Pleated Shades vs. Cellular Shades
May 4 2010
Pleated shades vs cellular shades, what is the difference? They both look the same, right? Why should you choose one over the other and what we recommend.
Both pleated shades and cell shades are made from similar fabrics and materials so they look the same. Both function and operate the same way. Typically each have a single lit cord but both can be made cordless or with as top down bottom up shades. Both types of shades offer translucent or room darkening fabrics for either light control or light filtration. They also both have different size pleats. Here is what makes each unique and different from the other.
Cellular shades are known as honeycomb shade due to the honeycomb design when looking at the shades from the side. The greatest benefit of cell shades is the insulation they provide. This insulation helps with sound as well as energy. Honeycomb shades are one of the best energy saving window coverings.
Honeycomb Cell Shades
Pros of Cellular Shades
Cons of Cellular Shades
Pleated shades look like honeycomb cellular shades from the front. Pleated shades are quality shades but do not offer the insulation of a honeycomb shade.
Pros of Pleated Shades
Cons of Pleated Shades
Both pleated shades and cell shades offer many good qualities and each has their own cons. Hopefully this helps you better understand the difference between a pleated shade and a honeycomb cell shade so you can make an educated decision when placing your order.
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