The Blind Alley, Custom Drapery and Window Covering Specialists serving Bellevue, Washington and the Greater Seattle area since 1984.


HUNTER DOUGLAS APPLAUSE HONEYCOMB SHADES
ENERGY EFFICIENCY

During the hottest months of the year, over half the heat in a home comes in through the windows. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, this can add 15 to 20 degrees to interiors and force air conditioners to work two to three times harder. And in winter months, heat lost through windows can account for as much as 10 to 25% of a heating bill.


Applause Shades Offer Solutions

Fortunately, window coverings - particularly Hunter Douglas Applause honeycomb shades - can protect against heat gain and harsh glare in summer and heat loss in winter. Applause shades boast a unique construction that traps air in the honeycomb pleats and insulates against summer heat and winter cold.

    Fortunately, window coverings - particularly Applause honeycomb shades - can protect against heat gain and harsh glare in summer and heat loss in winter. Applause shades boast a unique construction that traps air in the honeycomb pleats and insulates against summer heat and winter cold.


Keeping Rooms Cooler

Hunter Douglas Applause triple honeycomb shades also boast a low summer shading coefficient, which measures a product's ability to shade against solar heat gain, and reflect heat to make rooms cooler. The lower the summer shading coefficient, the greater the percentage of heat reduction. The percentage of heat reduction is calculated, subtracted from 100 and then turned into a decimal.

For example, Applause Casuelle double honeycomb shades stop 70% of solar heat from entering a home, which means they have a very low summer shading coefficient of 0.30. Applause Legends honeycomb shades in opaque fabric with a metallized core offer even more protection from solar heat gain. They block 79% of solar heat and have a shading coefficient of 0.21.


Let the Sun Shine!

And when dealing with direct sunlight, many Applause honeycomb shades have neutral white fabric backings, regardless of the color selected, which reflect the sunshine. This also allows them to have a uniform look from the exterior. In addition, Applause honeycomb shades offer superior protection - up to 99.9% - against the sun's harsh UV rays that can fade and eventually damage upholstery and drapery fabrics, carpeting, furniture, floors, as well as valuable artwork.


Hunter Douglas Applause Energy Savings

Hunter Douglas Applause honeycomb shades help keep out the cold in winter and heat in summer. The patented honeycomb design creates air pockets that give each shade a remarkable insulating quality.

FABRIC TYPE WINTER
R-VALUE*
SUMMER
SHADING**
   Casuelle Double Honeycomb 5.33 .30
   Legends Double Honeycomb 5.35 .30
   Legends 3/8" Opaque 5.30 .21
   Casuelle 3/4" Opaque 5.78 .26
   Legends 3/4" Opaque 5.78 .26
   Casuelle 3/8" Semi-Opaque 4.92 .41
   Legends 3/8" Semi-Opaque 4.61 .41
   Casuelle 3/4" Semi-Opaque 4.61 .43
   Legends 3/4" Semi-Opaque 4.61 .43
   Sunterra 3/4" Semi-Opaque 4.61 .43
* R-value measures resistance to heat loss. The higher the R-value, the more insulation the product provides.

** Summer shading coefficient measures the amount of heat passing through a covered window versus a bare window. The lower the number, the less heat is transferred. In summer, less heat transfer means a cooler room.

Ratings may change slightly depending on variances in glazing, fit and color. R-values shown above are factored using Low-E double glazing.

Hunter Douglas Applause Honeycomb Shades Ultraviolet Protection

FABRIC TYPE

99% 95% 90% 85% 80% 75% 70% 65% 60% 55%
   Casuelle Double Honeycomb

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The patented honeycomb design also helps to protect home furnishings. Hunter Douglas Applause honeycomb shades are ideal in any climate, even those with abundant humidity, heat and sunshine. While many shades wilt and wither from ultraviolet sunrays and humidity, Applause shades are designed and tested to withstand whatever Mother Nature serves up.

Applause honeycomb shades block up to 99% of the sun's damaging ultraviolet rays, depending on your fabric selection.


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