At Shutter Guy here in Charleston, we offer the full line of Hunter Douglas products, including their honeycomb shades. Our customers often ask us the difference between the types—which include Duette® and Applause®. Because many people have different style preferences, functional needs, and budget requirements, in this blog, we’ll break down the benefits of Hunter Douglas honeycomb shades for you.
The Major Differences
You just can’t go wrong with either style of honeycomb shade. No matter which you choose, you’re bound to fall in love.
- Duette Honeycomb Shades. Pick Duette honeycomb shades if you are looking for good energy efficiency in a window shade that offers a wider variety of fabrics, pleat sizes, and color options. Duette honeycomb shades continue to be the market leader across the nation and are perfect for specialty shaped windows.
- Applause Honeycomb Shades. Pick Applause honeycomb shades if you are looking for energy savings at an affordable price but still want the quality of the Hunter Douglas brand. Applause also has a Vintage line that is made from 40% recycled fibers.
Whether you decide to go with Duette or Applause honeycomb shades, a popular feature is top-down/bottom-up operation, which lets you move the top or bottom of the shade up or down independently. This option will give you more precise control over light and privacy.
Safety is top of mind with all our window treatment products. For enhanced child and pet safety, our Honeycomb shades are available with cordless lifting systems, such as LiteRise® and EasyRise™ with cord tensioner for enhanced child and pet safety. Or go with motorization. PowerView® motorization from Hunter Douglas offers you the best in child and pet safety as well as convenience, energy efficiency, and home security. To learn more about PowerView, be sure to speak with one of our trained specialists.
Honeycomb Shades in the Charleston SC Area
The window treatment professionals at the Shutter Guy are trained to assist you in the selection of the right treatment for YOUR windows! Our knowledgeable and experienced staff knows how to ask the right questions to ensure your new window treatments exceed your expectations. We service Charleston, SC and surrounding areas including, Isle of Palms, Sullivan’s Island, Folly Beach, Mt Pleasant, Georgetown, Myrtle Beach, Kiawah Island, Seabrook Island, Awendah, Goose Creek, and the “Low Country.” Contact us to schedule a consultation, and be sure to check out our Calling Out Cancer program to see how a percentage of your purchase with us goes toward cancer support and research.