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Secret of Custom Cellular Shades

Getting To Know Custom Cellular Shades

Cellular shades, also known as honeycomb shades, are the gold standard when it comes to energy-efficient window treatments. They provide a superior level of protection against hot and cold air entering your home, but cellular shades go far beyond just an energy-efficient window treatment.

Energy Efficiency

Originally designed by Hunter Douglas back in 1985, cellular shades were the first ever window treatment specifically designed to help insulate homes and assist homeowners in reducing home energy costs. The secret is their unique honeycomb construction. Layers of individual cells trap air entering a home through the window, preventing that air from affecting the temperature inside. Since its creation over three decades ago, cellular shades have been redesigned to keep up with new technology and design trends. Hunter Douglas’ Duette® honeycomb shades remain the industry leader in energy-efficient window treatments.

Design and Customization

Your imagination is the limit when it comes to designing and customizing cellular shades. There are options for the level of insulation you need in your home. You can choose from different cell sizes and thicknesses to give you the right amount of protection from the outside elements. There are hundreds of fabrics and colors to choose from, as well. For bedroom windows or windows in a home theater, consider choosing a light-blocking fabric for your cellular shades. For a southern facing window or a window that gets a lot of direct sunlight, especially in the summer months, a light-reflecting fabric would be a good choice for your shades. You can choose fabrics to match or complement existing upholstery or draperies.

Operating Systems

A convenient option available on Duette® Honeycomb shades is the Top Down/Bottom Up feature. This unique option allows you to leave the bottom section of the shade in the closed position for added privacy while the top half of the window shade remains open, letting natural light stream into your home. This is an especially convenient feature for bathroom and bedroom windows.

Duette® Honeycomb Shades are available with the latest technology from Hunter Douglas, the PowerView® Motorization system. This system allows you to operate your window treatments wirelessly with the touch of a button. Either by using the stylish Pebble™ Remote Control inside your home or from anywhere using any smart device with the PowerView® App, you can pro-gram and adjust your shades at any time. PowerView® works seamlessly with most existing home automation systems.

Whether you’re having a difficult time deciding what the right window covering is for your sliding glass doors, or you want to optimize your home’s energy efficiency, Hunter Douglas offers the Vertiglide™ feature for sliding glass doors. This option allows Duette® Honeycomb shades to be mounted and operate in the vertical position. They slide from side to side with a split stack Vertiglide™ shade, with each side of the shade operating independently, giving you full access and use of your sliding glass doors while insulating your home from the elements.

The friendly and knowledgeable team at WTI Window Treatment Installation can help you find the perfect cellular shade for your home. We proudly serve Concord, Carlisle, Acton, Sudbury, Stow, Bedford, Littleton, Harvard, Groton, Wayland, Wellesley, Weston, Needham, Belmont, Chestnut Hill, Newton, Boxborough, Bolton, Lincoln, Westford, Winchester, Lexington, Arlington, Cambridge, and Charleston, MA. Call us today!

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