Cellular shades were first introduced to the world in 1985 by Hunter Douglas, developed in response to the global energy crisis of the 1970s. Over the years, cellular shades have been redesigned and re-imagined, yet remain one of the most popular choices for window treatments today. Cellular shade collections are now offered not only by Hunter Douglas but by other top brands that we carry, such as Alta and Lafayette. Cellular shades are the gold standard in providing a superior level of energy efficiency, but they’re also a beautiful design complement to your home’s decor.
Design Features and Operating Systems
Cellular shades are available in hundreds of colors, textures and opacity levels to complement your existing home decor. Fabric options range from very simple to luxurious designer fabrics. There are options for pleat sizes for varying levels of home insulation. If light control is a concern, there are options and features that maximize the room darkening ability of the shades. In addition to the convenient Top Down/Bottom Up feature, that allows for maximum privacy while allowing natural light into your home, cellular shades can be installed vertically as well as horizontal for optimal operation over sliding glass doors and large expanses of windows.
As their name suggests, cellular shades are made of multiple layers of cells in a honeycomb-like pattern. These cells do an excellent job of trapping unwanted cold or hot air at your window, preventing it from impacting the temperature inside your home. This not only insulates your home: it also drastically reduces the amount of work required of your home’s heating and cooling system. You should see a noticeable decrease in your home energy costs when you switch to cellular shades. Because of this effective insulating design, cellular shades are excellent at sound absorption. In addition to being incredibly efficient, cellular shades are also beautiful and stylish, and you are sure to find the perfect set to complement your home’s décor in addition to lowering your energy bills.
Call the Blind Guy today to get the perfect Hunter Douglas, Alta, or Lafayette cellular shades for your home! We can answer all of your questions and guide you to the right window treatments for your home. Proudly serving the greater Flathead area, including Kalispell, Bigfork, Whitefish, Eureka, Ronan, and Polson, MT, call us today to set up a complementary in-home consultation.