For as long as there have been windows in buildings, people have been trying to find the best way to cover them up when they are looking for a more relaxed environment without the outside world beating down on them. There are many options out there for those who want some type of coverage, and some types are definitely better and more efficient than others in certain areas, but there are very few good all-around options that check every need off of your list. Here is why cellular shades might just be the one to do it for your home.
One of the main benefits that cellular shades offer that other curtains and blinds simply can't is insulation. That is because the cellular shape expands to be quite large and has an enclosed area that contains a lot of air and acts as a natural barrier between the window and the rest of the interior of the house. This works much the same way that double glazed windows work, and has been demonstrated to lower the heat in summer and keep the warmth in during winter. Not only that, but it is quite effective at sound insulation too, so if you have noisy neighbors (or are the noisy neighbor), this might be the best option for you.
Fights Like A Glove
Some types of curtains and blinds are designed to be less intrusive and therefore do not completely cover windows and allow some sunlight to come through even when they are fully closed. Cellular shades are fitted to each individual window frame so that they completely block out the sun. You can choose to have very dark cellular shades, so it is virtually pitch-black when they are closed, or you can choose to have a more muted tone that allows a soft glow to still come in.
Light And Easy To Operate
Heavy curtains and thick wooden blinds can be quite tiring to open and close all the time, which is why it is vital that if you are on the smaller side you pick a window covering which you can easily adjust whenever. Cellular shades are built out of very lightweight material, so they can be retracted and put down with ease no matter how often you do it. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to use one either, so they are perfect for older American's who hate new-fangled technology being added into every corner of life.