum Insulation


For even better insulation, you could opt for a honeycomb-within-a-honeycomb construction found in Duette Architella shades. This honeycomb design has more layers of fabric and insulating air pockets, which makes it even more energy efficient than the single honeycomb construction.

Sonnette in Elan Daisy White
Sonnette® Cellular Roller Shades Fabric: Elan®   Color: Daisy White

Insulating Your Home with Roller Shades


Sonnette® Cellular Roller Shades combine the insulating construction of a cellular shade with the clean lines and simplicity of a roller shade. Their cleverly curved shape gently softens the light for a beautiful glow while providing energy efficiency at the window. Choose from four fabric collections in 48 trend-setting colors, ranging from versatile neutrals to vibrant hues in two opacities. 

Duette® Honeycomb Shades Fabric: Architella® Alexa™   Color: Desert Sands

How Motorization Plays an Important Role


With PowerView® Automation, you can raise and lower your shades with a simple push of a button, tap on a mobile phone or voice control using a smart-home device, which can be helpful for hard-to-reach windows. But the PowerView system offers much more than just convenience. With it, you can schedule your shades to move automatically at certain times of the day and create personalized shade-setting Scenes within one room or your entire home. This easily prevents heat loss in the winter, blocks the harsh sun in the summer and protects your furnishings from damaging UV rays.


Responding to Light and Temperature Sensors


If you integrate your PowerView® Hub with a compatible smart-home system, you can program your shades to raise and lower in response to light- and temperature-sensor commands sent from that system.


For instance, when your home reaches a certain temperature, you can set your shades to automatically block light from entering your room. This provides better insulation and also prevents the sun from fading and deteriorating your fabrics, carpet, hardwood floors and other wood surfaces.Or, to keep your home warmer in the winter, you could program your shades to open when the sun is shining in your room and close when it’s moved away. You can even customize the shades in each room to operate differently, depending on how you use the room and how much sun is coming in.

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