Custom Cellular Shades are a Great Look For Office Buildings
You have the most options available for your office building window treatments in cellular shades. They can be made of any type of fabric to suit your needs. They also reduce your energy costs, provide insulation and noise reduction.
Custom made cellular shades are a great choice for any office building as they give you the most options possible, are easy to clean and when being custom made, they always fit.
Light Filtering or Light Blocking Fabrics
You are in charge of how much light comes through your windows in your office building. In windows that face the east or west, you likely get a lot of sun that streams into the windows and into that office. Since you choose the fabric that you want to use, that makes you in full control of the light that is allowed to enter into your building. Windows that get a lot of hot afternoon sun do best with a thicker cellular shade to block out the extra light. Too much light in a room can cause a glare on desktop or laptop screens and lead to the user’s eyes getting very tired as they work. You can choose different fabrics for different windows too. If you want to use the same fabric throughout the entire building in all the windows, that is fine. Some building managers like to change it up a bit and use lighter fabrics in windows that don’t get a lot of sun due to the direction they face, or if another building blocks the sun naturally from those windows.
The four basic opacity levels to choose from are sheer, light filtering, semi opaque or room darkening. You should first decide how much light you want in a room and then you can move on to select the fabric to either match trim color, paint color or to provide an accent color.
Cellular Shades Provide Superior Insulation
If you aren’t familiar with cellular shades then you may not realize why they carry so many benefits. Another name for cellular shades is honeycomb shades. They are often called honeycomb shades because the cells in the shades look like a bee’s honeycomb. The cell shapes trap the hot air in the summer and the cold air in the winter next to the window and don’t allow it to affect the room temperature as other window treatments do. This means a great savings on heating and cooling costs and it also means that your HVAC system doesn’t have to work as hard to keep a steady temperature in the entire building. The great takeaway from this benefit is that your HVAC system will last much longer before it needs repairs or to be replaced. This saves you a great deal of money by extending the life of an expensive piece of equipment.
Cellular Shades are Great at Noise Reduction
The honeycomb design of cellular shades also insulates the windows in your office building from noises that are happening outdoors. This can be a great help on the days that the landscaping crews are working outside with noisy lawnmowers and weed eaters as well as gas or electric hedge clippers. With other types of window treatments, these noises are still quite loud inside the office building, making it impossible for employees to hear anything on the phones or online. This makes some have to reschedule meetings in order to be heard by the employees and it leads to inefficiency in the workplace. Using cellular shades allows work to continue as usual even on stormy days or when the landscaping crew is working without sacrificing valuable time.
Top Down or Bottom Up Options
Cellular shades are the only versatile window treatment that offers the top down or bottom up options. You can have half of a window covered for a more dramatic appearance in a room. Let’s say you want to only cover the bottom of the window and leave a portion of the top open for some light in a room. This is the bottom up feature and the blinds would lift upward to close them while leaving a portion of the window open at the top. The top down option is the exact opposite. It leaves a portion of the window at the bottom uncovered and you pull the shade down to close it.
Horizontal or Vertical Shades
Large windows look much more attractive when they have vertical cellular shades. Most of the time, the front offices will have vertical shades near the front door when clients walk into the business. This orientation allows you to open the shades or close them to reveal as much of the large window that you want so you get complete control over the lighting in a room with all of the other great benefits of honeycomb shades.
Easy to Clean
Cellular shades are very easy to clean. You can simply close them and use a feather duster or micro fiber cloth to swipe them clean and remove any dust that accumulated on them. Alternately, you can use a can of compressed air to clean dust from inside of the cells and to clean the outside also. You can also simply use the vacuum with a brush attachment to clean the cellular shades in office building windows.
Timeless and Attractive Style
Cellular shades are not just a fad or a trend. They are a timeless classic window treatment that never goes out of style. They will also last a long time before needing to be replaced. And in addition, they are very attractive because when closed they have a very small stack at the top of the window, unlike mini blinds, which have a large stack. The small stack doesn’t need to be covered with a valance or any other item to hide it, because it is barely noticeable and doesn’t detract from the style.
Many business owners will look at a space in an office building and when they see that the window treatments are attractive, easy to clean, energy efficient, noise canceling and versatile, they may choose your office space over another one with trendy window coverings. Cellular or honeycomb shades will increase the value of your office building spaces that you lease to appeal to prospective business owners. They are a Win-Win situation for all.