Duette® Architella® honeycomb shades are the company’s most energy-efficient product and the fastest-growing innovation in the extremely popular cellular category. Uncovered windows can literally be energy holes, depleting a home of up to half of its heating and cooling energy dollars. Specifically designed to address this problem, Duette Architella takes the air-trapping cellular structure of the original Duette honeycomb shade and makes it even more energy-efficient by placing a cell within a cell.
With insulating R-values as high as 7.86 and solar-heat-gain coefficients as low as 0.15, Duette Architella’s patented cell within a cell design forms more air pockets than traditional honeycomb shades and reduces heat transfer at the window by up to 50 per cent when the shades are properly installed—more than doubling the energy efficiency of the window and helping to lower heating and cooling costs.
With its 180 colour and design choices, Duette Architella offers an extensive interior design palette. What’s more, Architella shades offer a variety of lifting systems designed with child safety in mind. And, like most Hunter Douglas product offerings, Duette Architella shades have passed rigorous standards and test procedures and are Greenguard Indoor Air Certified® and also certified by Greenguard for Children & Schools.
“Energy savings are made beautiful with Duette Architella honeycomb shades,” says Sue Rainville, director of marketing for Hunter Douglas Canada. “Purchasing top quality energy-efficient and innovative window fashions has never been more affordable, not to mention the fact that these shades are backed by an exclusive lifetime guarantee.”