The Ultimate Guide to Cellular Shades

Cellular Shades are available in several different types, each with its own pros and cons. With so many options, it can be difficult to choose which type of cellular shade is right for your needs and lifestyle. If you’re ready to choose the best cell shade type, then read on! In this ultimate guide to Cellular Shades, we’ll cover everything you need to know about them, from their history to how they’re made and what kinds of benefits they can offer your home or business. You’ll be well-informed about Cellular Shades when you’re done reading this article!

What are Cellular Shades?

The most popular and common style of modern window treatments is Cellular Shades. In a nutshell, they are specially engineered fabrics with tiny vertical slats that allow light and natural ventilation into your home while blocking heat from escaping during warm seasons and heat from entering during cold seasons. Think of them as mini-blinds with fabric instead of wood slats; you can adjust how much light enters or remains blocked out at any given time, unlike opaque window treatments like drapes or blinds which only give you options on how far open or closed they are. For example, if it’s a particularly chilly day, lift your Cellular Shades all the way up so they’re flush against your windows; no one will be able to see inside while sunlight floods in!

Benefits of Cellular Shades:

Not only do Cellular Shades offer their own style and design, but they also have unique benefits of privacy control, thermal properties, and security. They’re great for blocking out harmful ultraviolet rays that can fade furniture, carpets, and rugs. They help keep your home or office cool in warm weather by reducing heat gain through glass doors or windows and are easy to open if you want a little airflow. These shades can also provide added security by providing a level of darkness that keeps prying eyes from seeing inside your house. Unlike regular shades that may be easily lifted up or moved aside, Cellular Shades can’t be taken down without cutting them—making them a great option for those who want added protection in their homes or businesses.

Cellular Shade Styles & Materials

There are two primary types of Cellular Shades: Honeycomb shades and traditional slatted blinds. Honeycomb shades offer a tighter fit and come in more design options. Both Honeycomb and slatted styles come in various colors, textures, and even finishes for a more custom look. Aside from looking great, Cellular Shades can block up to 99% of light when closed. (They let light through when opened.) When it comes to materials, Cellular Shades may be made with either man-made or natural materials. As far as price goes, they’re relatively affordable compared to other window treatments—though they do have their fair share of costs.

Types of Cellular Shade hardware

There are a few different types of hardware you can choose from when buying Cellular Shades. The type of hardware that your shades use will also have an impact on what kind of windows they’ll work with and how easy they’ll be to install. As a general rule, though, Cellular Shades are pretty universal as far as their installation requirements go—after all, there aren’t really any other types of window treatments that people can install in literally minutes and without any tools at all. However, certain kinds of hardware may offer some additional benefits over others. Most commonly, you’ll find one of three types: string pull cord controls—when you pull down on your cord control (which is often located near your door), it will raise or lower your shade.

How do I measure my windows?

The first step in choosing your Cellular Shades is measuring your windows. While it may seem like an easy process, there are a few considerations to keep in mind. For instance, not every window frame is created equal. Most new home and office buildings now use California-style windows, which have exterior stops at each side of the interior window stops. Essentially, that means you can’t just measure from outside edge to outside edge and buy a standard size; make sure you know if you need interior or exterior measurements before measuring.

Choosing the Right Type of Cellular Shades For My Windows

The first step in choosing which type of Cellular Shades is right for your windows, home or office, is determining how much light you want to be able to let into your space. We typically call cellular blinds light filtering but that doesn’t mean they block out all light. The light filter effect is achieved when enough of a room’s natural light filters through your window treatments. If you have rooms in your home where you want complete privacy at all times and don’t care about letting any natural light in at all, blackout Cellular Shades are a great option. If you want more privacy than a lighter cell shade provides but still need some sunlight, then semi-sheer cell shades are perfect for your window treatment needs.

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Installation Options: Handheld Remote Control or Wall Switch?

When it comes to choosing between a handheld remote control and a wall switch, both have their pros and cons. The first question you should ask yourself is: where are your windows located? Do you need full control over them from anywhere in your house? If so, then a wall switch is probably best for you. But if windows are few and far between and there’s no way you’d use them all with a remote control, then go with that option instead—the ability to turn lights on/off without getting up makes it more likely that people will actually do it more often.

