Rated 3 out of 5
by Bevann HOW to MEASURE for THESE BLINDS. Owned for many years!
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It seems many of us are unsure how to measure our window for these blinds so I wanted to let you know if your inside diameter is (for example) 38 1/4" then that is the EXACT size to order in these blinds. You do not need to add or subtract inches because the blind will be from metal tip to the other metal tip 38 1/4". Also, the RIGHT side (but not the left side) metal tip of the blind adjusts downward (pushes in) about 3/8th of an inch, leaving you with a 3/8" play in hanging your blinds (see attached photos of metal press-in tip). Again, I would not subtract anything from my true window measurements for inside mounting.
The cutting of the "fabric" is a little jagged but barely noticeable. What is noticeable is the blinds are made of an odorous vaporous polyvinyl chloride, it says so on the cardboard roller, so I let them air outside for a couple of days before installing them. These are made in Taiwan and assembled in China.
For the price I paid, the quality is good enough but there are certainly better mesh blinds out there.
These do NOT give you any privacy at NIGHT; however, they surprisingly give a lot (high moderate) amount of privacy during DAYLIGHT hours. At night, with your inside lights on, it is as if you have no blinds installed; yet, during the day, they work really well because you can see a person is walking around inside but you can not tell if its male or female or what they are wearing. You can very clearly see outside during the day or night.
These are extremely easy to install and comes with heavy duty metal brackets. Be sure to pre-drill your holes before attempting to screw in "these" screws or the heads may break.
Lastly, I've owned one of these blinds for 4 years and it still looks new. It too has a cardboard roller as does the Oct 2016 ones I've just ordered and installed. These came to me poorly packaged with some damage. JCP made things right.
October 6, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5
by LCF0596 Good, if you're on a budget
Even after paying a handyman to install, these were 1/3 of the cost I was quoted by the well know blinds companies. One difference is that those companies included a valence to hide the roller; you see the roller with the JCP solar shades. These blinds don't fully block the brightest sun. But, for the price, I am happy with them.
June 30, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5
by ArtLIght These blinds rock!
I have an art studio with west facing windows that got as hot as a pizza oven on sunny days. When I installed the solar mesh blinds from JCPenney the temperature dropped immediately but the light still shines through in the most beautiful way! I have great light for art creation but I am not cooking to death! I am so pleased with the blinds, they saved my studio practice!
October 4, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by BellaBoo Good fabric, poor mechanics.
Fabric is good, looks good, does a decent solar job. The mechanics - not so much. Screws that came with are very subpar, tensil strength is so poor, the heads fell off by the time they got screwed in most of the way. Luckily I had screws that worked. If you are not careful when you pull down and let back up, they will flop all the way to the floor, then not want to roll back up and you have to do by hand. Also, they don't necessarily roll up straight. You have to work with them. They are fine if you are putting them under sheers and never letting them up and down. The plastic rod that goes through the bottom hem is very light weight and where cut to size was very cracked and jagged. I had to replace those as well. Would not work for a busy window going up and down frequently.
September 12, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Netta The product is working well
I ordered the Solar mesh shade for my bathroom. It is working perfect. Seems to be blocking the hot sun, however still allowing light in. Blends right in with colors and is hardly noticeable. Love it.
October 7, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by baran49 solar shades
as a customer of jcpenny,my solar shade i purchased was exactly what i was looking for,for my livingroom picture window,the shade fit perfect and cut the glare and the sun from fading my furniture,and now i can see my tv picture very clear.thank you jcpenny,i would reccomend this product to everyone ,that has a lot of light in their room when they want it,or are able to take the glare and sun out when they want it.it is perfect.
September 26, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Gigi Does the job!
I purchased these for 2 very sunny room's in my house. They really help keep the sun/heat blocked, yet you can see through them.
Similar solar blinds elsewhere are very expensive...These are reasonably priced and do the job!
September 19, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by HappyFeet2 mesh privacy blind
Love it , allows light t and perfect view t from inside, but doesn't all.ow others to see in from outside
September 5, 2016