Rated 5 out of 5
by tx2golfgirl These are quality shades
These are quality shades that do what the description says they're going to do. I've had five of them in my home on south-facing windows for six years in the Texas sun and they were easy to install, cut down glare, help reduce heat, and help protect furniture from fading. I ordered three more shades for an adjacent room.
July 25, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5
by Mersk Good product but failed custom cut.
I ordered 2 shades at 17.5 inches and 2 shades at 45 inches. I received 1 at 16.75, one at 16.5 one at 44.25 and one at 44. Now I understand the cut was made allowing for the hardware on each end, but each pair should have been the same size. After mounting the hardware and trying to install the shade, two of them had to be removed and wood shims put on the window frame to reduce the opening. The function of the solar shade is quite good. Really cuts the sun heat and UV. However what a struggle to shim the hardware, and now I have to stain and polyurethane the wood shims to match the window frame. The plastic flat tubes for the bottom hem, were hacked at with a hatchet it seems, they are cracked, jagged and too short. I had some old wooden shade slats that we cut, painted black and replaced them. Again - functionality wise - its a good product. The human element to custom size them was AWFUL!!
September 9, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5
by HelloSunshine So far, fits my need
I have 4 tall, narrow windows on the east side of my house - the morning sun arrives here and in the summer can heat up my home office very quickly. I adore the natural light of the space, but could easily start to feel like a lizard in a glass cage. So - these will hopefully help me to find the right balance. I used the "top" installation method, as that seemed most appropriate for the windows. The roller sits quietly up at the top and doesn't obstruct the view. I thought I might need to use valances, but maybe I won't even need them.
July 20, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5
by KatieShopsJCPenney Works as intended, good looking, good value
I purchased these shades for a kitchen window receiving too much late afternoon/evening sunlight. The shades arrived after waiting a few weeks for a backorder. They were exactly the right size and easy to install. It took about one half hour to put up two shades. They look attractive in my kitchen and I like that cars driving by can no longer see straight into my house but I still get some sunlight. The only real negative was the that the ends of the plastic support rods that are inserted through the bottom edge were very jagged. I mean EXTREMELY jagged. If the plastic rods would have been visible, I would have returned the product as they were obviously not cut with care. However, these rods are concealed by shade material at the bottom edge so you can't see them. When these shades go on sale again, I plan to purchase more of them for other rooms in my house getting too much sun.
October 17, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5
by mcdecor Exactly what I was looking for.
Blocks the sun rays without blocking the view.
Perfect for the front porch.
Cut to width was perfect for my older home with odd window sizes.
August 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by damask Superior quality and performance
I was shopping for a solar blind on several internet sites and the process was getting quite confusing as there are so many options at very high costs. I was surprised and relieved to find these blinds at JC Penney as I trust in JC Penney to sell quality and affordable products. I was correct in my trust.
The blind' s performance is just as stated. It allows you to see out and also filter the sun, glare and heat. I wanted a blind to see through as I did not want to block my view of my pond in the back yard. Before this blind I kept the drapes closed from the afternoon westward sun and stayed in the dark.
This product works so well at blocking the heat, I can literally place my hand on the blind with the sun shining in and it feels cool to the touch. Did I mention I live in Florida?
I chose the ivory in color which blends in nice with my drapery. I was extremely pleased the blinds were cut for me to my accordance and were delivered to the store ready to be hung!
The installation was extremely easy and only involved 2 small brackets. I hung the blind myself within 15 minutes time. I chose to mount the blinds on the outside of my window as I wanted to ensure better overall coverage which also helped in the simple mounting process.
I am so pleased with this blind I have already ordered more for the other side of the house.
September 30, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by diesenusse Nice with flaws
These solar shades are fairly easy to install and look pretty much as pictured. I ordered five of them. All five arrived with the plastic bar (at the bottom of the shade) tips cracked and chipped. It is also difficult to achieve the right amount of tension- they either often don't roll up enough or too little.
October 1, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Bearsfan Inexpensive - good quality
The shades shipped quickly and arrived in good condition. They were cut to the proper measurements. Easy to install and looked nice once they were up. Downside, the roller mechanism is touchy - sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. It could be operator error, however, other family members have tried and experienced similar issues. I still like them because they filter the sunlight without darken my room.
September 23, 2015