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The Enhanced Features of Hybrid Roller Shades

With a design that’s simple but stylish, roller shades are magnificent window treatments for the home because their uncomplicated design affords a rich variety of personalization and hybridization options. The most popular hybrid roller shades take the effortless elegance of roller shades and enhance their usability with innovative features from other window treatment styles like the energy efficiency of cellular shades and the UV protection of screen shades.

Designer Banded Shades Fletcher, North Carolina (NC) with effortless style and enhanced features like energy efficiency

Roller Shades + Screen Shades

While roller shades and screen shades operate in much the same way, they are fabricated from very different types of materials. Hunter Douglas roller shades (including Designer Roller Shades and Design Studio™ Roller Shades) pull from a vast collection of fabrics with a range of colors, patterns, and textures as well as lines of exclusive designer prints like the Rebecca Atwood Design Studio™ Fabric Collection. Hunter Douglas screen shades, on the other hand, utilize screen or mesh-like textiles for window treatments focused primarily on light control and UV protection. However, Designer Banded Shades from Hunter Douglas offers the best of both traditional roller shades and screen shades. Constructed with bands of both opaque fabric and translucent screen material, Designer Banded Shades offer the view through visibility and light control of screen shades and the privacy and chic style of roller shades.

Roller Shades + Cellular Honeycomb Shades

Since Hunter Douglas unveiled their line of cellular honeycomb shades in the 1980s, this style of window shade has been prized for its energy efficiency. Designed with spheroidal hollows in each vane, the cellular construction of honeycomb shades allows the window treatment to trap air within itself and thus create a natural layer of insulation. The insulating layer helps control indoor temperatures by minimizing energy transfer for a more energy-efficient home. Those who desire the stylish design options of roller shades but also want the money-saving benefits of a cellular honeycomb shade will appreciate hybrid Sonnette™ Cellular Roller Shades from Hunter Douglas. Though Sonnette™ Cellular Roller Shades visually and operationally resemble traditional roller shades, their hidden cellular construction affords this hybrid roller shade the energy-efficient benefits of traditional honeycomb shades.

Duolite® System

It’s not just the aesthetical design of roller shades that have been hybridized with other styles of window treatments for optimal performance, the straightforward design of the operating system for roller shades has also been adapted in new and exciting ways. For instance, the Hunter Douglas Duolite® System utilizes two fabrics of differing opacities on a single roller for both light filtering and light blocking versatility. The Duolite® System is available with a variety of window treatments from Hunter Douglas including:

  • Designer Roller Shades
  • Applause Honeycomb Shades
  • Silhouette® Window Shadings
  • Vignette® Modern Roman Shades
Come discover the best of hybrid roller shades at Blinds & Designs located near Fletcher, North Carolina. Contact Blinds & Designs to request a consultation and speak with a window treatment expert about the options and availability of Hunter Douglas roller shades and hybrid roller shades for your home. Blinds & Designs serves those living in western North Carolina including in and around the towns of Asheville, Hendersonville, Weaverville, and Fletcher, NC.