Unique Air Trapping DesignHunter Douglas designed the first honeycomb shade in 1985, called Duette®. This window treatment was unique in that it was constructed from layers of individual cells that would trap cold or hot air coming into a home from the window and prevent it from impacting the temperature inside. While Duette® has been re-designed many times since its debut more than three decades ago, it remains the gold standard of energy efficient window treat-ments. Now with the newly redesigned Duette®, you can select the size and thickness of cell layers to suit your home’s insulation needs.
Light Blocking & Light Reflecting Fabric ChoicesIn addition to choices for cell size and thickness, you can select virtually any fabric for your honeycomb shades. It’s important to consider the window before selecting a fabric. For example, if you have a window that receives a good amount of direct sunlight, es-pecially in the summer, you may want to consider a light blocking or light reflecting fabric. This will greatly reduce the amount of heat coming inside off the window and reduce the workload of your air conditioning system.
Top Down/Bottom Up ConfigurationHunter Douglas Honeycomb Shades are available with the Top Down/Bottom Up configuration. This is perfect for situations where privacy and the need for natural light are both important. This configuration allows you to close the bottom half of your win-dow, preserving your privacy, while leaving the top half of the win-dow open, allowing natural light to stream in. This configuration is ideal for bathrooms and bedrooms.
Cover More Than Just Windows
Duette® Honeycomb Shades are available in the Vertiglide™ op-erating system that allows the shades to hang and operate verti-cally instead of just horizontally. This is ideal for covering sliding glass doors, giving you insulation on your doors as well as your windows while allowing you to have full use of the door.Contact the knowledgeable team at A Shade Above today. With over 20 years of experience, our professional staff members are experts when it comes to energy efficiency and window fashion design. Call us or stop by one of our two state-of-the-art show-rooms, conveniently located in Charlotte and Cornelius, NC. We proudly serve the entire greater Charlotte area. Contact us today to get started!