The Best Insulating Window Shades for Your Home


Insulating shades in living room

Sonnette™ Cellular Roller Shades Fabric: Elan® Color: Pearl Gray

Which Insulating Window Treatments Work 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.

Insulated honeycomb shades in dining roomAlustra® 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.

Insulated shades in home officeSolera® Soft Shades Fabric: Biscayne Color: Dove

Insulated Roman Shades

If you want the energy efficiency of a cellular shade but love the luxurious look of Roman shades, Solera® Soft Shades feature soft folds that create air-trapping pockets for increased insulation. They come in gorgeous woven and nonwoven fabrics, colors, patterns and textures in both light-filtering and room-darkening opacities.

Insulated shades in dining roomSonnette™ 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.

Insulated shadesDuette® 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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