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future pather
08-31-2007, 01:06 PM
I've had a request from some of you to post about cellular (insulated) window shades.

I use them on all the non-double glass windows I have in my triplex, and can notice a big difference both from heat in the summer and from cold in the winter.

People can post on this thread about any good method to keep cool, especially if it is not widely known or talked about.

Wikipedia has this to say on cellular shades :

Honeycomb shades or cellular shades - which are similar to pleated shades except that there are two or more layers joined at the pleats to form compartments that trap air, providing insulation. Due to their cellular construction, cellular shades are known to be energy conscious. For greater insulation, cellular shades also come in double and triple cell styles. The more cells, the greater energy efficiency.

Description from a distributor : Energy Star Saves Money (http://www.cellularwindowshades.com/energysmart.html)

This is the brand I have : decoratetoday: Cellular Shades by American Brand (http://www.decoratetoday.com/products/blinds/blinds_prd_listing.asp?mfrid=1&btype=4&si=8)

It looks like there are a number of brands and places that sell them available:

decoratetoday: Blinds by Manufacturer (http://www.decoratetoday.com/products/blinds/blinds_manuf.asp?blind_type=4&si=8)

Window Treatments Symphony Cellular Honeycomb Discount Shades Blinds (http://www.cellularwindowshades.com/)


XO Jessica