Why is it called a cellular shade?
A cellular shade has cells to trap air inside them. The trapped air creates an insulting effect to maintain the warmth of the room. You might have learnt that air is a bad conductor of heat and cellular shades are based on this simple science. Cellular shades are generally made up of soft fabric or paper-like material. In fabric, synthetic and natural – both material options are available.
How are cellular shades created?
Honeycomb. Cellular shades resemble like them. Window shade makers apply different design patterns – simple to complex – for cell creation. The design impacts the price. In the simplest structure, two layers of fabrics are used with pleats. The pleats of one fabric are placed against that of others that helps in creating cells or vacuum at a regular interval. An array of color choices for the fabric or paper used in making the shade is available with us.
The pleats are joined using hardware materials. A string is placed inside to help you raise and lower the shade as per requirement. Wall mounting brackets are placed on either side of the shade on the top to fix it on the window. Before hanging the window shade, apply some insecticide to deter insects and reduce the fungal growth. At Veteran Blinds, we make use of premium quality hardware and standard installation procedure to mount the window.
Where to put cellular shades?
There are two key purposes of using cellular shades. First, to retain heat as discussed above. Second, to create a darkening and cozy effect. These attributes make them more appropriate for bedroom and bathroom, and home office – where you expect to have more privacy and little distraction from outside.
If you are confused about what kind of cellular shades to go with, book an appointment with us. We’ll reach out to you and do a survey to provide the right guidance.