Olson Backman, LLC

Cellular Shades


Key Features & Benefits of Cellular Shades

Cellular shades offer your commercial space the perfect blend of form and function when it comes to window treatments. Sturdy yet soft fabrics folded into honeycomb-shaped cells form an energy-efficient barrier that keeps warm & cool air from escaping to ensure your space is comfortable year round. Cordless shades are designed for ease, simplicity and effortless operation. A strong but barely visible cord keeps your shades at the desired height. The lightweight fabric reduces wear on the cord, improving your shade's longevity.  There is also a wide array of colors to choose from and shade configurations, including Bottom-Up/Top-down.


Cell Sizes

Single and double cell constructions are excellent, energy-efficient options, available in a range of sizes to match your design and address your specific window treatment needs: 

  • 3/8" Single Cell - An economical option for added insulation in smaller windows.
  • 3/8" Double Cell- The most energy-efficient option provides maximum insulation and looks great in standard-sized windows.
  • 3/4" Single Cell - The larger cell size provides a clean, proportional look for large windows.


Light & Privacy Control of Cellular Shades

Cellular Shades are constructed from a range of high-quality fabrics that provide varying levels of light control and privacy: 

  • Sheer- Enables a view to the outside with minimal privacy.
  • Light Filtering-  Allows light to gently filter through for some privacy.
  • Room Darkening-  Significantly dims natural light for moderate privacy.
  • Black-Out -  Blocks all natural light for complete privacy.


Styles & Colors of Cellular Shades

With an array of shade configurations and numerous colors to choose from, cellular shades can answer a wide range of needs:

  • Standard-  Standard shades that open from the bottom are often sufficient to fit a window’s basic needs.
  • Bottom-up /Top-down-  Ideal option for flexible privacy and light control. Lower the shade from the top or raise it from the bottom; available with cord lift or cordless lift.
  • Sun-up/Sun-down-  Combine two fabrics for versatility in style, light control, and privacy.


Lift Control Options for Cellular Shades

There is a range of different lift systems that can be paired with cellular shades:

  • Continuous Loop Lift-  A powerful clutch lifts the shade and holds it steady without the cord loop changing length.  
  • Cordless Lift-  Provides a cleaner, more streamlined appearance. Gently push the shade up or pull it down.
  • Motorization-  Conveniently raise or lower shades remotely with an automatic timer, hand-held control, mobile device or wall switch.

Additional Information


Certified Window Treatment Specialists

Olson Backman, LLC is a certified specialist and authorized dealer for window treatments manufactured by all the brand names in the business, including Graber, Hunter Douglas, Levelor, Kirsh, Bali, and more. Choosing a custom solution means your window treatments will be specially designed and fabricated to your exact window specifications, ensuring the best fit for your commercial space.  With Olson Backman, LLC, you’ll have access to a vast selection of window treatment styles, hardware and fabric options, all of which are unavailable to the average retail customer.   


Our Warranty

Olson Backman, LLC  consistently holds a high standard of quality for both products and service. Our primary focus is to help you find the perfect, premium window treatments that fulfill your style and needs. Our Limited Lifetime Warranty represents a dedication to your complete satisfaction, from start to finish & beyond, ensuring a lifetime of beauty, excellence, and dependable service when you need it most.



Olson Backman, LLC  offers, and highly recommends, professional measuring and installation services to ensure your window treatments will fit just right and look perfect. Often there is more to consider than simply the length and width of your window; for example, whether hardware should be installed with an inside or outside mount. Our specialists have the skills necessary to ensure the weight of the treatment is properly supported, and that care is taken to protect woodwork and surrounding areas. And when done right the first time, window treatments can last for decades. In addition to installation, we will also remove existing window treatments and either discard or re-install in a different location in the building. 



Safety is just as important as style when it comes to window treatments. Schools & buildings with children should take proper safety measures to prevent potentially serious window cord accidents. One of the best features of cellular shades is that no cords are used to operate the lift control of the shade, so this eliminates the concern of possible danger for children, as well as greatly reduces the opportunity for misuse or mistreatment.