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FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions About Cellular Shades

Will Cellular Shades fit my window? What’s standard window height and width? Can I make custom adjustments to my Cellular Shades? Where can I buy Levolor Cellular Shades? How do I clean my honeycomb or Cellular Shades? What is a cell size and what are some common sizes for celled honeycomb/cellular blinds? How do you know how many cells will be in your honeycomb shade when you order a certain size or series of blinds. Is there a way to tell before ordering? Does Levolor sell replacement parts for Honeycomb Blinds, Bali Blinds, and Cellular Shades? Are Honeycomb Blinds, Bali Blinds, and Cellular Shades really energy efficient? Do they really help keep rooms cooler in summer and warmer in winter?

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Where can I buy Cellular Shades?

Depending on your needs, Cellular Shades can be bought at home improvement stores, interior design stores, office supply stores and even a handful of online retailers. It’s a good idea to start by doing some research; use our handy guide for some help choosing your style and material. Once you’ve picked out an online retailer or store that you like, grab your measurements and get ready to ship—or drive! Since we all want our new blinds in place as soon as possible…and if it’s an emergency like most things in life, there’s no shame in calling ahead.

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The range of roller blinds fabric


In our factory, you can find almost all kinds of fabrics for roller blinds. The fabric samples in our factory are quite expensive but these fabrics are great if you want to change them often since they will not fade even when exposed to sunlight. On the other hand, we have lots of other blinds fabrics that cost a few bucks each. However, these fabric samples should be regularly maintained or else they could tear or get damaged very easily. For outdoor window treatments such as roller blinds and awnings, it is best to purchase fabrics that are made up of durable materials such as 100% polyester and/or 100% acrylic. These items don’t need much maintenance and come in an array of bright colors that will match your decor perfectly.

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Many colours available

With thousands of roller blinds fabrics available for you to choose from, we can offer you roller blinds that match your room. We have a variety of widths, lengths, and colors for you to choose from. You can have your roller blind made in any fabric that is available on our website so if there is a fabric in particular that catches your eye, contact us and we will see what we can do. If you wish we also offer free samples so don’t hesitate to contact us today!

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You just need to contact our sales experts to get our samples for free. The sample delivery time is generally 4-7 days.

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Roll Length: 30m/roll

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Port of Loading: Shanghai, China.

20’ft container volume: Approx 290 Rolls.
40’ft container volume: Approx 610 Rolls.

Customized labels and logos are available.

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We provide customers with a variety of flexible payment methods, such as: T/T, letter of credit at sight, Western Union, etc.

Yes, we can provide customized services, such as colors, textures and patterns.


We have Strongest Process Innovation, Industry-leading development and production efficiency. We have maintained and have immediate access to all our fabric developments since the company’s inception in 2002.

All of our blackout fabric for blinds are made to order, and are manufactured especially for you and therefore you shall have no right to amend or cancel your order, return the goods or seek any refund of the price paid by you from us. This is because when we receive your order, the manufacturing process begins immediately, and the goods are manufactured to your exact specification. UNITEC Textile offer a free sample service and we recommend customers use this before ordering to ensure the correct fabric/colour is chosen.

Made to measure products are custom made to your requirements/choice and under the distance selling regulations, we cannot accept any made to measure products back. Once made our products are suitable only to you and therefore cannot be cancelled or returned. Because of this, it is extremely important that you are sure about the product that you want and also the size you require. We strongly recommend that you double-check your order to ensure the products ordered and window codes/measurements are correct. This does not affect your statutory rights.

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1. Pay 30% deposit of the inventory value.
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We offers 5 years quality guarantee period for the product.

Yes, You are always welcome to visit our factory. We will provide you with a complete schedule before visiting the factory. From the airport to pick you up until you are sent to where you want to go, etc. At the same time, we have professional staff who speak English, Portuguese and Spanish. So, you don’t need to worry about language issues. In addition, we can also provide you with tours or visits to other factories, all of which are free of charge. We only hope that you can have a perfect and successful journey in China.

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