In this article, Awnings, Blinds, and Shutters by Albert’s South Jersey Wallpaper—located in Haddon Heights, New Jersey (NJ)—are here to tell you what makes cellular shades from Hunter Douglas so innovative. We also carry the full selection of Hunter Douglas blinds, shades, shutters, and motorized window coverings.
At Albert’s South Jersey Wallpaper, we offer an incredible variety of window treatments, from blinds to shutters and everything in between. One of the most innovative varieties is the cellular shade.
Cellular shades, also known as honeycomb shades, were created in the 1980s in response to the nation’s energy crisis of the previous decade. Experts have known for decades that windows can account for up to 50% of a home’s energy loss as heating and air-conditioning leak out through thin glass or between the window and the trim.
The cells that make up these energy efficient shades are designed to trap the cold winter air trying to enter your home and to keep your air-conditioning inside in the summer. If you want increased efficiency, some cellular shades come with two or three layers of cells, while others allow you to add extra layers of insulating material within each cell. In addition to keeping warm or cold air where it should be, these unique window coverings also block unwanted noise from the outside and can dampen echoes that often occur in a large room or one without carpeting or upholstered furnishings.
Unlike real wood blinds that tend to look traditional, or panel track shades, which look more contemporary, cellular shades work well with any type of décor. They work well with curtains, draperies, and valances, or are perfectly able to dress up your windows on their own. They are available in a wide range of colors, allowing them to blend in with your wall color or window trim, or add some visual interest to your room with a contrasting color.
Honeycomb shades offer a wide range of light control options. If you want less light control, you can select a translucent fabric. If you need to darken your room for a daytime sleeper or to watch your favorite movie, an opaque fabric can be used. Whatever level of light control you choose, your cellular shades will still protect your furnishings and flooring, because their fabric filters out damaging UV rays when the shades are closed.
Cellular shades are a great choice for homes with children or pets. While the standard operating system for these window treatments is corded, they are also available without cords, eliminating the risk of entanglement. Unlike aluminum blinds, which have slats that can become bent, the solid construction of cellular shades stands up well against little hands and furry friends trying to see out the window.
The window treatment experts at Albert’s South Jersey Wallpaper can help you create the perfect cellular shades for your home based on your décor and light control needs. We also carry many other styles of window treatments, including blinds, shutters, and other shades, as well as custom drapery, wallcoverings, and awnings.
If you live in Burlington, Camden, or Gloucester counties, or within the tri-state area, we encourage you to visit our showroom in Haddon Heights, New Jersey.