Rated 5 out of 5
by Bevann JCP Thermal Roman Shades vs JCP Savannah Roman Shades
I really like the black color thermal roman shades. They are made of nice thick cotton with a white backing. They also lay nicely. I am replacing JCP Savannah roman shades with these JCP thermal ones because the Savannah shades have not held up well in my bathroom. (See my review under Savannah shades with photo explaining why). Also, Savannah shades are light filtering where as the thermal shades are nearly blackout. What I don't like about these thermal shades is that the brackets are made of cheap plastic and the screws are cheap so be sure to at least use some quality screws. I will be raising and lowering daily so I don't expect these cheap brackets to hold the shade for very long especially since the shade itself is made of heavy fabric. I am hopeful that I may be able to "rig" the Savannah metal brackets to work with these thermal shades. Also, the top rail is made of light weight plastic. I have uploaded photos showing the differences in JCP Savannah vs JCP Thermal.
January 13, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5
by deardeedle Great Insulating Shade
We ordered these for our son's nursery after we noticed how chilly his room was getting (even with curtains!) in our 100+ year old house. They are excellent! The shades are very good looking (we ordered cool white) and do a great job of keeping the heat in the room. And they are very easy to install, even on our crazy old window casings (we mounted them inside the casing).
They do make the room slightly darker for his naps, but they are not black out, so some light does come through (our guy doesn't nap in darkness so they work fine for us.) And they do have a cord, so for safety I've shorted them and we're using the cord anchor (that they come with) very high up on the wall.
We liked them so much, we ordered more for 3 other rooms. We got them on sale, so I would say we got an excellent deal.
October 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
by Gennielee Outstanding value!
I had been pricing Roman Shades for several months, I couldn't find anything that I liked and was considering spending the money to have something custom made when I found the shade from JCP. I was amazed at the quality of the product for the price. I'm telling all of my friends who need any window treatments to check these out!
July 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
by UpstateNewYork I highly recommend
I highly recommend these shades! I live in upstate New York and I needed a affordable thermally shade. The next morning I noticed how much warmer my room was! and they block out light! We have old frames so at first I was sure we had to return. My husband made these( see pictures) to install shades and it works perfect! If you think you need to return shades because of window frame, see if you can make these:-)
January 16, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5
by BookishB Good luck on color if you need more than one
We ordered two of these in the rustic red for our office. Once we had hung the second and could see them side-by-side, it became apparent that they do not match. They are not the exact same shade of red, the pull cords are slightly different colors, and the thermal backing on one is much thicker or more dense than on the other (see picture). We thought it was probably a fabric anomaly and ordered a third. Amazingly, the third was a completely different hue of "rustic red" that didn't match the other two, more orangey in tone. It was also thinner like the one on the left in the picture, allowing more light to filter through.
As other reviewers have stated, these shades don't fold evenly when being raised- the fabric bunches and must be adjusted each time.
If you only need ONE shade and want something pretty inexpensive, this product might work for you. However, if you need more than one, it is highly likely the colors will not match and they are DEFINITELY not worth the money at full price. JCPenney needs to speak to the manufacturer about the inconsistencies with this product.
I do not recommend.
January 3, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by BKGinPA Very happy with these
I'm very happy with these shades. I ordered 3 for the windows in our lower level family room, hoping to keep out some of the chill. What a difference!
Easy to install, nice looking too, nice quality fabric and backing. I ordered Dune, hoping it would match the curtains I already had hung. Looks great!
My only concern, and the reason for 4 stars instead of 5, is the quality of the hardware. The header looks and feels more like what you'd expect on a plastic mini blind rather than a heavy fabric Roman shade, but I expect it to last a long time with normal use. Overall very pleased & recommend!
February 1, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by luvlife Excellent at keeping the cold out! Look great! quality.
Yes, it does come with only PLASTIC mounting hardware. So far no issues. We hung them two weeks ago. My husband and I don't see how that plastic can possibly hold up for years of raising and lowering the shades. They are a great quality and fairly heavy material too. I assume we'll be looking for replacement hardware down the road. We purchased these for every window in our home, 24 of them. My husband spent about 3 hrs on a Saturday and 2 on Sunday, and all were installed. Quite easy to install, just time consuming when doing 24 of them. They are wrinkled, which I don't like. The wrinkles have lessened since they were first hung, but, remain fairly significant. I think I'll use a hand held steamer to get them out. They could be ironed before hanging, if the wrinkles bother you. when I draw them open, I have to fuss with the material at some intervals to have the flap lay flat. They don't just fold evenly over each other all the time. I really like the neat look, so, I just fuss with the flaps as I'm drawing them up to be sure they all fall evenly over each other.
November 30, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Robinp not made to last
I have purchased these shades and i love them except:
1. you cannot wash them
2. the pull string attachment is plastic and within a year of normal opening and closing carefully, the plastic piece breaks right from the top and you then cannot open the shade and have it stay open.
This has happened numerous times to numerous shades. i dont know why its made of plastic.
January 26, 2016