3 Things to Know About Cellular Shades

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Cellular shades, also known as honeycomb shades, are popular for their clean, contained look that adds freshness to any room and compliments any decor style. There are many benefits to these types of shades and many options when it comes to choosing the best fit for your needs.

1. Energy Efficiency

One major benefit is the excellent insulation found with this shade design. Cellular Shades are the most energy efficient window treatment on the market. Their honeycomb shape is designed to trap air inside the cell walls to help regulate the temperature of your home.

2. Light Filtering Capabilities

Another reason for choosing honeycomb shades is for their wide variety of light filtering capabilities. Fabric choices can allow for light diffusing, room darkening, or even blackout, if you’re needing to control the amount of light coming in. When retracted, cellular shades become a small, neat stack, raised to reveal your window’s view and let the sunlight stream in.

3. Control Systems

Cellular shades feature a variety of control systems to add to their ease of use, safety for children and pets, and convenience in your home.

Cordless Lift

This popular, hidden control system, allows you to effortlessly lift or lower the shades with the simple touch of a finger. This system is recommended for homes with small children and provides a clean look in your window as there are no visible cords.

Continuous Loop

This system functions on one continuous loop cord where the shades can be raised or lowered by pulling the cord in either direction. This system is effective for taller or wider windows.

Top Down Bottom Up

The top down bottom up system allows shades to be raised from the bottom, or lowered from the top so you can stack your window covering in any position. This system is ideal if you want more light, and an unobstructed view, while still maintaining privacy.


With this system, your shades can be raised or lowered with the ultimate level of convenience, remote control. This system also provides the greatest ease of use and safety for your children and pets.

Cellular Shades at Express Blinds

At Express Blinds, we offer a wide range of cellular shades to add beauty and efficiency to any space. Call (865) 730-4880 today to learn more about cellular shades and which window treatment options will best meet your needs.

Darla Zorn
Darla Zorn

Inspirational founder of Express Blinds, Shutters, Drapes, and Shades, combining style and function in window solutions. Industry leader dedicated to exceptional customer experiences and innovation.