Window coverings such as blinds and shades are great for keeping out unwanted light, but they can also pose a potential strangulation hazard to children. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission states that since 1990 there have been more than 200 children and infants that have died due to accidentally strangling on blind and shade cords. Those that have children in their home should replace all window blinds and shades with cordless products to avoid this type of tragedy.
Cellular shades are also referred to as “honeycombs” and these types of window treatments combine the same technology as double-paned glass, with the versatility of traditional blinds. These types of window shades are unique in the fact they trap air pockets next to the window, in order to decrease the amount of heat or cool air lost and to increase the insulation of the home. The cells or honeycombs of these shades will trap air between pockets of fabric and cause there to be an insulating blanket in between the room and window, which will increase heat in the winter and make it much cooler in the summer time.