Shades

To the untrained eye, roller shades and solar shades may not seem that different. Both cover a window in a single, simple sheet of material and operate with a roller and tube function. So many people assume they are different, interchangeable names for the same thing. In truth, solar shades are a type of roller shade, but not all roller shades are solar shades, and each has distinct uses and benefits. The experts at Creating Shade can help you understand the difference.

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Shades

To the untrained eye, roller shades and solar shades may not seem that different. Both cover a window in a single, simple sheet of material and operate with a roller and tube function. So many people assume they are different, interchangeable names for the same thing. In truth, solar shades are a type of roller shade, but not all roller shades are solar shades, and each has distinct uses and benefits. The experts at Creating Shade can help you understand the difference.

Contact Us and Schedule Your FREE In Home Consultation TODAY!

(813) 816-1264

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Photo left: Sliding Panels, perfect for sliding doors. Photo right: Roller Shades, can be used on windows or sliding doors.

Roller Shade vs Solar Shade

The main difference between solar shades and roller shades is the material used. Solar shades are made from a screen-like mesh material designed to block UV rays without entirely blocking the view, while roller shades can be made from a range of textiles, often vinyl or fabric, with the purpose of controlling the light in a room. Roller shades are often used to darken or black out a room, while solar shades only control UV rays and can sometimes be found as exterior shades.

To take a closer look at their unique features and functions call to schedule your free in home consultation today.

Why Choose Cellular?

energy efficiency

Energy efficiency

wide range of light control

Wide range of light control

blinds

Low profile design

personalization

Highly customizable

Brands

Cellular

Also called honeycomb shades, cellular shades are best-known for their energy-efficiency and a wide range of customizable options. These shades get their name from their hexagonal, honeycomb shape when viewed from the side. They help keep the room temperature stable by trapping air between the window and the room, which acts as a buffer against heat loss in winter and heat gain during the summertime. Cellular window shades are made of one continuous piece of fabric, and they either roll or fold up along crisp pleats.

Cellular

Also called honeycomb shades, cellular shades are best-known for their energy-efficiency and a wide range of customizable options. These shades get their name from their hexagonal, honeycomb shape when viewed from the side. They help keep the room temperature stable by trapping air between the window and the room, which acts as a buffer against heat loss in winter and heat gain during the summertime. Cellular window shades are made of one continuous piece of fabric, and they either roll or fold up along crisp pleats.

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Becky McDaniels
Becky McDaniels
2024-01-12
Thank you Lisa for all of your help with choosing the perfect shades for our home! Patrick was also very professional and quick installing. Great experience and I love our choices!
Paul Eugenio
Paul Eugenio
2024-01-11
Lisa is top notch and really takes pride in her work. My in laws got their house done and it came out great. Thanks Lisa
mwkeller678
mwkeller678
2023-10-26
Very happy with my new beautiful plantation shutters!! Lisa and her install team were amazing!! Highly recommend!!
Joey S
Joey S
2023-08-22
Creating Shade completed plantation shutters in my home. They did an excellent job! I highly recommend them.
Kenise Knight
Kenise Knight
2023-06-23
What beautiful shutters and exactly what my room needed. Love the folding design. Great product-great service!!
Penny Hoyt
Penny Hoyt
2023-06-20
Lisa was a gem to work with. I knew what I wanted so our consult was quick and easy and installation all went smoothly. Looking forward to picking her brain on another room in our home
Darrin Fagan
Darrin Fagan
2023-05-11
My new shutters are perfect! Lisa and Patrick were wonderful to work with and made sure no detail was overlooked. Highly recommend Creating Shade.
sarah nettles
sarah nettles
2023-04-04
Lisa was so easy to work with and helped me so much to achieve the look I wanted. The installer was great, I’m very happy with the results!
Julie schneider
Julie schneider
2022-12-08
Lisa and her team were so amazing, they were thoughtful, and did everything possible to make my home look beautiful. I have already recommended her to numerous friends. Thank you Lisa for making everything look so nice! Julie.
Jennifer Sanchez
Jennifer Sanchez
2022-12-03
After a year of bad experiences with other companies. We found a jewel. It has been a pleasure working with Lisa from beginning to end. She listened to what I was looking for and diligently worked and searched to accommodate what I wanted in window treatments. She was honest and upfront. I appreciate her giving her opinion without criticizing my ideas. We are so very satisfied and happy with the window treatments. They look great! The installers were professional, cleaned up after themselves and very polite. Absolutely recommend her and company to everyone.