More often than not, you will walk into a home and notice honeycomb shades hanging in the windows. These particular shades are widely sought after, due to their energy efficiency, easy operation and ideal look that they give to a room. There are many different types of honeycomb shades, ranging from simple to designer series, but today, we’re going to focus on the Applause style, and why it’s one of the most popular choices when it comes to window treatments.
A honeycomb shade is a type of cellular shade, made up of pleated fabric, which forms a sort of “honeycomb” look to the shade. These honeycombs, or compartments, have layers; some single, some double and some triple. Depending on the amount of layering in the compartments of the shade, determines the energy efficiency that the particular shade offers.
Applause shades are unique, due to the fact that their compartments are triple layered, making them one of the most energy efficient shades on the market. By having triple the layers compared to a standard shade, more air can get trapped inside the compartments, providing better insulation, and in turn, saving you money on your energy bills.
The Applause® Shade & Your Customized Options
Another great thing about Hunter Douglas Applause shades is that they are highly customizable. Making this product your own is easy, simply by choosing the following options that fit with your budget and the look that you’re going for.
- Fabric type
- Fabric color
- Operating system
There are many unique fabric colors and types available, which vary based on orientation (horizontal or vertical). Operating systems range from LiteRise, UltraGlide and PowerView. LiteRise lets you operate the shades with a push of your hand, eliminating the need for bulky cords. UltraGlide offers a retractable cord, and PowerView allows you to control your shades with your phone, tablet or remote with just a touch of a button.
The Numerous Benefits of Applause® Shades
As previously mentioned, the Applause shade is highly energy efficient, helping your home to stay cool in the summer and warm in the winter. The money saving benefit will be obvious once you switch to these shades. The Venue™ fabrics feature MicroShield Antimicrobial Protection, resistant to the growth of mold, bacteria and mildew, eliminating unpleasing odors in your home.
The Hunter Douglas Applause shade is the first cellular fabric product on the market to offer this level of protection.
Another significant benefit of these shades is their ability to reduce outside noise, helping to maintain the acoustics of the room. This will vary depending on which fabric you choose. And with various sizes available, there is an Applause shade for virtually any window, big or small. A top-down, bottom-up option is available for when you want to control the degree of light filtering into the room and maintain privacy. Simply open from the top, bottom or anywhere in between.
You Can’t Go Wrong
Whether you’re looking for style, function or a little bit of both, this versatile product has you covered. With its many customizable options and obvious benefits, it won’t take long to see the Hunter Douglas Applause shade working for you.