Window Quilts Vs. Cellular Shades


Like cellular shades, window quilts have excellent insulating properties. They seal the window on all four sides, which minimizes the transfer of air. Because of their insulating properties, they also do a very good job at reducing noise, especially for those living in urban environments.


Window quilts are difficult to install and require significant amount of maintenance. Some of this maintenance usually includes placing the quilt back on the track when it falls off. Window quilts also tend to get stained very easy with water. Over time, they can be quite pricy compared to other window treatments.

Product Comparison: Window Quilts Vs. Cellular Shades


                                    Window Quilts                                        Cellular Shades 

 Insulation Like cellular shades, they do a great job when it comes to insulting a home which helps homeowners save on utility bills year round. Cellular Shades keep heat and cool air in the room. They act almost like a blanket and will help you save on utility bills year round.
Light Control Window quilts do a very good job at blocking out the light. However, this window treatment doesn't do as good as a job when it comes to letting the light in.  Cellular shade window treatment gives you complete control over the light depending on what fabric you select. UV rays are also filtered, which can help you protect your furniture.
Cleanability  Not easy to clean. Stains are almost impossible get out of these treatments. They are dust resistant and can be both vacuumed and washed (light filtering).
Installation  Requires specific window configuration and installation can be quite demanding. Very easy to install, can be installed in a matter of minutes.
Hardware Dependent on the material that’s used. Quality stainless steel brackets.
Ideal Use For interior windows in the winter time in colder climates. For all interior windows and for privacy, insulation and total light control.
Shade Operation The quilt is naturally heavy, so it can be difficult to lift for some. Easy to move up and down. Comes in heavy duty cord loop and cordless options.
Shade Stack Bulky roll that can be 4” to 6” in diameter.
2-4” (rail and fabric)
Durability  Fabric has been designed to
last an excess of 15+ years.
Cellular shade fabric has been designed to
last an excess of 15+ years.
Warranty  Dependent on the retailer. Comes back behind a Limited Lifetime Warranty.

The Winner Is...

Cellular shades! Due to their low maintenance and insulating features. They are surprisingly easy to install and have a long shelf life. Window quilts have their purpose and place, but it's in our opinion that cellular shades are a significantly superior product. 

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